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Montgomery, Lucy Maud. I was born on November 30, 1874, in Prince Edward Island, a colorful little land of ruby and emerald and sapphire. I came of Scotch ancestry with a dash of English, Irish, and French from various grands“ and „greats.“
My mother died when I was a baby and I was brought up by my grandparents in the old Macneill homestead at Cavendish. . . eleven miles from a railroad and twenty-four from a town, but only half a mile from one of the finest sea-beaches in the world. I went to the „district school“ from six to seventeen. I devoured every book I could lay my hands on. Ever since I can remember I was writing stories and verses. My early stories were very tragic creations. Almost everybody in them died. In those tales battle, murder, and sudden death were the order of the day.
When I was fifteen I had a „poem“ published in a local paper. That gave me the greatest moment of my life. Then I qualified for a teacher’s license at Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and taught three years. During those and the following years I wrote all kinds of stuff. Most of it was rejected but enough was accepted to encourage me. Eventually I won a place as a writer of stories for young people.
I had always hoped to write a book . . . but I never seemed able to make a beginning. I have always hated beginning a story. When I get the first paragraph written I feel as if it were half done. To begin a book seemed quite a stupendous task. Besides, I did not see how I could get time for it. I could not afford to take time from my regular writing hours. In the end I never set out deliberately to write a book. It just „happened.“ One spring I was looking over my notebook of plots for a short serial I had been asked to write for a certain Sunday School paper. I found a faded entry, written many years before. „Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for a boy. By mistake a girl is sent them.“ I thought this would do. I began to block out the chapters, devise incidents, and „brood up“ my heroine. „Anne“ began to expand in such a fashion that she seemed very real to me. I thought it rather a shame to waste her on an ephemeral seven-chapter serial. Then the thought came: „Write a book. You have the central idea and the heroine. All you need to do is to spread it over enough chapters to amount to a book.“ The result was Anne of Green Gables.
I wrote it in the evenings after my regular day’s work was done. I typewrote it myself on my old second-hand typewriter that never made the capitals plain and wouldn’t print „m’s“ at all. Green Gables was published in 1908. I did not dream that it would be the success it was. I thought girls in their ‚teens might like it but that was the only audience I hoped to reach. But men and women who are grandparents, boys at school and college, old pioneers in the Australian bush, Mohammedan girls in India, missionaries in China, monks in remote monasteries, premiers of Great Britain, and red-headed people all over the world have written to me telling me how they loved Anne and her successors. Since then I have published sixteen books. Twenty-three years ago I married a Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Ewan Macdonald, and came to Ontario to live. I like Ontario verymuch, but anyone who has once loved „the only island there is“ never really loves any other place. And so the scene of all my books save one has been laid there. And in my dreams I go back to it.
List of my books: Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne’s House of Dreams, Rain- bow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, Emily’s Quest, Kilmeny of the Orchard, The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Magic for Marigold, A Tangled Web, The Blue Castle, Pat of Silver Bush.

The Short Stories 1907 – 1922

The Short Stories 1907 – 1922 – Lucy Maud Montgomery

The author, well known and famous for her Green Gables stories, has written a wealth of beautiful short stories, all set in the Canadian landscape of Ontario or Prince Edward Island. This edition contains the best of them and offers all stories from 1907 through 1922, including:

A Millionaire’s Proposal
A Substitute Journalist
Anna’s Love Letters
Aunt Caroline’s Silk Dress
Aunt Susanna’s Thanksgiving Dinner
By Grace of Julius Caesar
By the Rule of Contrary
Fair Exchange and No Robbery
Four Winds
Marcella’s Reward
… and many more …

The Short Stories 1907 - 1922

The Short Stories 1907 – 1922

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The Short Stories 1907 – 1922.

ISBN: 9783849696580

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Montgomery’s early life (from Wikipedia):

She was born Lucy Maud Montgomery in Clifton (now New London) in Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Her mother, Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery, died of tuberculosis when Montgomery was twenty-one months old. Stricken with grief over his wife’s death, Hugh John Montgomery gave custody to Montgomery’s maternal grandparents. Later he moved to Prince Albert, North-West Territories (now Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) when Montgomery was seven. She went to live with her maternal grandparents, Alexander Marquis Macneill and Lucy Woolner Macneill, in the nearby community of Cavendish and was raised by them. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Short Stories 1904 – 1906

The Short Stories 1904 – 1906 – Lucy Maud Montgomery

The author, well known and famous for her Green Gables stories, has written a wealth of beautiful short stories, all set in the Canadian landscape of Ontario or Prince Edward Island. This edition contains the best of them and offers all stories from 1904 through 1906, including:

A Fortunate Mistake
An Unpremeditated Ceremony
At the Bay Shore Farm
Elizabeth’s Child
Freda’s Adopted Grave
How Don Was Saved
Miss Madeline’s Proposal
Miss Sally’s Company
Mrs. March’s Revenge
Nan
Natty of Blue Point
… and many more …

The Short Stories 1904 - 1906

The Short Stories 1904 – 1906

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The Short Stories 1904 – 1906.

