Pearls and Pebbles
Dundurn, 15 лист. 1999 р. - 211 стор.
How fitting to close out the 20th century with a brand new edition of Pearls & Pebbles by the noted chronicler of pioneer life, Catharine Parr Traill. Published in 1894, Pearls & Pebbles is an unusual book with a lasting charm, in which the author's broad focus ranges from the Canadian natural environment to early settlement of Upper Canada. Through Traill's eyes, we see the life of the pioneer woman, the disappearance of the forest, and the corresponding changes in the life of the Native Canadians who have inhabited that forest.
Editor Elizabeth Thompson reminds us of the significance of the writings by Traill, the aged author/naturalist, who felt that the hours spent gathering the pebbles and pearls from her notebooks and journals written in the backwoods of Canada was not time wasted.
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EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION J41 ABOUT THE AUTHOR, CATHARINE PARR
TRAILL CATHARINE Parr (Strickland) Traill was born in England in 1802, and
grew up in Suffolk. She was the fifth of eight children in a middle-class family—
Catharine Traill's life in Canada affected her fiction as well, for in Catherine
Maxwell, the protagonist of Canadian Crusoes (1852), she creates the prototype
for a heroine who can be found in Canadian fiction up to and including the
present: a ...
The book consists of a series of prose sketches, and some poetry. The chief focus
is Canadian natural history: native flora and fauna as Traill observes them in the
1890s; as they were in the 1830s when she came to Canada; and as they may ...
Catharine Parr Traill Elizabeth Helen Thompson. Catharine Traill, as an English
gentlewoman, must have suffered at least some sense of social dislocation in the
rough and ready bush society. Still, her buoyant spirit, bolstered by a strong ...
Catharine Parr Traill Elizabeth Helen Thompson. love of life, creates a collage of
nineteenth—century Canadian life. The work is by turns anecdotal, reflective,
scientific and discursive. Each genre is interesting in its own right, and there is ...
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THOUGHTS ON VEGETABLE INSTINCT
SOME CURIOUS PLANTS
SOME VARIETIES OF POLLEN
THE CRANBERRY MARSH
OUR NATIVE GRASSES
MOSSES AND LICHENS
THE INDIAN MOSS BAG
NOTES FROM MY OLD DIARY
PROSPECTING AND WHAT I FOUND IN MY DIGGING
THE ROBIN AND THE MIRROR
IN THE CANADIAN WOODS
THE FIRST DEATH IN THE CLEARING
ALONE IN THE FOREST
ON THE ISLAND OF MINNEWAWA
THE CHILDREN OF THE FOREST
SOMETHING GATHERS UP THE FRAGMENTS