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1. Chronicles of Avonlea, in which
 
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2. The watchman, and other poems
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3. Rainbow valley. Frontispiece by
 
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4. Anne of Green Gables
 
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5. Rainbow valley
 
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6. Anne's house of dreams
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7. The story girl
 
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8. Anne of Green Gables
9. The Selected Journals of L. M.
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10. Biography - Montgomery, L(ucy)
 
11. Anne of Green Gables. by L.M.
 
12. Chronicles of Avonlea. in which
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13. Kindred Spirit: A Biography of
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14. The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery
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15. Magic Island: The Fictions of
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16. The Selected Journals of L. M.
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19. The Selected Journals of L.M.
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1. Chronicles of Avonlea, in which Anne Shirley of Green gables and Avonlea plays some part ..
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
 Paperback: 326 Pages (2010-09-07)
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:IllEACH IN HIS OWN TONGUEThe honey-tinted autumn sunshine was falling thickly over the crimson and amber maples around old Abel Blair's door. There was only one outer door in old Abel's house, and it almost always stood wide open. A little black dog, with one ear missing and a lame forepaw, almost always slept on the worn red sandstone slab which served old Abel for a doorstep; and on the still more worn sill above it a large gray cat almost always slept. Just inside the door, on a bandy-legged chair of elder days, old Abel almost always sat.He was sitting there this afternoon — a little old man, sadly twisted with rheumatism; his head was abnormally large, thatched with long, wiry black hair; his face was heavily lined and swarthily sunburned; his eyes were deep-set and black, with occasional peculiar golden flashes in them. A strange looking man was old Abel Blair; and as strange was he as he looked, Lower Car- mody people would have told you.Old Abel was almost always sober in these, his later years. He was sober to-day. He liked to bask in that ripe sunlight as well as his dog and cat did; and in such baskings he almost always looked out of his doorway at the far, fine blue sky over the tops of the crowding maples. But to-day he was not looking at the sky; instead, he was staring at the black, dusty rafters of his kitchen, where hung dried meats and strings of onions and bunches of herbs and fishing tackle and guns and skins.But old Abel saw not these things; his face was the face of a man who beholds visions, compact of heavenly pleasure and hellish pain, for old Abel was seeing what he might have been — and what he was; as he always saw when Felix Moore played to him on the violin. And the awful joy of dreaming that he was young again, with unspoiled life... ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Love the book
I loved this book as a child and really enjoyed it again as an adult.Received it very quickly at a low cost.

3-0 out of 5 stars Uniting Hearts on Prince Edward Island
"Uniting Hearts on Prince Edward Island"

Published in 1912 this gentle book set in the Edwardian era remains a quiet treasure even a century later, for we discover the same foibles and curious choices of the human heart which are universal to mankind.Some of the twelve tales mention Anne Shirley or our "friends" from the Anne of Green Gables series, even though various PEI villages are featured. Many old love affairs are rekindled, thanks to the return to the island of one of the separated lovers.Orphans find homes; spinsters find husbands; an atheist finds God. Despite her sometimes quaint style and expressions, LMM depicts--in pastel hues of loving tenderness--the cycle of life during simpler times. She plumbs the depths of human interactions with exquisite skill and compassion. The Island Cure offers solace for the soul. This book is defintely for the young at heart of all ages.

5-0 out of 5 stars lovely avonlea stories
some of them are funny, some really romantic, some poignant, some all of these things together. i loved these stories, as anyone else will who loved Anne of Avonlea.

5-0 out of 5 stars Return to Avonlea - home of Anne of Green Gables - with these delightful short stories
If you're already an 'Anne of Green Gables' fan, you'll love these short stories. Each one is unique and is about different residents of Avonlea and its' surrounds. Laugh out loud with some - they're every bit as entertaining as the 'Anne' books themselves.

Don't expect to find too much of 'Anne' herself in these stories though. She often gets a mention, but no more than that. These stories are about other residents in Avonlea and are great for giving extra depth and fullness to the novels about Anne. 12 tales in total - I loved them all!

4-0 out of 5 stars Anne Shirley, Old Lady Lloyd and Montgomery's other folks of Avonlea
"Chronicles of Avonlea" is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery, "In which Anne Shirley of Green Gables and Avonlea plays some part, and which have to do with other personalities and events." First published in June of 1912 when Montgomery had published "Anne of Green Gables," "Anne of Avonlea," "Kilmeny of the Orchard," and "The Story Girl," it is my understanding that the author revised some of these stories to work in references to Anne and Avonlea, which would make them more palatable for her growing audience of readers.

