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The Backwoods of Canada Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1 1989

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: New Canadian Library; 2nd edition edition (Aug. 1 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771099770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771099779
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #564,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'"The Backwoods of Canada" is one of the most frank and pragmatic pioneer accounts ever written and the first to examine women's experience and the domestic economy of the settler's life in any detail.' -- Camilla Gibb --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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CATHARINE PARR TRAILL was born in Surrey, England, on January 9, 1802. She was the fifth child of Thomas and Elizabeth Strickland. Her siblings were Eliza, Jane Margaret, Susanna (later Susanna Moodie), Samuel, and Agnes. In 1832 she married Lt. Thomas Traill. The couple emigrated to Upper Canada and settled near the Otonabee River close to Peterborough. Traill is the author of a number of books but is best-known for The Backwoods of Canada. She died in 1899 in Lakefield, Ontario.

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If you're interested in how people lived in rural Canada during the 1800s, this book will give a first hand account. The book is composed of the author's letters back home to England, and answering questions from friends back home. She gives detail encounters of the voyage to her new home, cultivating the land, the hardships they face with their land, diseases, and the climate, and who is best suited for this type of life. Catharine Parr Traill is a great storyteller who is engaging and very descriptive in her writings. This is a good book if you want to really see what life was like for the early pioneers in North America.
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Lots of good information on pioneer life in upper Canada (1830,s). The Author also includes information on wild flowers and plants that she comes across while living near Peterborough, Canada. She is a keen observer so the book makes interesting reading. I really enjoyed it.
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An authentic story of the 1830's onward in Canada by an honestly observant woman who lived during those times and experience the good and bad of immigrant life.
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