Susanna Moodie: Voice & Vision

A critical study of three major themes occurring in the novels and non-fiction work of the Canadian pioneer Susanna Moodie.

Carol Shields' critical examination of the work of the Canadian writer Susanna Moodie is divided into three chapters: Mrs. Moodie and the Complex Personality, Mrs. Moodie and Sexual Reversal, Mrs. Moodie and the Social structure, with a bibliography.

It includes analysis of Life in the Clearings, Roughing It in the Bush, Waiting for Dead Men's Shoes, and Matrimonial Speculations.

An interesting fact is that the central character of Shield's novel Small Ceremonies is working on a biography of Mrs. Moodie.