Roughing It in the Bush

Susanna MOODIE (1803 - 1885)

'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)

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction to the Third Edition Moira Fogarty
00:15:35
Play 01 A Visit to Grosse Isle Moira Fogarty
00:26:35
Play 02 Quebec Moira Fogarty
00:31:38
Play 03 Our Journey up the Country Moira Fogarty
00:27:56
Play 04 Tom Wilson's Emigration Moira Fogarty
00:51:19
Play 05 Our First Settlement, and the Borrowing System Moira Fogarty
00:52:08
Play 06 Old Satan and Tom Wilson's Nose Moira Fogarty
00:22:54
Play 07 Uncle Joe and His Family Moira Fogarty
00:41:26
Play 08 John Monaghan Moira Fogarty
00:30:09
Play 09 Phoebe R---, and Our Second Moving Moira Fogarty
00:24:56
Play 10 Brian, the Still-Hunter Moira Fogarty
00:41:55
Play 11 The Charivari Moira Fogarty
00:52:35
Play 12 The Village Hotel Moira Fogarty
00:30:52
Play 13 The Land-Jobber Moira Fogarty
00:59:59
Play 14 A Journey to the Woods Moira Fogarty
00:31:16
Play 15 The Wilderness and Our Indian Friends (Part One) Moira Fogarty
00:36:34
Play 16 The Wilderness and Our Indian Friends (Part Two) Moira Fogarty
00:31:51
Play 17 Burning the Fallow Moira Fogarty
00:16:11
Play 18 Our Logging-Bee Moira Fogarty
00:28:06
Play 19 A Trip to Stony Lake Moira Fogarty
00:31:31
Play 20 The "Ould Dhragoon" Moira Fogarty
00:18:01
Play 21 Disappointed Hopes Moira Fogarty
00:29:44
Play 22 The Little Stumpy Man Moira Fogarty
00:46:58
Play 23 The Fire Moira Fogarty
00:39:42
Play 24 The Outbreak Moira Fogarty
00:45:28
Play 25 The Whirlwind Moira Fogarty
00:20:18
Play 26 The Walk to Dummer Moira Fogarty
00:56:38
Play 27 A Change in our Prospects Moira Fogarty
00:25:16
Play 28 Adieu to the Woods Moira Fogarty
00:27:36
Play 29 Canadian Sketches (Part One) Moira Fogarty
00:34:56
Play 30 Canadian Sketches (Part Two) Moira Fogarty
00:39:04
Play 31 Appendix A: Advertisement to the Third Edition Moira Fogarty
00:02:13
Play 32 Appendix B: Canada: a Contrast (Introductory Chapter to the 1871 edition) Moira Fogarty
00:20:11
Play 33 Appendix C: Jeanie Burns Moira Fogarty
00:36:31