This volume contains my favorite Montgomery short story, "Old Lady Lloyd," which is actually set in Spencervale.The title character is thought to be rich, mean and proud but is really only the last that is true.But then she hears of the plight of young Sylvia Gray and Margaret Lloyd finds there is something more important than her wicked pride.Montgomery does some nice twists with what is basically a fairy godmother story."Old Lady Lloyd" also provided the basis for one of the first season episodes of the television series "Road to Avonlea," as did the comic romances "Aunt Olivia's Beau" and "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" from this volume.

Although "Old Lady Lloyd" is a love story of sorts, many of the dozen stories found here are more traditional romances."The Hurrying of Ludovic" is about Anne Shirley's plan to help the ironically named Ludovic Speed to hurry up and ask her friend TheodoraDix to be married."The Winning of Lucinda" and "The Courting of Prissy Strong" follow suit as well, although with Montgomery's wry sense of humor coming into play.But another strong theme in these stories starting with "Old Lady Lloyd" is the love of music, which comes into play in both "Each in His Own Tongue" and "Little Joscelyn.""Old Man Shaw's Girl" fits into neither camp, but is one of the better stories here as well.

This collection was followed by a second, "Further Chronicles of Avonlea," and if you take these two, "The Story Girl" and its sequel "The Golden Road," then you have the four books that served as the basis of various episodes of "Road to Avonlea."But if you are a fan of Montgomery's writing then you already know that even in her novels she often worked in various short stories and might even have come to the conclusion that she was better at short stories than at novels.Still, for those who found seven Anne books to be far too few, this collection is the first place to turn to find her in other stories. ... Read more


2. The watchman, and other poems
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
 Paperback: 176 Pages (2010-09-11)
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General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1920Original Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes companySubjects: Canadian poetryPoetry / GeneralPoetry / American / GeneralPoetry / CanadianReligion / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels ... Read more


3. Rainbow valley. Frontispiece by M.L. Kirk
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
Paperback: 358 Pages (2010-09-06)
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4. Anne of Green Gables
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
 Paperback: 472 Pages (2010-09-09)
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5. Rainbow valley
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
 Paperback: 360 Pages (2010-09-07)
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6. Anne's house of dreams
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
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7. The story girl
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
Paperback: 390 Pages (2010-08-08)
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8. Anne of Green Gables
by L M. 1874-1942 Montgomery
 Paperback: 412 Pages (2010-09-08)
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9. The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery: Volume V: 1935-1942
by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover: 440 Pages (2004-11-04)
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Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), the author of the classic novel for children, Anne of Green Gables, kept extensive journals for most of her life, beginning them in 1889 when she was fourteen and continuing them until shortly before her death. The much anticipated final volume of The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery caps the publication of the unique and powerfully told life-story of this gifted writer. Providing an intimate portrait of the last years of her life as well as a fascinating social history of life in a Toronto suburb, this final volume covers the years 1935 to 1942, the year of Montgomery's death. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Volume 5
The volume is a must for those wanting to follow this author through her own personal life journey of all five volumes.The book is now out of print so finding one took well over a year and finding it in hardback and excellent condition was a challenge.Lucy Maude wrote The Anne of Green Gables books as well as many others which are of excellent quality.They far exceed much of the drivel available and hyped up in the more modern books for young people.These journals clearly tell her own journey and point out the quality of L.M. Montgomery as a person who was able to create excellent literature and timeless stories even though she experienced hard work, intense physical and emotional pain.I recommend making the effort to find and read the entire series of this multi-volume life journal.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: 1935-1942
Although the famous author's last years brought her much sorrow and depression, she continued to depict the world as it once more became plunged into yet another world war. In her famous journals, she described movies she saw, including GWTW, air conditioning, and the frustration involved with generational gaps. It is a must read for those who followed the previous books.

