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Susanna Moodie is, of course, best known for her books Roughing It in the Bush and Life in the Clearings, which are largely comprised of short sketches that she had previously published. What is not widely known, however, is that Moodie had a long and prolific literary career in which short sketches and tales were among her favoured genres. This book offers a selection of these narratives, most of which have been unavailable in print since the 19th century. This collection will give the reader a new understanding of Susanna Moodie's work.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xxix
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  1. A Dream
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. The Pope's Promise
  2. pp. 4-15
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  1. Old Hannah; or, The Charm
  2. pp. 16-24
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  1. My Aunt Dorothy's Legacy
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. The Vanquished Lion
  2. pp. 31-42
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  1. The Doctor Distressed
  2. pp. 43-48
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  1. The Sailor's Return
  2. pp. 49-63
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  1. The Broken Mirror
  2. pp. 64-86
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  1. The Well in the Wilderness
  2. pp. 87-97
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  1. Rachel Wilde, or, Trifles from the Burthen of a Life
  2. pp. 98-150
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  1. The Quiet Horse
  2. pp. 151-159
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  1. Trifles from the Burthen of a Life
  2. pp. 160-240
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  1. My Cousin Tom
  2. pp. 241-252
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  1. Washing the Black-A-Moor White
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776617411
Related ISBN
9780776603261
MARC Record
OCLC
181843578
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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