Roughing It in the Bush Author:Susanna Moodie When Roughing It in the Bush was published in 1852. it created an international sensation, not only for Susanna Moodie's "glowing narrative of personal incident," but also for her firm determination to puncture the illusions European land- agents were circulating about life in Canada. This frank and fascinating chronicle details her harsh--and h... more »umorous--experiences in homesteading with her family in the woods of Upper Canada.
Part documentary, part psychological parable, [this book] is, above all, an honest account of how one woman coped not only in a new world, but, more importantly, with herself.
The New Canadian Library edition is an unabridged reprint of the complete original text.« less
Be warned that the writing style is very much that considered proper in the author's (born in 1803) time, a bit emotional, high-flown, and poetic. Still, it has a lot of humor and interesting information about life in the wilds of Canada in the early days. Some interesting characters there then!