Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942) was a Canadian writer.

She attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, and obtained a teacher’s license.  Lucy worked as a teacher in various Prince Edward Island schools. In 1897, she had her first short stories published in magazines and newspapers. In 1908, she published her first book, Anne of Green Gables, which was an immediate success. For a large period, Lucy underwent spells of depression, and suffered from migraine headaches. Over time, she became addicted to bromides and barbiturates. In 1942, she was found dead in her bed at home.

Books

Anne of Green Gables series

  1. Anne of Green Gables (1908)
  2. Anne of Avonlea (1909)
  3. Anne of the Island (1915)
  4. Anne’s House of Dreams (1917)
  5. Rainbow Valley (1919)
  6. Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
  7. Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)
  8. Anne of Ingleside (1939)
  9. The Blythes Are Quoted (2009) — was given to publisher the day before her death and lost; it was finally found in the mid–2000s.

Emily trilogy

  1. Emily of New Moon (1923)
  2. Emily Climbs (1925)
  3. Emily’s Quest (1927)

Pat of Silver Bush

  1. Pat of Silver Bush (1933)
  2. Mistress Pat (1935)

The Story Girl

  1. The Story Girl (1911)
  2. The Golden Road (1913)

Other novels

  • Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910)
  • The Blue Castle (1926)
  • Magic for Marigold (1929)
  • A Tangled Web (1931)
  • Jane of Lantern Hill (1937)

Short stories

  • Chronicles of Avonlea (1912)
  • Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920)
  • The Road to Yesterday (1974)
  • The Doctor’s Sweetheart and Other Stories, selected by Catherine McLay (1979)
  • Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1988)
  • Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1989)
  • Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1990)
  • After Many Days: Tales of Time Passed, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1991)
  • Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1993)
  • At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1994)
  • Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1995)
  • Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (1995)
  • The Blythes Are Quoted, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre (2009) (companion book to Rilla of Ingleside)
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories (2008)

Poetry

  • The Watchman & Other Poems (1916)
  • The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (1987)

Non-fiction

  • Courageous Women (1934) (with Marian Keith and Mabel Burns McKinley)

Journals, Letters, and Essays

  • The Green Gables Letters from L.M. Montgomery to Ephraim Weber, 1905–1909 (1960), edited by Wilfrid Eggleston
  • The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career (1974; originally published in Everywoman’s World in 1917)
  • My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. MacMillan from L.M. Montgomery (1980), edited by Francis W.P. Bolger and Elizabeth R. Epperly
  • The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery (5 vols., 1985–2004), edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston
  • The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1889–1900 (2012), edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston
  • The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1901–1911 (2013), edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston
  • The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013), edited by Benjamin Lefebvre
  • L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals: The Ontario Years, 1911–1917 (2016), edited by Jen Rubio
  • L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals: The Ontario Years, 1918–1921 (2017), edited by Jen Rubio
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the profile and bibliophile of Lucy Maud Montgomery.
    Marilyn

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Naomi says:

    One of my favourite authors!

    Liked by 1 person

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