4-0 out of 5 stars LM DIARY
IF YOU LOVE THE OTHER DIARIES YOU WILL ENJOY READING ABOUT HER FINAL DAYS. I ENJOYED ALL OF THE OTHER DIARIES BUT THIS ONE IS THE SADDEST. SHE HAS HER GOOD DAYS AND BAD, BUT SADLY SHE STOPPED WRITING IN THE LAST YEARS WHEN LIFE BECAME SO UNBEARABLE THAT SHE COUDLN'T EVEN WRITE ABOUT IT SO THIS DIARY IS INCOMPLETE. YOU WILL LOVE SEEING INSIDE THE LIFE AND MIND OF AN AUTHORWHO ACHIEVED SUCCESS IN HER OWN LIFETIME AND LIVED TO WRITE ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE FROM CHILDHOOD TO HER LAST DAYS. THIS DIARY IS HER LAST, BUT LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE ON IN HER WRITINGS. HER DIARY WAS A WAY TO SHARE HER INNERMOST THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS THAT SHE COULDN'T SHARE IN HER NOVELS. YOU TOO WILL FEEL LIKE A KINDRED SPIRIT.

5-0 out of 5 stars I've been waiting so long
These journals, are beautifully put together.I remember when I found the first one and then each suceeding volume.I knew this one was coming.I even called the author at Guelph University to ask her how much longer I would have to wait.

She said then that they had to wait for some of the people in the journals to die before they could publish them.I would guess Dr. Stuart Macdonald was one of them.

They thrill me and make me feel closer to thise amazing woman.I've read everything she's written now.The sad thing is that once this volume is finished there is nothing new to read.

My greatests thanks to L. M. Montgomery and to Drs. Rubio and Waterson for their great work. ... Read more


10. Biography - Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud) (1874-1942): An article from: Contemporary Authors
by Gale Reference Team
Digital: 13 Pages (2004-01-01)
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This digital document, covering the life and work of L(ucy) M(aud) Montgomery, is an entry from Contemporary Authors, a reference volume published by Thompson Gale. The length of the entry is 3794 words. The page length listed above is based on a typical 300-word page. Although the exact content of each entry from this volume can vary, typical entries include the following information:

  • Place and date of birth and death (if deceased)
  • Family members
  • Education
  • Professional associations and honors
  • Employment
  • Writings, including books and periodicals
  • A description of the author's work
  • References to further readings about the author
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11. Anne of Green Gables. by L.M. Montgomery; illustrated by M.A. an
by Montgomery. L. M. (Lucy Maud). 1874-1942.
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12. Chronicles of Avonlea. in which Anne Shirley of Green Gables and
by Montgomery. L. M. (Lucy Maud). 1874-1942.
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13. Kindred Spirit: A Biography of L. M. Montgomery, Creator of Anne of Green Gables
by Catherine M. Andronik
Hardcover: 160 Pages (1993-10-31)
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Recounts Montgomery's childhood in rural Canada at the turn of the century--a childhood similar to that of her creation--and describes her struggle to become a writer without support or encouragement from friends or family. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Madeline, Washington
I've never been a "Anne of Green Gables" fan, but after reading Andronik's beautiful storyof Anne's creator, I feel I should give them a second chance. Andronik really knows how to discribe a flaming spirit, even when it's locked behind bars! ... Read more


14. The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery
Paperback: 320 Pages (2005-03-17)
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Who ultimately is L.M. Montgomery, and why was there such an obsession with secrecy, hiding, and encoding in her life and fiction? Delving into the hidden life of Canada's most enigmatic writer, The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery answers these questions. The eleven essays illuminate Montgomery's personal writings and photographic self-portraits and probe the ways in which she actively shaped her life as a work of art. This is the first book to investigate Montgomery's personal writings, which filled thousands of pages in journals and a memoir, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photography.

Using theories of autobiography and life writing, the essays probe the author's flair for the dramatic and her exuberance in costuming, while also exploring the personal facts behind some of her fiction, including the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Focussing on topics such as sexuality, depression, marriage, aging, illness, and writing, the essays strip away the layers of art and artifice that disguised Montgomery's most intensely guarded secrets, including details of her affair with Herman Leard, her marriage with Ewen Macdonald, and her friendships with Nora Lefurgey and Isabel Anderson. The book also includes rare photographs taken by Montgomery and others, many of which have not previously appeared in print.

One of the highlights of The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery is the inclusion of a secret diary that Montgomery wrote with Lefurgey in 1903. This hilarious document is a rare find, for Montgomery's teasing banter presents us with a new voice that is distinct from the sombre tone of her journals. Published here for the first time, more than 100 years after its composition, this diary is virtually unknown to readers and scholars and is a welcome addition to the literature on this important figure.

