Kilmeny of the Orchard

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Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and hears her playing the violin. He visits her a number of times and gradually falls in love with her. When he proposes she rejects him, even though she loves him in return, believing that her disability will only hinder his life if they were ...
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Overview

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and hears her playing the violin. He visits her a number of times and gradually falls in love with her. When he proposes she rejects him, even though she loves him in return, believing that her disability will only hinder his life if they were married, despite his protests that it wouldn't matter at all. Meanwhile, Eric's good friend David who is a renowned throat doctor, comes to the island and visits Eric. He examines Kilmeny, and says that nothing will cure her but an extreme psychological need to speak. This need comes soon when Neil Gordon, who is Kilmeny's brother and madly jealous of Eric, comes behind Eric with an axe, meaning to kill him. Kilmeny is nearby, and without thinking, she yells to Eric to look behind him: she can now speak. Neil runs away on a ship, and Kilmeny and Eric get married.

When 24-year-old Eric Marshall arrives on Prince Edward Island to become a substitute schoolmaster, he has a bright future in his wealthy family's business. But fate throws in his path a beautiful, mysterious girl named Kilmeny Gordon. Kilmeny cannot speak, and Eric is concerned for and bewitched by this shy, sensitive, mute girl.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500861438
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/18/2014
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 - April 24, 1942), called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, 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. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and places in the Canadian province became literary landmarks. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.
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 Lucy was 21 months old. Stricken with grief over his wife's death, Hugh John Montgomery gave custody over to Montgomery's maternal grandparents. Later he moved to Prince Albert, North-West Territories when Montgomery was seven years old. 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. Montgomery's early life in Cavendish was very lonely. Despite having relations nearby, much of her childhood was spent alone. Montgomery credits this time of her life, in which she created many imaginary friends and worlds to cope with her loneliness, as what developed her creative mind.

Montgomery completed her early education in Cavendish with the exception of one year (1890-1891) during which she was at Prince Albert with her father and her step-mother, Mary Ann McRae. In November 1890, while at Prince Albert, Montgomery had her first work published in the Charlottetown paper The Daily Patriot; a poem entitled "On Cape LeForce". She was as excited about this as she was about her return to her beloved Prince Edward Island in 1891. The return to Cavendish was a great relief to her. Her time in Prince Albert was unhappy due to the fact that Montgomery and McRae did not get along and because by, "... Maud's account, her father's marriage was not a happy one."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Absolutely wonderful....

    Kilmeny and Eric's story was tender and sweet. A must read for all ages.

    **This nookbook copy does have quite a few errors due to formatting. If you want to read it, and I highly recommend that you do, I would choose another free version that is offered.**

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I love this book!!! It's so sweet! One of my favorite L.M. Montg

    I love this book!!! It's so sweet! One of my favorite L.M. Montgomery stories! A must read for all of her fans.....sweet story of a young man who meats a young women who cannot speak, and how their love story unfolds. Please read this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Great book of love and that pain someone will go through for lov

    Great book of love and that pain someone will go through for love. Lots of spelling errors but still a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    N.G.

    A very gentle life style....nice read......120 pages

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Purchased but won't download

    I love this book but it won't download! The book gets 5 stars though. I read a different version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    This+book

    I+love+this+book+great+story

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

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    Love the book, but beware the free version.

    I absolutely love this little book, but beware that the free version is no good. It was never edited after scanning, so it is FULL of typographical errors. Get another copy...

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

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    Cute story of boy meets girl

    It has it's sad moments too but it's still a good read. A young man called Eric helps out a friend, moves to Prince Edward Island and becomes a substitute teacher. He gets to know the people there, notices an orchard and meets the quiet but mute Kilmeny. Liked how Eric and Kilmeny spent time together. The back story of Kilmeny was sad. Liked the ending. Recommend it if you heard of L M Montgomery or are familiar with her work like the Emily trilogy and Anne of Green Gables.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    One of My Absolute Favorite Books

    Kilmeny of the Orchard is a positively beautiful tale! Eric is so incredibly sweet and patient with the girl. I finished it one day I just couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2006

    A Must Read

    Anybody who remotely likes LM Montegomery absolutely must read this book. It is positively delicious. I read it all in one day- I couldn't put it down. Kilmeny of the Orchard even made me cry. It's about a girl who cannot speak, and is beautiful but doesn't know it. Then this teacher from out of town runs into this mysterious girl one day in an orchard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Enchanting

    I love all of Montgomery's novels, but this one I enjoyed more than a lot of the others. In the other books I sometimes got frustrated waiting for the love story to kick in, but this one ju8mps right on to it. I didn't have to read all the chapters about little incidents because there weren't any. It is an enchanting story that all young girls should read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2002

    WONDERFUL!!!

    I absolutely love this book! It was full of excitement and love that I never wanted to put it down! This is a really great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2001

    A wonderful book!

    Another favorite of mine from my favorite author, Kilmeny of the Orchard was enchanting. L.M. Montgomery is a wonderful story-teller. Each of her stories have such vividness in my mind as I read them that I often recall them with equal vividness in my memory. This book is no exception. It was wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It was really great! I would recommend this book to my friends. It was very suspenseful, I loved it. I wish I could give it more stars then five.

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