“The True History of My Brother Tom’s Dog”: A Lost Autobiographical Tale by Catharine Parr Traill
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Harris, J. (2014). “The True History of My Brother Tom’s Dog”: A Lost Autobiographical Tale by Catharine Parr Traill. Studies in Canadian Literature / Études En littérature Canadienne, 39(2). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/SCL/article/view/23052

Abstract

This piece comprises a reprint of a “lost” autobiographical tale by Catherine Parr Trail, accompanied by a critical introduction. The introduction addresses: 1) what the story adds to our knowledge of the Stricklands’ life in England; 2) what factors contributed to the story’s appearance in a Boston paper; and 3) the differences between this piece and Traill’s other writing for children. Notably, the identification of this piece has led to the uncovering of a second unknown Traill story that draws on similar biographical detail.

 

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