Chronicles of Avonlea

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On Prince Edward Island, where Anne Shirley grew up in the sea-sprayed town of Avonlea, there was no shortage of wonderful stories. There was the case of Ludovic Speed, who wouldn't propose to the woman he had courted for fifteen years until Anne devised a plan to "speed" him up . . . if it didn't backfire and break his heart. But no one could blame mischievous Anne for the hilarious battle of the sexes that erupted when a man-hating woman and her cat got quarantined in the same house with a woman-hating bachelor...
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Overview

On Prince Edward Island, where Anne Shirley grew up in the sea-sprayed town of Avonlea, there was no shortage of wonderful stories. There was the case of Ludovic Speed, who wouldn't propose to the woman he had courted for fifteen years until Anne devised a plan to "speed" him up . . . if it didn't backfire and break his heart. But no one could blame mischievous Anne for the hilarious battle of the sexes that erupted when a man-hating woman and her cat got quarantined in the same house with a woman-hating bachelor and his dog. From sprawling Penhallow Grange, where a family waits nearly forever for two quarreling lovers to break their stubborn silence, to the tumbledown farm of Old Man Shaw, who awaits the retum of his beloved daughter, L. M. Montgomery has written twelve tales of secret hopes and hidden dreams, filled with enchantment and humor.

The grown-up Anne of Green Gables, her husband, and their six children live in a special hideaway known as Rainbow Valley.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494493264
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/15/2013
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874, in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her mother died from tuberculosis when she was a year and a half old and she went to live with her mother's parents, who were extremely strict. She returned to live with her father for a year in 1890, but his second marriage was unhappy, and she left again. That same year though, she had her first poem published in a local paper.

In 1893, she attended Prince of Wales College to obtain a teaching certificate and taught in various schools. In 1897, she became engaged, but ended the relationship a year later, finally marrying Ewen MacDonald in 1911, moving to Ontario, eventually having three sons.

In 1908, Anne wrote Anne of Green Gables, which became an instant success, leading her to write an additional ten books featuring the same characters and settings.

In 1935, her husband retired as a Presbyterian Minister and they moved to a suburb of Toronto. She died on April 24, 1942, at the age of 67, either from a coronary thrombosis, or a drug overdose-suicide, having written 20 novels, 500 short stories, poetry and many other works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Great Great

    Lucy Maud Montgomery is a awesome writer. She does get a little romantic sometimes, but thats exscusable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2002

    I like it..

    I like it because it has not only shown some better way of living a love life but also it has shown the best old-fashioned love stories I've ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2000

    Wholesome Entertainment For All Ages!

    A great book I couldn't put down. Full of short stories about life on Prince Edward Island. This is a book I will read over and over again.

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