Place Published: New York
Publisher: De Witt & Davenport,
Date Published: 
Binding: Hard Cover
2 volumes in one complete. 5 1/4” x 7 1/2”, blank, Prelims, -211pp.; blank, -224pp., blank.
Original red embossed cloth front and back with a gilt cabin on front. Spine with gilt type and symbols. All board edges are torn and worn. Spine with a 1" tear top and bottom. Quite foxed inside. Book has a written inscription from 1854
Overall condition is poor.
Susanna [Strickland] Moodie, with her sister, Catharine Parr [Strickland] Traill (1802-1899) are two of Canada's most important 19th-century writers. Born in England only 23 months apart, both sisters became professional writers before they married. In 1832 they emigrated with their Scottish husbands to Canada, settling in the backwoods of what is now Ontario, near present-day Lakefield. They recorded and interpreted their experiences as pioneers in books for which they remain famous to this day. Catharine wrote 'The Backwoods of Canada' (1836) and 'Canadian Crusoes' (1852), and Susanna wrote 'Roughing It in the Bush' (1852) and 'Life in the Clearings' (1853). They both continued to live and write in Canada until their deaths.
Poor. Item #1211