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
… and many more …
The Short Stories 1907 – 1922.
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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.
Montgomery’s early life in Cavendish was very lonely. Despite having relatives nearby, much of her childhood was spent alone. Montgomery credits this time of her life, in which she created many imaginary friends and worlds to cope with her loneliness, with developing her creativity.
Montgomery completed her early education in Cavendish with the exception of one year (1890–1891) during which time she was in Prince Albert with her father and her stepmother, Mary Ann McRae. In November 1890, while in Prince Albert, Montgomery’s first work, a poem entitled “On Cape LeForce,” was published in the Charlottetown paper, The Daily Patriot. She was as excited about this as she was about her return to her beloved Prince Edward Island in 1891.
The return to Cavendish was a great relief to her. Her time in Prince Albert was unhappy, for she did not get along with her stepmother and because by, “… Maud’s account, her father’s marriage was not a happy one.” In 1893, following the completion of her grade school education in Cavendish, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, and obtained a teacher’s license. She completed the two-year program in one year. In 1895 and 1896, she studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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