Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush. Susanna MOODIE, Susannah Strickland.
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush
Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush

Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush

Place Published: New York
Publisher: DeWitt & Davenport
Date Published: [1854]
Edition: 1st Edition presumed
Binding: Hard Cover

13cm x 19cm, (5 1/4” x 8”), [1]blank, xii,, [13]-300pp.,

Original now soiled blind embossed dark green cloth, corners worn, with house on front cover and dull gilt type on spine. Repaired front spine edge. Pages internally are dull and foxing throughout . Pages 142/143 and 146/147 stuck together at binding edge touching the type on page 146. Overall condition is fair.

First American edition from 1854, this is Life In The Clearings Versus The Bush by Susanna Strickland, identified here as Mrs. Moodie . Susanna Moodie, a sister of Catharine Parr Traill and Samuel Strickland, and one of the most distinguished pioneers of Canadian literature, came to Upper Canada in 1832 with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers. Originally settling on a farm near Cobourg, they later moved to the backwoods area in Douro Township, and then to Belleville in 1840. This sequel to Roughing It In The Bush (1852), Life in the clearings versus the bush (London, 1853), presents a more consistently positive view of the worth of settling in ‘this great and rising country’. By her own admission, a melancholy narrative "... prompted by the hope of deterring well-educated people, about to settle in this colony, from entering upon a life for which they were totally unfitted by their previous pursuits and habits." Nevertheless, Moodie does not deny that there are "Real benefits to be derived from a judicious choice of settlement in this great and rising country," benefits which middle- and upper-class immigrants were more likely to realize if they settled in the rapidly growing towns and cities of Upper Canada

TPL 3382.
Fair. Item #1277

$50.00 USD
$65.01 CAD

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