Early Voices: Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914 by Mary Alice Downie

Early Voices: Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914

byMary Alice Downie, Barbara Robertson, Elizabeth Jane Errington

Kobo ebook | October 29, 2010

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This selection of writings by 29 women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the 17th to the early 20th century, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North. There is a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman's wife in Labrador. A Loyalist wife and mother describes the first hard weather in New Brunswick, a seasick nun tells of a dangerous voyage out from France, a famous children's writer writes home about the fun of canoeing, and a German general's wife describes habitant customs. All demonstrate how women's experiences not only shared, but helped shape this new country.

Title:Early Voices: Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639-1914Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459705319

ISBN - 13:9781459705319