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Roughing It in the Bush

Gelesen von Moira Fogarty

(4,5 Sterne; 14 Bewertungen)

'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in 1852. (Summary by Moira Fogarty)

(18 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Introduction to the Third Edition

15:35

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A Visit to Grosse Isle

26:35

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Quebec

31:38

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Our Journey up the Country

27:56

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Tom Wilson's Emigration

51:19

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Our First Settlement, and the Borrowing System

52:08

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Old Satan and Tom Wilson's Nose

22:54

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Uncle Joe and His Family

41:26

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John Monaghan

30:09

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Phoebe R---, and Our Second Moving

24:56

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Brian, the Still-Hunter

41:55

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The Charivari

52:35

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The Village Hotel

30:52

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The Land-Jobber

59:59

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A Journey to the Woods

31:16

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The Wilderness and Our Indian Friends (Part One)

36:34

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The Wilderness and Our Indian Friends (Part Two)

31:51

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Burning the Fallow

16:11

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Our Logging-Bee

28:06

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A Trip to Stony Lake

31:31

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The "Ould Dhragoon"

18:01

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Disappointed Hopes

29:44

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The Little Stumpy Man

46:58

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The Fire

39:42

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The Outbreak

45:28

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The Whirlwind

20:18

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The Walk to Dummer

56:38

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A Change in our Prospects

25:16

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Adieu to the Woods

27:36

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Canadian Sketches (Part One)

34:56

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Canadian Sketches (Part Two)

39:04

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Appendix A: Advertisement to the Third Edition

2:13

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Appendix B: Canada: a Contrast (Introductory Chapter to the 1871 edition)

20:11

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Appendix C: Jeanie Burns

36:31

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Bewertungen

hard to get into but worth it

(4 Sterne)

the reader does a good job on this book. the start of the book is a little hard to get into. i have started this book before and gave up on it. this time i held out and several chapters into it i finally took enough interest to pay attention. the writer trys to go chronologically, but at times she goes back to previous homes etc and you can get confused if not paying attention. its not really a complete story - just events that happened thrown together without a common flow. at times the writers husband is telling the story - without warning, so that can get REALLY confusing. but overall i enjoyed it and think its a worthy read for males/females - probably wont be interesting to kids.

Historical and Interesting

(5 Sterne)

This is a really good depiction of what pioneer life was like in Canada. I love Canada and grew up near the border. Parts of the story were pretty funny the way the author talked about Americans and borrowing. The narrator was beyond fabulous. I love the different accents she does and how appropriate to have a Canadian narrating this story. I enjoyed this very much. Toward the end it got a bit boring, too much politics. I like the parts of the story about roughing it much better. I recommend this, very good!

An Outstanding Work

(5 Sterne)

The reader, Moira Fogarty, with a most agreeable voice, does a superlative job. One gets the feeling at times that it is, in fact, Susanna Moodie herself speaking the lines of her own work. I cannot recomment this book too highly, it is such a worthwhile read!