Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life

Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life

A Novel by Susanna Moodie

By Susanna Moodie

Edited by: Michael A. Peterman

448 Pages · 8x5.5 · February 13 2014

Paper ISBN: 9780776608082

PDF ISBN: 9780776621234

ePub ISBN: 9780776621241

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Flora Lyndsay is Susanna Moodie’s prequel to Roughing it in the Bush and Life in the Clearings. Though Moodie fictionalizes herself in the context of this novel, Flora Lyndsay remains a close personalized record of her family’s experiences in planning their emigration and crossing the Atlantic.

Despite the limited critical attention it receives, Flora Lyndsay reveals Moodie’s style, her sense of form, and her distinctive approach to writing female autobiography. This edition, complete with a wide corpus of endnotes, an extensive list of emendations, and a critical introduction, helps address this oversight and gives a closer look at the iconic phenomenon that is Susanna Moodie.

Critical Introduction
Textual history and the Choice of the Copy Text
Susanna Moodie in Her English Context
How Flora Lyndsay Came To Be
Why Flora Lyndsay Matters
Works Cited

Flora Lyndsay
Volume i
Volume ii

Explanatory Notes
Textual Notes

Author Bio

Susanna Moodie (1803-1885) was the youngest of the scribbling Strickland sisters. After marrying John Wedderburn Dunbar Moodie in 1831, she immigrated to the backwoods of Upper Canada where she raised a large family and wrote old-world novels and autobiographical accounts of her settlement. She is a landmark of early Canadian literature who has influenced great authors such as Margaret Atwood and Carol Shields.

Michael Peterman is Professor Emeritus at Trent University. In addition to many articles and reviews, he has written or edited fourteen books, including biographies of Susanna Moodie (Susanna Moodie: A Life) and her sister Catharine Parr Traill (Sisters in Two Worlds). He has won Trent’s Distinguished Research Award and has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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