The Embroidered Tent: Five Gentlewomen in Early Canada : Elizabeth Simcoe, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Anna Jameson, Lady Dufferin

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Anansi Press, 1982 - Social Science - 239 pages
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"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."

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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.

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