This volume fills in many of the blanks surrounding Montgomery's personal life. Engaging and erudite, it is a boon for scholars and Montgomery fans alike. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars For Anne's fans and scholars
Dr. Irene Gammel's newest book, The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery. The Intimate Life is a collection of essays based in part on the Institute's 2002 conference on life writing. It contains essays by known Montgomery scholars such as Epperly, Gammel, Rubio, and Waterston tha examine closely the author's examples of life writing so as to shed light on the private side of this enigmatic lady. The book also includes a secret diary penned jointly by Montgomery and her friend, Nora Lefurgey, during the period of January 1903 to June 1903. This diary shows the humourous, fun, and playful side of Montgomery as the two women recount some of tales of their schemes and flirtations. ... Read more


15. Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery
by Elizabeth Waterston
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2009-03-01)
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L.M.Montgomery grew up in Prince Edward Island, a real place of "politics and potatoes." But it's her fictional island, a richly textured imaginative landscape that has captivated a world of readers since 1908, when Anne of Green Gables became the first of Montgomery's long string of bestsellers.

In this wide-ranging and highly readable book, Elizabeth Waterston uses the term "magic" to suggest that peculiar, indefinable combination of attributes that unpredictably results in creative genius. Montgomery's intelligence, her drive, and her sense of humour are essential components of this success. Waterston also features what Montgomery called her "dream life," a "strange inner life of fancy which had always existed side by side with my outer life." This special ability to look beyond the veil, to access vibrant inner vistas, produced deceptively layered fictions out of a life that saw not just its share of both fame and ill fortune, but also what Waterston calls "dark passions."

A true reader's guide, Magic Island explores the world of L.M. Montgomery in a way never done before. Each chapter of Magic Island discusses a different Montgomery book, following their progression chronologically. Waterston draws parallels between Montgomery's internal "island," her personal life, her professional career, and the characters in her novels. Designed to be read alongside the new biography of Montgomery by Mary Rubio, this is the first book to reinterpret Montgomery's writing in light of important new information about her life. A must-read for any Montgomery fan, Magic Island offers a fresh and insightful look at the world of L.M. Montgomery and the "magic" of artistic creation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Montgomery's Magic Island...
2008's "Magic Island" is Elizabeth Waterston's literary exploration of the fictions of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known for the "Anne of Green Gables" series. L.M. Montgomery was a prolific writer, with twenty-two novels and hundreds of short stories published in her lifetime.

Waterston's approach relies on the metaphor of an island.Prince Edward Island was Montgomery's birthplace and a source of inspiration for much of her literary output.The "Magic Island" of the title was the imagined world into which Montgomery escaped from her often difficult life circumstances in order to create her stories.

Waterston matches the development of each of Montgomery's novels against the parrallel events in her life.The result is fascinating context and insight into the development of the novels and into Montgomery's progression as a writer.Readers will learn, for example, that Montgomery was driven to write nine "Anne" novels in part by reader and publisher demand and in part by her need to work through issues in her own life by translating them into fiction.Readers need not agree with Waterston's every opinion to enjoy this book.This reviewer disagrees with her interpretation of "Anne of the Island", but cheerfully acknowledges the value of being thoughtfully provoked.

"Magic Island" is very highly recommended to fans of L.M. Montgomery and the "Anne of Green Gables" series for its insights into the working craft of an accomplished author.

5-0 out of 5 stars Indeed a Magic Island
For this insatiable and incurable Montgomery lover, every new book about her or her work is compulsory reading and this one is a gem. Well-known Montgomery scholar Ms Waterston's approach is orderly and compelling. From 'Anne of Green Gables' to 'Jane of Lantern Hill', each book is dissected and its vital organs are pictured against Montgomery's life at the time of writing, against the prevailing social and sometimes religious mores of her time, and, with the exception of 'The Blue Castle', against the magic landscape of Prince Edward Island.

It is such a joy to read viewpoints that closely mirror your own and you smugly think how very clever Ms Waterston is... Encountering deviant interpretations - deviating from your ideas, that is - initially make you shake your head, but the well-worded and well-argumented accounts soon make you realise that Ms Waterston may have it right after all. This book made me want to run to my bookshelves and reread all the Montgomery books and the 'Selected Journals'.

I would have to disagree on one point, however. According to Ms Waterston, Montgomery wrote about TWO islands: the real Prince Edward Island with the oppressiveness of an isolated and close-knit conservative society, and the idealised Prince Edward Island as a magic island with its abundance of natural beauty and its friendly communities with their freshly-painted farmhouses. Two years ago a dream came true for me and I finally made a pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island. And willingly indoctrinated by Montgomery's influence I saw just ONE island, where real life and fiction seamlessly merged into each other: indeed a Magic Island.

