Marian Fowler (essay date 1982)
SOURCE: Fowler, Marian. “Susanna Moodie.” In The Embroidered Tent; Five Gentlewomen in Early Canada: Elizabeth Simcoe, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Anna Jameson, Lady Dufferin, pp. 93-131. Toronto: House of Anansi Press Limited, 1982.
[In the following essay, Fowler presents Roughing It in the Bush as a blend of fact and fiction that borrows heavily from the conventions of the sentimental novel.]
It is hard to imagine two sisters less alike than Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie. They were different in looks, in temperament, and in response to the New World. They were Snow White and Rose Red; they were Martha and Mary. They were Elinor and...
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