Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgements

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pp. ix-x

The creation of this critical edition of Flora Lyndsay (1854) owes much to many hands. It has been a long time in the making. I must therefore begin with my former editorial colleagues, Carl Ballstadt and Elizabeth Hopkins, with whom I worked so closely over more than two decades on the...

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Critical Introduction

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pp. xi-lx

Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life (Richard Bentley, 1854) is Susanna Moodie’s prequel to her most famous book, Roughing It in the Bush (Bentley, 1852). It is a lively, though padded, two-volume “novel” in which Moodie (1803–1885) lightly fictionalized her experiences as a young Englishwoman...

Flora Lyndsay

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pp. 1-4

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Volume I

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pp. 5-144

“Flora, have you forgotten the talk we had about emigration, the morning before our marriage?” was a question rather suddenly put to his young wife, by Lieutenant Lyndsay, as he paused in his walk to and fro the room. The fact is, that he had been pondering over that conversation...

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Volume II

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pp. 145-288

Why the apartment into which Flora retreated on going on board was called a State-cabin, Flora could not imagine. It was really a very small closet, about seven feet in length, and a very little broader than it was long. It contained neither stool, bench, nor chair, and there was just...

Explanatory Notes

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pp. 289-320

Textual Notes

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pp. 321-386

Publisher's Page

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p. 386