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Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada

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In 1836, Anna Jameson sailed from London, England, to join her husband in Upper Canada, where he was serving as attorney general. Shaking off the mud of Muddy York with mild disdain, young Mrs. Jameson swiftly sallied forth to discover the New World for herself.

The best known of all nineteenth century Canadian travel books, Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada is Ja
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Paperback, 612 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by New Canadian Library (first published February 1st 1838)
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Kristine Morris
Anna Brownell Jameson visited Canada in 1836-37, two years after York incorporated as the City of Toronto. For the first part of her journal, Winter Studies, she was a virtual hostage kept indoors by the cold winter weather, taking only one trip by sleigh to Niagara Falls which she described as disappointing (she changes her tune when she revisits it in the summer). This part does not provide the detail for readers trying to imagine what Toronto looked like, although, Anna does comment rather as ...more
Christine
My dad introduced me to this book when I was a teenager, and it has become my favourite memoir of Canadian pioneer life. Anna Jamieson takes me right into her life. Like walking into a backwoods Jane Austen.
Amal El-Mohtar
Another one for the Settler-Colonial Modernities course. Also fascinating! Features author being disappointed by Niagara Falls & complaining about the cold, so there's something startlingly contemporary about it.
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Anna Brownell Jameson was a British writer. She was born in Dublin. Her father, Denis Brownell Murphy (died 1842), was a miniature and enamel painter. He moved to England in 1798 with his family, and eventually settled at Hanwell, London.

The first work which displayed her powers of original thought was her Characteristics of Women (1832). These analyses of William Shakespeare's heroines are remark
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