4-0 out of 5 stars Delightful Overview of Heroine's Connections to Montgomery's Own Life
Elizabeth Waterston is a long-term L.M. Montgomery scholar, and has put out a nice little (221 pages) overview of every published Montgomery novel and the connections between her literary output and her own life.Overall, I found the book very readable and interesting.I thought that the format of the book, a separate chapter for each novel, though the chapter may be only a few pages, was a good choice on the author's part.The chapters are interesting and brought up some good points that either bolstered, challenged, or added a new angle to ideas that I have had over the years about Montgomery's books, specifically her ideas as to what constitutes a happy marriage, and the role of women in society.
I read this quickly after reading what, I believe, is supposed to be the companion, or rather a complementary, novel, "The Gift of Wings" by Mary Henley Rubio.That book was much more comprehensive and specifically biographical.Between the two, there was some overlap, but not so much that reading became laborious.For the more casual interested reader, I would recommend the shorter literary critique featured in "Magic Island," as it covers a lot of relevant ground without getting into the 700-page territory, though "The Gift of Wings" is an excellent biography.For the dedicated Montgomery fan, reading both of these new works gives a very well-rounded impression of the writer, her craft, and her prodigious literary output.Recommended. ... Read more


16. The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Vol. 3: 1921-1929
by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover: 472 Pages (1993-04-15)
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Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), the author of the classic novel for children, Anne of Green Gables, kept extensive journals for most of her life, beginning them in 1889 when she was fourteen and continuing them until shortly before her death.An instant bestseller in Canada, the first volume of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery covers the years up to 1910 and culminates in the publication of Anne of Green Gables.The second volume (1910-1921) portrays Montgomery in the midst of great upheaval, both in her life and in the world around her.Now, the long-awaited third volume brings us through her middle years, a time when Montgomery's personal and professional lives are becoming even more complex.

Ranging from 1921-1929, this revealing journal documents her efforts to juggle the demands of motherhood, parish obligations, indifferent household help, grief at the loss of older friends and family--everyday struggles to balance a woman's social and domestic duties.Here she writes of thetriumphs and trials of being a best-selling author: growing fame; the succeessful midwifery of her new heroines Emily and Marigold and a more adult novel, The Blue Castle; the struggle to allocate time for correspondence with publishers, fans, friends--and to actually write.We trace the happy conclusion of her lawsuits against an unscrupulous publisher and the disappointing outcome of a lawsuit arising in a minor automobile accident.And we learn of her personal worries: Ewan Macdonalds's envy of his wife's publishing and social success; the dark shadow cast by his attacks of melancholia; and her fear that her sons might evince similar tendencies.

In these years, Lucy Maud Montgomery turned more and more to her journals to record her insights, opinions, and epiphanies.These journals will not only intrigue every fan of Anne of Green Gables and the other Anne books, but will also provide an intimate look at life as portrayed by this remarkable writer. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
Poor poor woman. I could scarcely put it down. But it brings up many questions.Why did she think that Mr. Leard, the Love of her life, was not worthy of her?Why did no one ask her husband Mr. McDonald what the heck was bothering him?Why did she not know in 5 years of courtship that something was terribly wrong with him? Poor, poor woman.The synthesis of this book is when she asks herself why a woman that she felt was mean and hateful was happy and she was not.Indeed, why?

5-0 out of 5 stars An insider's view of the early 20th century.
The third in the series, this journal continues to reveal L.M. Montongomery's life. Anyone with roots in Canada or an interest in history can enjoy this book as it documents the daily lives and routines of Canadians in the early 20th century by someone with a fluid pen who is right in the middle of it.It is as if you are reading your own grandparents or great grandparents diaries.Commenting on many aspects of the times, she very poiginately adresses the disinigration of the church body and the advances of science. A voracious reader herself, she revisits old favourites and reviews new literature and even addresses the point of pornography. She continually comments on the type of society she moves in as she hides her husbands meloncholia, attempts to hide a lost-lawsuit, and despite her great succes as an author, continues to be the minister's wife first.She writes more about the effects of her success in this volume and describes how it has affected tourism in her home in Cavendish. All the while, giving us insight into her very real daily life of her boys growing up and leaving for school, her older friends passing away, and her continual search for members of the race of Joseph--kindred spirits, real friends.It is a also a great book for people to read who are looking for mentors.L.M. Montgomery is a great Canadian woman and this series of her journals helps us see why without only seeing the perfect her. It is a charmer with great bits for dinner parties with friends.I eagerly await the final volumes. ... Read more


17. Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: Volume IV: 1929-1935 (Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery)
by Lucy M. Montgomery
Hardcover: 472 Pages (1999-09-23)
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Of the earlier volumes of L. M. Montgomery's journals, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields has written: "These diaries possess the crisp, honest, unsparing voice of a real woman who fought all her life to bring her two selves together: the celebrated writer and the unloved child." Now comes the much anticipated fourth, and penultimate, volume in the series, covering the tumultuous period from 1929 to 1935.

By 1929 Montgomery was 54 and known world-wide as the author of Anne of Green Gables. Yet with the stock market crash came a severe drop in her royalties and other troubling financial problems. Tremendous personal difficulties followed: Montgomery witnessed her husband's total nervous breakdown, faced concerns over her own mental state, and became the unwilling object of a young woman's passionate declaration of love. Yet this is not a period without joy, as the volume opens with exuberant travels to Prince Edward Island and western Canada and ends with her looking forward to a new life in Toronto.

For anyone wishing to better understand this complex and gifted author, as well as the time and place in which she lived, these journals offer a wealth of insight and information. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Vol 4
The book arrived very quickly and was well packed and in like new condition.The seller was excellent to work with.The book is an important part of the History of the Prince Edward Island Canada as L.M. Montogmery was born are raised there. She is best known for her works Anne Of Greene Gables books.I would recommended this seller and these books.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is fascinating.
I have read all the Journals published to this date and this one, in particular, held my interest and I could not put it down.It is amazing to me that L.M. Montgomery is able to spin her magic even in a day to dayjournal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating window into L.M. Montgomery's life
The difference between LMM's delightful work and her hard life never ceases to amaze me. This volume of her journals (the others are well worth it, too) highlights the changes in her life in her late years. During thisperiod she wrote "Mistress Pat", "Anne of WindyPoplars" and "A Tangled Web" (among others); stories thatare a little less idealistic, but the real-life situations have abewitching "tang". The changes occuring in her personal life musthave had an effect on her work. The aforementioned books weren't among myLMM favorites before I read this volume, but learning about her life duringthis period made me more appreciative of an author who was already myfavorite. Who would have thought that reading a someone's personal journalcould be so fascinating? I feel much gratitude towards her surviving familymembers for allowing her journals to be published. ... Read more


18. Anne's World, Maud's World: The Sacred Sites of L.M. Montgomery
by Nancy Rootland
Hardcover: 112 Pages (1997-09)
list price: US$19.95
Isbn: 1551091429
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Anne Revisted
When the thousands of Lucy Maud Montgomery fans make their pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island every year they expect to find everything in its place.Nancy Rootland, a writer from sunny California, has some insights to share about this in her illustrated book entitled Anne's World, Maud's World: The Sacred Sites of L.M. Montgomery (Nimbus).Her text slides easily from Montgomery's childhood, memorable moments and quotes from Anne of Green Gables to Rootland's own feelings as she enters these 'sacred sites' and experiences the places she has only ever read about but of which she feels so much a part.Add to this a collection of high quality photographs and you have a book that is a delight to the eye and a joy to read.Rootland delights in placing herself in scenes from both Maud and Anne's lives.Looking at herself in the china cabinet she sees the reflection of Katie Maurice.She visits the beach and watches Nate, Maud, and Amanda talking about their teenage hopes and dreams as the sun sets.She stands on the platform of Kensington Station with Maud and her grandfather waiting for the train that will take them to Prince Albert.Rootland surmises that in 1880 they did not know the future anymore than she does for herself a century later, except that she knows she will return to the sacred sites someday.Rootland experiences deja vu.Everything is where it should be, right down to Marilla's amethyst brooch on her night stand, "where it belongs", where she, and thousands like her, expect it to be, every day, every year, now and forever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Homage to home,a tribute to the 'sacred sites' of Lucy Maud
"The Sacred Sites of L.M. Montgomery" seems a pretty silly subtitle for a book unless you're a total fan of Lucy Maud.I am not one.However, to my surprise, I found this small book, titled Anne's World, Maud's World, to be readable, enjoyable - even at times - thought-provoking. How Nancy Rootland came to write it is a remarkable story in itself."In January of 1981," she relates, "I was browing in a bookstore in Southern California when the title Anne of Green Gables caught my eye...I slid the book off the shelf and started leafing through the pages - and that was it.I could barely put it down long enough to get over to the sales desk, and while I was driving home my eyes kept wandering over to the package on the seat next to me."She finished the story in one sitting, amazed at how Anne's experiences paralleled her own.She found she shared the author's and Anne's perception of nature.That summer she read all 20 of L.M. Montgomery's novels.For 11 years, Nancy Rootland learned more about her favourite author while waiting for the time when she'd be free to make the long journey to Prince Edward Island.This book is the record of what she found there and how she reacted to the "sacred sites."She was not disappointed .A fine writer herself, Rootland knows how to convey atmosphere, feelings, the sense of past and present meeting - all that's so difficult to articulate without sounding silly.She doesn't sound silly.Here's an example."Such is the beauty and spiritual grandeur of this enchanted isle and the remarkable sons and daughters of its history, that access to the sacred, which thrives in sites both natural and constructed, is always possible.So convinced am I of this power of place that I invite you, reading these words, to come here and find out for yourself.All you need to take with you on your journey is an open heart and a bit of imagination."No need to spell out how Anne's World, Maud's World, conveys the spirit of home.Rather I'll mention what a beautiful little (110 page) book this is.Fine, coloured photographs of the " sacred sites" alternate with Rootland's commentary, which, in turn, is studded with quotations from Montgomery.First we see Anne's World, then Maud's.Two simplified maps at the end show the relevant places of PEI and in the Cavendish area.For an Anne-lover or Montgomery-lover, this book would make a perfect present.But anyone who's wondered about the mystery of how a character can some alive enough to fill an area with his or her presence will also appreciate Anne's World, Maud's World.

