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Moodie, Susanna (Strickland) (1803-1885).

novelist, poet. After marrying J.W.D. Moodie, an army officer, Susanna sailed with him and her sister, <IR> CATHERINE PARR TRAILL </IR> , from England to Canada in 1832. She described the hardships experienced by pioneers like herself in the Canadian wilderness in Roughing It in the Bush, or Life in Canada (1852). Notable for its realism, sincerity, and dry humor, the work revealed the sentiments of a well-bred Englishwoman whose initial dislike for her new home eventually turned to affection and belief in Canada's potential greatness. She also wrote several poems and novels, including Mark Hurdlestone (1853) and Geoffrey Moncton (1856), most of which were conventionally sentimental.

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Publication:Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature
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Date:Jan 1, 1991
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