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The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: 1929-1935

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Of the earlier volumes of L. M. Montgomery's journals, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields has written: "These diaries possess the crisp, honest, unsparing voice of a real woman who fought all her life to bring her two selves together: the celebrated writer and the unloved child." Now comes the much anticipated fourth, and penultimate, volume in the series, covering the tumultuous period from 1929 to 1935.
By 1929 Montgomery was 54 and known world-wide as the author of...
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Of the earlier volumes of L. M. Montgomery's journals, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields has written: "These diaries possess the crisp, honest, unsparing voice of a real woman who fought all her life to bring her two selves together: the celebrated writer and the unloved child." Now comes the much anticipated fourth, and penultimate, volume in the series, covering the tumultuous period from 1929 to 1935.
By 1929 Montgomery was 54 and known world-wide as the author of Anne of Green Gables. Yet with the stock market crash came a severe drop in her royalties and other troubling financial problems. Tremendous personal difficulties followed: Montgomery witnessed her husband's total nervous breakdown, faced concerns over her own mental state, and became the unwilling object of a young woman's passionate declaration of love. Yet this is not a period without joy, as the volume opens with exuberant travels to Prince Edward Island and western Canada and ends with her looking forward to a new life in Toronto.
For anyone wishing to better understand this complex and gifted author, as well as the time and place in which she lived, these journals offer a wealth of insight and information.
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Scholarship has caught up with what thousands of readers already know: the work of Lucy Maud Montgomery is fascinating and rich and not only for children. As scholars study Anne of Green Gables and the rest of Montgomery's prolific output, they have found that the books often overshadow the author herself. These two works highlight both Montgomery and her creations, giving readers insight into the personality that created characters who have captured the imaginations of readers for generations. The fourth volume of the Journals (Oxford published Volume 1 in 1986 and Volume 3 in 1993) provides a fascinating look at a period in Montgomery's life that was full of fatalism, fear, and moments of joy. She suffered through the Depression, witnessed her husband's nervous breakdown (and feared her own), became the unwilling object of a troubled woman's love, and suffered the deaths of numerous friends and family. Although self-conscious about the public nature of these documents (she passed her journals to her son to be published at an appropriate time), she is remarkably candid about her thoughts and feelings in these entries. Montgomery was an accomplished photographer, and the photos she placed in her journals are reproduced here, giving readers a chance to see the people, landscapes, and cats she loved. The work is also an important source of information on the social and cultural history of Canada in this period. Perhaps of more interest to nonspecialists, and timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Montgomery's birth, the Album combines scholarly articles, reminiscences, biography, and information on "Anne" sites in a well-designed collection full of beautifully reproduced photographs and illustrations. Readers are given insight into Montgomery's life, her society, and her writing as well as information on the films, TV programs, musicals, discussion groups, fan clubs, and festivals that her work has inspired. Both books are recommended for academic and larger public libraries.--Karen E. Sadowski, Simmons Coll., Boston Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195413816
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/23/1999
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston are both members of the Department of English, University of Guelph.

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