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The embroidered tent: Five gentlewomen in early Canada, Elizabeth Simcoe, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Anna Jameson, Lady Dufferin
In this widely acclaimed study, Marian Fowler explores how the experience of wilderness and frontier create a psychic tension between the gentility of old-world "embroidery" and the rugged masculinity of "tent"-dwelling in the pioneering women of nineteenth-century Canada.
About the Author:
Marian Fowler has won the Canadian Biography Award and has published widely on Canada
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 26th 1994 by House of Anansi Press
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An interesting read about the characters of these women and the character of the Canada they inhabited, and the clash of social conditioning and reality. As always, any history dealing with women makes me glad to be in the 21st century in a relatively socialist country!
Marian Fowler holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Toronto and was the recipient of the Canadian Biography Award. She has taught at York University and is the author of a number of books, including In a Gilded Cage, Below the Peacock Fan, The Embroidered Tent, Blenheim and The Way She Looks Tonight. She lives in Toronto.More about Marian Fowler...