ISBN: 9783849696573

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Montgomery’s early life (from Wikipedia):

She was born Lucy Maud Montgomery in Clifton (now New London) in Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Her mother, Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery, died of tuberculosis when Montgomery was twenty-one months old. Stricken with grief over his wife’s death, Hugh John Montgomery gave custody to Montgomery’s maternal grandparents. Later he moved to Prince Albert, North-West Territories (now Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) when Montgomery was seven. She went to live with her maternal grandparents, Alexander Marquis Macneill and Lucy Woolner Macneill, in the nearby community of Cavendish and was raised by them. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Short Stories 1896 – 1903

The Short Stories 1896 – 1903 – Lucy Maud Montgomery

The author, well known and famous for her Green Gables stories, has written a wealth of beautiful short stories, all set in the Canadian landscape of Ontario or Prince Edward Island. This edition contains the best of them and offers all stories from 1896 through 1903, including:

A Case of Trespass
A Christmas Inspiration
A Christmas Mistake
A Strayed Allegiance
An Invitation Given on Impulse
Detected by the Camera
In Spite of Myself
Kismet
Lilian’s Business Venture
.. and many more …

The Short Stories 1896 - 1903

The Short Stories 1896 – 1903

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The Short Stories 1896 – 1903.

ISBN: 9783849696566

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Montgomery’s early life (from Wikipedia):

She was born Lucy Maud Montgomery in Clifton (now New London) in Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Her mother, Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery, died of tuberculosis when Montgomery was twenty-one months old. Stricken with grief over his wife’s death, Hugh John Montgomery gave custody to Montgomery’s maternal grandparents. Later he moved to Prince Albert, North-West Territories (now Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) when Montgomery was seven. She went to live with her maternal grandparents, Alexander Marquis Macneill and Lucy Woolner Macneill, in the nearby community of Cavendish and was raised by them. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Further Chronicles of Avonlea

The Further Chronicles of Avonlea – Lucy Maud Montgomery

From the author of “Anne of Green Gables”, of whom Mark Twain said: „She is the dearest and most moving and delightfut child since the immortal Alice.“ These new stories of Avonlea, the home of the immortal heroine of Anne of Green Gables, are written with the same wonderful understanding of human nature that the author has shown in her previous work, and have repeated the success of the famous “Anne” books.

The Further Chronicles of Avonlea

The Further Chronicles of Avonlea

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The Further Chronicles of Avonlea.

ISBN: 9783849696559

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The stories included in the Further Chronicles of Avonlea (from Wikipedia):
„Aunt Cynthia’s Persian Cat“: Aunt Cynthia leaves her beloved Persian cat Fatima in the care of her unwilling nieces Sue and Ismay Meade. When Fatima disappears, Sue must call on desperate measures to avoid wealthy Aunt Cynthia’s wrath.
„The Materializing of Cecil“: Unwilling to admit that she has never had a suitor, Miss Charlotte Holmes invents the dashing Cecil Fenwick of Blakely, New Brunswick to keep the Avonlea gossips at bay. When the real Cecil appears, Miss Charlotte fears the truth will emerge. (This story formed the basis for an episode in the popular Canadian television series Road to Avonlea, substituting Marilla Cuthbert for Miss Charlotte.)
„Her Father’s Daughter“: Rachel Spencer invites her estranged father to her wedding, to the fury of hermother Isabella.
„Jane’s Baby“: When Jane Roberts dies, her cousins Miss Rosetta Ellis and Mrs. Charlotte Wheeler feud over her child.
„The Dream-Child“: A mysterious wailing calls grieving mother Josie to the seaside; she believes it is the cry of the ghost of her and David’s first baby.
„The Brother Who Failed“: During the Monroes‘ reunion at the family home in Avonlea, Aunt Isabel tactlessly remarks that Robert is „the only failure,“ and his siblings initiate a scheme to restore his self-esteem.
„The Return of Hester“: Dying Hester Meredith forces her sister Margaret to promise she won’t marry Hugh Blair, but when Margaret and Hugh fall desperately in love, Hester herself intervenes.
„The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily“: Anne Shirley and her friend Diana Barry become acquainted with irritating old maid Miss Emily Leith while they’re staying at Echo Lodge in Grafton; upon Miss Emily’s death, Anne receives a mysterious parcel. Narrated by Anne Shirley.
„Sara’s Way“: Mrs. Eben Andrews discusses her daughter Sara and Sara’s suitor Lige Baxter with Mrs. Jonas Andrews. When Lige’s brother’s business is ruined, everyone involved has a different view of the situation.
„The Son of his Mother“: Thyra Carewe learns that her beloved son Chester has bestowed his affections on the beautiful Damaris Garland.
„The Education of Betty“: Newly-widowed Sara Churchill arranges for a former beau to tutor her untamed daughter Betty.
„In Her Selfless Mood“: Eunice Carr devotes her life to granting her mother Naomi Holland’s deathbed request that she look after Christopher Holland, Naomi’s son and Eunice’s half-brother.
„The Conscience Case of David Bell“: David Bell refuses to testify in the name of Jesus Christ, to the horror of Avonlea society.
„Only a Common Fellow“: Story of the Mark Foster/Phillippa Clark/Owen Blair love triangle.
„Tannis of the Flats“: Jerome Carey, telegraph officer in „The Flats,“ a trading station in the Canadian Northwest, becomes the object of beautiful „half-breed“ Tannis Dumont’s affections, but he falls in love with Elinor Blair of Avonlea. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Chronicles of Avonlea