5-0 out of 5 stars Author brings us closer to 'Anne'
Nancy Rootland's book explores environment of Montgomery and Anne.Through the writing of LM Montgomery, the world has an opportunity to look in on a beautiful rural community. A sense of home and of belonging are strong themes in the Anne books and Nancy Rootland uses this message to show us some of the places that were so dear to the author of Anne of Green Gables and places that have become sacred to readers.In Anne's World, Maud's World: The Sacred Sites of L.M Montgomery, Nancy Rootland has transported us to that place where Anne and her people live.Rootland expects to see Anne and Marilla or Matthew emerge from the fields or orchard at any time, and so do we.The photographs of the places that are so pivotal to the world of Anne and of Maud herself, will captivate the reader and invigorate the imagination of those who have read and re-read the books.The author invites the reader to experience this incredible place and uses her prose to evoke the writing style of Maud Montgomery, the pictures lead us on a journery of discovery for Anne and for our own sense of peace and tranquility.Rootland's background in teaching and as a teacher of child psychology provides some of the insights for her portrayal of the emotional story of the orphaned Anne and the lonely Maud.There is real feeling and caring for the child that Anne charaterizes and that Maud really was.Beautiful photos, and evocative text permit the reader to join Anne and Maud on the journey home.

1-0 out of 5 stars This was the worst of all books concerning Montgomery....
This book was horrible. As a long time Anne of Green Gables fan, I must say I was very disappointed. ... Read more


19. The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: Vol. 2, 1910-1921
by L. M. Montgomery
Hardcover: 464 Pages (1988-03-10)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$64.95
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Asin: 0195405862
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An instant best-seller in Canada, the first volume of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery recorded the growing power and imagination of one of the world's best-loved writers, the author of the classic novel for children, Anne of Green Gables. The London Free Press hailed it as "pure gold, the deeply felt, finely evocative rendering of years both heartbreakingly sad and splendidly triumphant," and The Montreal Gazette termed it "one of the most haunting documents in Canadian literary history."
The second volume promises to be equally intriguing and powerful. Ranging from 1910 to 1921, Montgomery's revealing journal documents a time of great upheaval, both in her life and in the world around her. Here she records her thoughts about the death of her rigid, intolerant grandmother, who had ruled her life so strickly...her troubled marriage to the Reverend Ewan Macdonald...the move from her beloved Prince Edward Island to a small Ontario town...her shocked reaction to the First World War...and the rewards and difficulties of being a noted writer.
Spontaneous and frank, these journals are unusual for their narrative interest: Montgomery's gifts as a storyteller are as much in evidence here as in her novels. The autobiographical content will intrigue every dedicated fan of Anne of Green Gables and the other Anne books, but the Montgomery journals are also interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Distasteful side of a famous author
To me, Volume II of this famous children's author's diary was an extraordinarily disappointing revelation of her character.I had read Volume I, which depicts L.M. from a young girl to age 37, and basically, I enjoyed that - however, L.M.'s groans about, and growing martyrdom over, caring for elderly grandmother, did begin to wear on me.

