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Echoes from the Backwoods

Echoes from the Backwoods
Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033534

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  • A dynamic army officer and sportsman, Sir Richard Levinge (1811–84) was an unlikely chronicler of nature. However, service during the suppression of the French Canadian uprising of 1837–8 led to a personal fascination with the people, flora and fauna of the Canadian colonies. Published in 1846, this two-volume description of travel through eastern Canada and the United States reflects the author's passion for hunting and the outdoor life. In Volume 1, the reader accompanies Levinge on his voyage to Newfoundland before being regaled with tales of skating, sleighing, hunting for wolves and a fortnight in the bush in Nova Scotia. Volume 2 describes the American swamps, Montreal, the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls, as well the continent's exotic fauna in the form of racoons, snakes and bald eagles. This work conveys both the dangers and the attractions of the North American continent at this period.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033534
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Voyage out
    2. New Brunswick. Hints for emigrants
    3. New Brunswick continued
    4. Of the Milicete and Micmac Indians
    5. New Brunswick. Of the birds and beasts
    6. New Brunswick. Of the deer and woodcraft
    7. New Brunswick. Of the fish and fishing
    8. Nova Scotia. A fortnight in bush
    9. A race through the United States
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    10. A race through the United States continued
    11. A race through the United States continued
    12. A race through the United States continued
    13. The Atlantic. A winter's passage
    14. Of the outbreak in Lower Canada
    15. Upper Canada. Niagara
    16. Upper Canada. Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan
    17. Second outbreak in Lower Canada, in 1838
    18. Prairies of Illinois
    19. Upper Canada. Niagara District.

  • Author

    R. G. A. Levinge

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