NCL 51 – The Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Traill


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Series One

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The toils, troubles and satisfactions of pioneer life in Canada are recorded with charm and vivacity by a woman who left the comforts of upper-class English society for the rigours of a new, young land. Mrs. Traill’s account of her trip to North America and of the first two and a half years of her life in the bush country near Peterborough, Ontario, is both lively and dramatic. In the nineteenth century, The Backwoods of Canada was treasured as a source of practical information. Today, its vivid description of the land, and the people who came to conquer it, recaptures the whole atmosphere of a bygone age.


The Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Traill (New Canadian Library N51)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

The toils, troubles and satisfactions of pioneer life in Canada are recorded with charm and vivacity by a woman who left the comforts of upper-class English society for the rigours of a new, young land. Mrs. Traill’s account of her trip to North America and of the first two and a half years of her life in the bush country near Peterborough, Ontario, is both lively and dramatic. In the nineteenth century, The Backwoods of Canada was treasured as a source of practical information. Today, its vivid description of the land, and the people who came to conquer it, recaptures the whole atmosphere of a bygone age.


The Backwoods of Canada by Catherine Parr Traill (new Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

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The toils, troubles, and satisfactions of pioneer life are recorded with charm and vivacity in THE BACKWOODS OF CANADA, by Catherine Parr Traill, who like her sister Susanna Moodie, left the comforts of genteel English society for the rigours of a new, young land. Traill offers a vivid and honest account of her trip to North America and her first two and a half years living in the bush country near Peterborough, Ontario.

Treasured by its nineteenth century readers as an important source of practical information, THE BACKWOODS OF CANADA is an extraordinary portrayal of pioneer life by one of early Canada’s most remarkable women.

The New Canadian Library edition is an unabridged reprint of the original text and all its illustrations.


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