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Comment: Paperback, Like New, clean, tight, gift inscription on title page, no spine or cover creases, slight edge wear over all. (Near Fine)() 'I could scarcely hold myself together. I thought I must give way to my grief, so I hurried out, but when I got home and alone, I could just fall down and cry, I tried to pray but Oh I couldn't contain myself.' - Caroline Alice Porter, September 3rd, 1922, after the deaths of her youngest daughter, Jennie, and husband James within a single week in 1922. This rich anthology presents twenty diary excerpts written between 1830 and 1996, covering the upper-class travails of nineteenth-century travelers and settlers to the workday struggles and triumphs of twentieth-century students, teachers, housewives, and writers. The diarists are single, married, with children and without, and, on at least one occasion, hiding love for another woman. The excerpts - all preceded by a biographical sketch - make compelling reading. Elsie Rogstad Jones details the sudd Or
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The Small Details of Life: Twenty Diaries by Women in Canada, 1830-1996 Paperback – Oct 12 2002


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Kathryn Carter teaches Canadian Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford).

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