The Journals of Susanna Moodie

The Journals of Susanna Moodie is a book of poetry by Margaret Atwood, first published in 1970.

In the book, Atwood adopts the voice of Susanna Moodie, a noted early Canadian writer, and attempts to imagine and convey Moodie's feelings about life in the Canada of her era. The book separates into three separate journals, which cover her arrival in 1832 to a post-death narration ending in 1969. Journal One is from 1832-1840, Journal Two encompasses 1841-1870, and Journal Three continues on until 1969, wherein a dead Susanna Moodie comments on twentieth century Canada.

The book was later republished in 1997 with a new series of illustrations by artist Charles Pachter.

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    The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men. Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth.
    Susanna Moodie (1803–1885)

    What a wonderful faculty is memory!—the most mysterious and inexplicable in the great riddle of life; that plastic tablet on which the Almighty registers with unerring fidelity the records of being, making it the depository of all our words, thoughts and deeds—this faithful witness against us for good or evil.
    —Susanna Moodie (1803–1885)

    Reality has become so absorbing that the streets, the television, and the journals have confiscated the public interest and people are no longer thirsty for culture on a higher level.
    Andre Plesu (b. 1948)