Moodie, Susanna Strickland


Moodie, Susanna Strickland

▪ Canadian writer
born , Dec. 6, 1803, Bungay, Suffolk, Eng.
died April 8, 1885, Toronto, Ont., Can.

      English-born Canadian pioneer and author who wrote realistic, insightful, often humorous accounts of life in the wilderness. Her most important work is Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada (1852), a book of instruction for future pioneers based on her own experiences. She emigrated to the Upper Canadian wilderness in 1832 with her husband, a British army officer, and her sister, Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (Traill, Catherine Parr) (q.v.), who was also an author. Moodie's initial distaste for the hardships of “roughing it” gradually changed to an earnest commitment to Canada's future.

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