The Chronicles of Avonlea – Lucy Maud Montgomery

Miss Montgomery continues to follow up the vein she opened in „Anne of Green Gables.“ These stories are all of Spencervale or Avonlea. Anne herself —or what we hope to be a caricature of her—appears on the cover, and is mentioned now and again within. But she is not the leading figure in any of the tales, which might have been called „Romances of Middle Age,“ so strongly does a single motive dominate them. Ten out of the dozen stories deal with belated love-affairs, or with the pathetic devotion of age for youth.

The Chronicles of Avonlea

The Chronicles of Avonlea

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The Chronicles of Avonlea.

ISBN: 9783849696542

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The stories included in the Chronicles of Avonlea (from Wikipedia):
„The Hurrying of Ludovic“: Anne Shirley is behind Ludovic Speed’s proposal to Theodora Dix after their very long courtship.
„Old Lady Lloyd“:Old Lady Lloyd, thought to be very rich, encounters the daughter of her former beau and tries to help her.
„Each in His Own Tongue“: Reverend Stephen Leonard attempts to stifle his son Felix’s gifted violin-playing, which he sees as unholy.
„Little Joscelyn“: Aunty Nan hears of Joscelyn Burnett’s return to Prince Edward Island and greatly desires to hear her old friend sing.
„The Winning of Lucinda“: Lucinda and Romney Penhallow’s longtime feud is resolved.
„Old Man Shaw’s Girl“: Mrs Peter Blewett attempts to destroy Old Man Shaw’s hopes regarding the return of his beloved daughter Sara („Blossom“).
„Aunt Olivia’s Beau“: Olivia Sterling is courted by Malcolm McPherson.
„Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s“: Severe man-hater Angelina „Peter“ MacPherson is quarantined for smallpox with Alexander Abraham Bennett, a misogynist who has not allowed a woman in his house for years.
„Pa Sloane’s Purchase“: Pa Sloane rashly buys a baby at an auction and must deal with the consequences.
„The Courting of Prissy Strong“: Stephen Clark courts Prissy Strong despite her sister Emmeline’s strong opposition.
„The Miracle at Carmody“: Avowed atheist Judith Marsh and her sister Salome attempt to raise young Lionel Hezekiah.
„The End of a Quarrel“: Peter Wright and Nancy Rogerson meet again, many years after a quarrel over his grammar broke them up. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Kilmeny of the Orchard

Kilmeny of the Orchard – Lucy Maud Montgomery

The secluded old apple orchard in which Eric Marshall, a young Canadian, finds the beautiful, though dumb,Kilmeny, is on Prince Edward Island. Eric is the son of a wealthy man and had come to a small village on the island to teach school for a month as asubstitute for a sick friend. In one of his rambles he comes upon the old orchard, and hearing strains of music is tempted to investigate. He finds Kilmeny alone playing a violin. At sight of him the girl rushes away. The young man, however, is fascinated by her beauty and loses no time in finding out how he can make her acquaintance.

Kilmeny of the Orchard

Kilmeny of the Orchard

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Kilmeny of the Orchard.

