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Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (1874April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anne of Green Gables is a book written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery; it was first published in 1908. ...


Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.[1] The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. The novels became the basis for the highly acclaimed 1985 CBC television miniseries, Anne of Green Gables and several other television movies and programs, including Road to Avonlea, which ran in Canada and the U.S. from 1990-1996. Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Biography

Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1884 (age 10)

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Her mother, Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery, died of tuberculosis when Maud was a mere 21 months old. Her father, Hugh John Montgomery, left the province after his wife’s death and eventually settled in the western provinces of Canada. 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 in a strict and unforgiving manner. In 1890, Montgomery was sent to live in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with her father and stepmother, however after one year she returned to Prince Edward Island to the home of her grandparents. Clifton, Prince Edward Island is the former name of the village of New London, located in the township of Lot 21, halfway between Kensington and Cavendish. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park. ...

Birth place of Lucy Maud Montgomery
Birth place of Lucy Maud Montgomery

In 1893, following the completion of her grade school education in Cavendish, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. Completing a two year program in one year, she obtained her teaching certificate. In 1895 and 1896 she studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 623 KB)[edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 623 KB)[edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park. ... Prince of Wales College (PWC) is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... For other uses, see Charlottetown (disambiguation). ... Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Halifax skyline at night Halifax neighbourhoods and boundaries of former city in relation to Halifax Regional Municipality Halifax, founded in 1749, is a community and former city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...


After working as a teacher in various island schools, in 1898 Montgomery moved back to Cavendish to live with her widowed grandmother. For a short time in 1901 and 1902 she worked in Halifax for the newspapers Chronicle and Echo. She returned to live with and care for her grandmother in 1902. Montgomery was inspired to write her first books during this time on Prince Edward Island. In 1908, she published her first book, Anne of Green Gables. Three years later, shortly after her grandmother's death, she married Ewan Macdonald (1870 - 1943), a Presbyterian Minister, and moved to Ontario where he had taken the position of minister of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Leaskdale in present-day Uxbridge Township, also affiliated with the congregation in nearby Zephyr. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is the name of a Christian church, of Protestant, of presbyterian, and reformed theology and polity, serving in Canada under this name since 1875. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... St. ... This article is about the township. ... Zephyr is a small community in Durham Region, in Uxbridge Township Ontario Canada located northwest of the former town of Uxbridge. ...

Leaskdale manse, home of Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1911 to 1926
Leaskdale manse, home of Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1911 to 1926

The couple had three sons, Chester Cameron Macdonald (1912-1964), (Ewan) Stuart Macdonald (1915-1982) and Hugh Alexander, who died at birth in 1914, perhaps inspiring the death of Anne Shirley's first child Joyce in her novel Anne's House of Dreams. Anne Shirley is a fictional character from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Annes House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. ...


Montgomery wrote her next eleven books from the Leaskdale manse. The structure was subsequently sold by the congregation and is now the Lucy Maud Montgomery Leaskdale Manse Museum. In 1926, the family moved in to the Norval Presbyterian Charge, in present-day Halton Hills, Ontario, where today the Lucy Maud Montgomery Memorial Garden can be seen from Highway 7. The rectory is the title usually given to the building inhabited, or formerly inhabited, by the vicar of a parish. ... Map showing location of Halton Hills within Halton Region Halton Hills (2006 population 55,000) is a town in the the Regional Municipality of Halton, west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Kings Highway No. ...


Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942. She was buried at the Cavendish Community Cemetery in Cavendish following her wake in the Green Gables farmhouse and funeral in the local Presbyterian church. A wake is a ceremony associated with death. ... The Green Gables farmhouse Green Gables House from which the Green Gables farm in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island derives its name. ...


Her major collections are archived at the University of Guelph, while the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island coordinates most of the research and conferences surrounding her work. The first biography of Montgomery was The Wheel of Things: A Biography of L.M. Montgomery (1975) written by Mollie Gillen. Dr.Gillen also discovered over 40 of Montgomery's letters to her pen-friend George Boyd MacMillan in Scotland and used them as the basis for her work. Beginning in the 1980s her complete journals, edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston, were published by the Oxford University Press. From 1988-95, editor Rea Wilmshurst collected and published numerous short stories by Montgomery. The University of Guelph is a medium-sized university located in Guelph, Ontario, established in 1964. ... The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England. ...


It appears as though Montgomery was an admirer of the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth through the novels she wrote; in Anne of the Island two instances reveal knowledge of Wordsworth's works: "the glory and the dream" of youth is mentioned (from his "Ode: Intimations of Immortality") and also the "drinking in" of nature. Wordsworth redirects here. ... Anne of the Island is a book about Anne Shirley. ...


Montgomery was born on the same day as British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill redirects here. ...


Works

Novels

First page of "Anne of Green Gables", published in 1908

Anne of Green Gables is a book written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery; it was first published in 1908. ... Anne of Avonlea is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... The Story Girl is a 1911 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. ... Anne of the Island is a book about Anne Shirley. ... Annes House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... For the film starring John Wayne, see Rainbow Valley (film). ... Rilla of Ingleside (1921) is the final book in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth of the eight Anne novels she wrote. ... Emily of New Moon is the first in a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... The Blue Castle is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, who is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables. ... A Tangled Web is a novel by L. M. Montgomery. ... Pat of Silver Bush (1933) is a novel written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, noted for her Anne of Green Gables series. ... Jane of Lantern Hill is a book by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. ... A paperback edition of Anne of Ingleside. ...

Short story collections

  • Chronicles of Avonlea (1912)
  • Further Chronicles of Avonlea(1920)
  • The Road to Yesterday (1974)
  • The Doctor's Sweetheart (1979)
  • Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans (1988)
  • Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea (1989)
  • Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side (1990)
  • After Many Days: Tales of Time Passed (1991)
  • Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement (1991)
  • At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales (1994)
  • Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence (1995)
  • Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories (1995)

Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. ... Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. ...

Poetry

  • The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1887)
  • The Watchman & Other Poems (1916)

Non-fiction

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

Autobiography

  • The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career (1917)
  • The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Vol. I - V (1985-2004)

Notes

  1. ^ Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne. InfoPEI. Retrieved on: December 22, 2007

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Texts, images and collections

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Audiobook

  • LibriVox (free audiobooks of public domain)

Organizations

  • L.M. Montgomery Institute
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery Leaskdale Manse Museum Website
  • The L.M. Montgomery Research Group is a site that includes a blog, a extensive bibliography of reference materials, and a complete filmography of all adaptations of Montgomery texts.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island.
Montgomery was raised by her maternal grandparents in Cavendish.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery is best known for her beloved children's series documenting the exploits of the unforgettable, red-haired heroine, Anne Shirley.
Montgomery's father moved to the mainland and remarried, leaving young Maud in the custody of her grandparents in Cavendish.
Though Montgomery was largely overlooked by literary scholars for most of the twentieth century (and certainly during her lifetime), there has been a resurgence in her popularity and academic recognition over the past twenty years.
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