In the sequel to "Roughing It in the Bush," Susanna Moodie portrays the relatively sophisticated society springing up in the clearings along Lake Ontario. During a trip from Belleville to Niagara Falls, Moodie acts as a meticulous observer of the social customs and practices of the times.
Invaluable as social history and as a candid self-portrait, "Life in the Clearings versus the Bush" chronicles, with wit and wisdom, Canadian society in the mid-19th century.
The NCL edition is an unabridged reprint of the complete original text.
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