ISBN: 9783849696535

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The characters in Kilmeny of the Orchard (from Wikipedia):

Eric Marshall: The male protagonist in the story. He is described as „one of those men regarding whom less-favoured mortals are tempted to wonder why all the gifts of fortune should be showered on one individual“.[1] His one fault seems to be extreme pragmatism. Eric lost his mother when he was ten, and has high ideals regarding a future wife. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Golden Road

The Golden Road – Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Golden Road, a sequel to „The Story Girl,“, will have a warm welcome by all who are familiar with the author’s stories; and if there are any who do not know them, here is an opportunity to get acquainted. Prince Edward Island is again the setting of scenes of lovely meadow views, and the adventures of the King family are full of the same spirit of joyousness that has made this author a favorite one with various classes of readers. This book completes a romance of Aunt Oliva, begun in a previous story.

The Golden Road

The Golden Road

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The Golden Road.

ISBN: 9783849696528

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Summary of The Golden Road (from Wikipedia):

The plot is based around the character Beverley who remembers his childhood days with his brother Felix and friends and cousins Felicity, Cecily, Dan, Sara Stanley (the „Story Girl“), hired-boy Peter and neighbor Sara Ray. The children often played in their family’s orchard and had many adventures, even creating their own newspaper, called Our Magazine. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Story Girl

The Story Girl – Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Story Girl is an exquisitely written narrative of the doings of eight children during a Summer spent on an old farm near Charlottetown, Prince Edward’s Isle. Chief among them is the Story Girl—a child of fourteen, with a wonderfully vivid and original imagination and exceptional histrionic powers, whose fanciful tales arc interspersed through the record of the joys and petty sorrows which are the lot of healthy, happy children. The author has an intuitive knowledge of child nature and the characters are all real flesh and blood children. Few and far between are books like this, and hence they give a greater pleasure to the reader who is carried back to his or her own childhood to live again those joyous carefree days.

The Story Girl

The Story Girl

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The Story Girl.

ISBN: 9783849696511

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Montgomery’s early life (from Wikipedia):

She was born Lucy Maud Montgomery in Clifton (now New London) in Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Her mother, Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery, died of tuberculosis when Montgomery was twenty-one months old. Stricken with grief over his wife’s death, Hugh John Montgomery gave custody to Montgomery’s maternal grandparents. Later he moved to Prince Albert, North-West Territories (now Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) when Montgomery was seven. She went to live with her maternal grandparents, Alexander Marquis Macneill and Lucy Woolner Macneill, in the nearby community of Cavendish and was raised by them. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Rilla of Ingleside

Rilla of Ingleside – Lucy Maud Montgomery

A simple, wholesome love story in which the well-loved Anne, of „Anne of Green Gables“ fame, appears, now the mother of six irresistible — and irrepressible — children. The story overflows with real humor and pure romance. It solves no problems, there is no hint of hate in it—it is just a simple love story chronicling the everyday events in a community of kindly people whose lives are the counterpart of other lives the country over.

Rilla of Ingleside

Rilla of Ingleside

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Rilla of Ingleside.

ISBN: 9783849696597

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Summary of Rilla of Ingleside (from Wikipedia):

Set almost a decade after Rainbow Valley, Europe is on the brink of the First World War, and Anne’s youngest daughter Rilla is an irrepressible almost-15-year-old, excited about her first adult party and blissfully unaware of the chaos that the Western world is about to enter. Her parents worry because Rilla seems not to have any ambition, is not interested in attending college, and is more concerned with having fun. (In an aside, it is revealed that Marilla has died; her date of death is not specified but Rilla states it was before she was old enough to know her very well.) Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley – Lucy Maud Montgomery

A simple, wholesome love story in which the well-loved Anne, of „Anne of Green Gables“ fame, appears, now the mother of six irresistible — and irrepressible — children. The story overflows with real humor and pure romance. It solves no problems, there is no hint of hate in it—it is just a simple love story chronicling the everyday events in a community of kindly people whose lives are the counterpart of other lives the country over.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley

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Rainbow Valley.

ISBN: 9783849696931

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Summary of Rainbow Valley (from Wikipedia):

Anne Shirley has now been married to Gilbert Blythe for 15 years, and the couple have six children: Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley, and Rilla.

After a trip to London, Anne returns to the news that a new minister has arrived in Glen St. Mary. John Meredith is a widower with four young children: Gerald (Jerry), Faith, Una, and Thomas Carlyle (Carl). The children have not been properly brought up since the death of their mother, with only their father (who is easily absorbed by matters of theology) to parent them. The children are considered wild and mischievous by many of the families in the village (who tend only to hear about the Meredith children when they have gotten into some kind of scrape), causing them to question Mr. Meredith’s parenting skills and his suitability as a minister. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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