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Title:
The selected journals of L.M. Montgomery
Author:
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942.
Uniform Title:
Journals. Selections
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. 1889-1910. - v. 2. 1910-1921. - v. 3. 1921-1929. - v. 4. 1929-1935.
ISBN:
9780195405033

9780195405866

9780195409369
Format :
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PR9199.3.M6 Z476 1985 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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PR9199.3.M6 Z476 1985 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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PR9199.3.M6 Z476 1985 V.3 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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PR9199.3.M6 Z476 1985 V.3 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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PR9199.3.M6 Z476 1985 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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PR9199.3.M6 Z476 1985 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

A bestseller in Canada, this book will fascinate the legions of devoted readers of Anne of Green Gables and Montgomery's other Anne books.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) kept extensive journals for most of her life, beginning them in 1889 when she was fourteen and continuing them until shortly before her death. Spontaneous and frank, they are unusual for their narrative interest: Montgomery's gifts as a storyteller are as much in evidence here as in her novels. This first volume takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, and culminates with the publication of Anne of Green Gables.
The autobiographical content will intrigue every dedicated fan of the Anne books. But the Mongomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privelege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman.
About the Author:
Mary Rubio is Literary Adviser to the Estate of L.M. Montgomery and is preparing the authorized biography. Elizabeth Waterston is Professor of English at the University of Guelph. Together they edit CCL: Canadian Children's Literature: A Journal of Criticism and Review


Author Notes

One of the best-loved children's/young adult authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of Hugh John and Clara Woolner. After attending Prince of Wales College and Dalhouse College in Halifax, she became a certified teacher, eventually teaching in Bideford, Prince Edward Island. She also served as an assistant at the post office and as a writer for the local newspaper, The Halifax Daily Echo.

Best known for her Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables books, Montgomery received many high honors. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1923 and a Canadian stamp commemorates Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables. In addition, various museums dedicated to the book series and Montgomery's life dot Prince Edward Island.

The books in the Anne series follow the growth and adventures of a red-haired, spritely, high-spirited and imaginative orphan named Anne who lives on Prince Edward Island. The success of these books rested in Montgomery's ability to vividly recollect childhood and her easy storytelling ability. They are tremendously popular to this day and have been translated into more than 35 languages and adapted as movies and PBS television productions.

On July 5, 1911, L.M. Montgomery married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and the marriage produced three children. She died on April 24, 1942.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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These journals were begun in 1889 when Lucy Maud Montgomery was a 14-year-old Prince Edward Island schoolgirl. They end in 1921 when she was, at 46, the wife of an Ontario minister, mother of two young sons, and a famous author. Success had come with the publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908; by 1921 she had written nine more best-selling novels. In the journals she recorded all of the outward circumstances of her public and private life, and, in addition, she set down her thoughts on diverse subjects and described her innermost emotions. Written with the same attention to style that characterized her published writings, and illustrated with photographs from her own collection, L.M. Montgomery's journals provide absorbing reading for all who enjoy her works or are interested in the life of the times, including the history of a strong woman living in an era when women were expected to be weaker than men. The editors are co-editors of Canadian Children's Literature: A Journal of Criticism and Review. Mary Rubio is also Literary Advisor to the Estate of L.M. Montgomery and is preparing her authorized biography. She alone, until 1992, has access to the journals which Montgomery kept until her death in 1942. Excellent introductions and helpful explanatory notes. M. L. Solt Bowling Green State University