Although best known for creating the spirited Anne Shirley, L. M. Montgomery had a thriving writing career that included several novels and more than five hundred poems and stories.
This collection brings together rare pieces originally published between 1900 and 1939 that haven't been in print since their initial periodicals. Collins and Woster have carefully curated a mixture of newly discovered stories that showcase all the charm you expect from Montgomery. With scholarly prefaces and notes for each piece, the book offers readers a rare glimpse into how Montgomery's writing developed over the years.
About the authors
Carolyn Strom Collins is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury and other "Anne" companion books; she has also published companion books on Little Women and The Secret Garden. Carolyn helped found The Friends of the L. M. Montgomery Institute at UPEI as well as the L. M. Montgomery Literary Society.
Christy Woster collected L. M. Montgomery materials for fifty years until her death in 2016. In addition to co-editing this volume of stories, many of which she discovered, Christy also provided hundreds of new citations to the updated Annotated Bibliography of L. M. Montgomery's Stories and Poems. She was a charter board member of The Friends of the L. M. Montgomery Institute and the L. M. Montgomery Literary Society.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, in 1874. After the death of her mother in 1876, Montgomery was raised by her maternal grandparents in the nearby community of Cavendish. She received a teaching certificate in 1894, and studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1895. After a brief career as a teacher at various island schools, she moved back to Cavendish in 1898. In 1911, she married the Reverend Ewan Macdonald and moved to Leaskdale, Ontario, where Macdonald was minister in the Presbyterian Church. A prolific writer, she published a number of short stories, poems, and novels, but is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla Of Ingleside. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in her beloved Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
"An accessible volume to recommend to readers who have devoured the Anne series and are looking for more." —Resource Links (NF)
Other titles by Carolyn Strom Collins
Other titles by Christy Woster
Other titles by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables : The Original Manuscript
How L.M. Montgomery Shaped a Classic
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island (Vol3)
Anne of Avonlea (Vol 2)
Anne of Windy Poplars (Vol 4)
Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Vol 1-4)
Rilla Of Ingleside
Anne: La Maison aux pignons verts récits pour jeunes lecteurs
Recits pour jeunes lecteurs
Histoires véridiques d'ici