Still, that was not nearly so bad as getting to know more about the deepening of L.M.'s possessive, frequently selfish and self-obsessed nature as is revealed in Volume II.For example, there's L.M.'s obsessive re-recounting of her relationships with old flames while copying out her old journals; the judgmental attitude toward persons in her household and many other people (except toward those who she favors with affection).Her obsession with HERSELF, and how circumstances affect HER, is something unpleasant to read.

She is also somewhat vain.Her journal entry on her 45th birthday notes that no one could take her for a woman above 30 years of age.Huh.Her photographs tell an entirely different story.

I felt that L.M.'s emphatic mourning of the death of her dearest woman friend and cousin, Frede, was unbalanced (and to give L.M. credit, she admits in the pages of this journal that she almost always carries most of her emotions a bit too far.)While I pitied her as she recounted dealing with her husband's mental breakdowns, the distaste she reveals for him during the first onset of his illness, and utter lack of sympathy for the man's sufferings was really quite cold, although she did always do her duty toward him.

I still admire L.M.'s journal writing when it has to do with the natural world and her wonder over it.(Her absorbing interest and understanding of the natural world must be why THE BLUE CASTLE is such a terrific book.) And her character depictions and various stories can still be crisply on point; amusing, or touching, or all of these.It's when she's describing her feelings about negative circumstances in her life and the people around her - her relatives and friends and even just acquaintances - that another, less charitable and more self-obsessed side is revealed and all that charm is utterly lost.I felt I'd learned sides of this author that I wish I'd left undiscovered.The editor(s) of these journals give wholehearted admiration to L.M. Montgomery both as an author and as a person, but I'm afraid I can't.

5-0 out of 5 stars The journals
This is a fabulous work.As a teenager, I read all the novels published by L.M. Montgomery and absolutely loved them.The journals, though, add another dimension to her writing.I have read all 4 volumes of the published journals (supposedly there is one more to come) multiple times.These books offer a fascinating look into the upper middle class life style from the late 1800s to the mid 1930s when the author passed away.Some of issues she covers:
-a powerful look at World War I from the view of Ontario resident
-childbirth in the days before pain killers (she said a toothache was worse)
-her awe at scientific advance (when vitamins were discovered she realized why she was always so lethargic all winter)
-her husband's mental illness in the days before drugs
-meeting the who's who of Canada at the time
Absolutely fascinating for anyone who loves history!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of Montgomery's Journals
VolumeII is easily the best of Maud's journals; it is the one that I "dip" into whenever I have a few moments or need a bedtime book andconsequently is starting to show some wear and tear. It covers the most dramatic points in her life--her marriage, birth of her sons, the discovery of her husband's mental illness, and the death of her best friend, as well as her most prolific years as a writer. She hasn't yet begun to hide as much in her journals, which makes the third and fourth volumes frustrating to read. Since anyone reading the second volume will probably go on to read them all, I should say here that third volume was rather tedious with the lawsuits and maid problems, and number four, though weirdly compelling, was painful to read as herimminent breakdown is all to evident--it is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I wonder if the journals of her last years will ever be published-- I understand that there are problems with people still living, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this book....
This book is fantastic!If you liked the previous "journals", you'll adore this one.It's more in-depth, full of emotion and a wonderful look at LM Montgomery's life at an incredibly interesting time in history. Can't wait to get to the next volume!

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight into one of canada's most loved writers
These journals put the writing of this rather amazing woman into a newlight.It gives the joy she has given millions a new more brilliant glow.They are abridged, but the emotion of what was taken out is still present. It makes her prose inspirational by comparison to her experiences and heremotions. ... Read more


20. Aunt Maud's Recipe Book : From the Kitchen of L. M. Montgomery
by L. M.; Crawford, Kelly (editor); Crawford, Elaine (editor) Montgomery
Hardcover: 152 Pages (1997)

Isbn: 1896867014
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Lovely Gift
Perfect gift for any Anne fan who enjoys good food.All the expected recipes are here. ... Read more


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