Similar to her earlier and more famous Anne of Green Gables series, the Emily novels depicted life through the eyes of a young orphan girl, Emily Starr, who is raised by her relatives after her father dies of consumption. The series was less romanticized and more realistic than the Anne novels. Montgomery considered Emily to be a character much closer to her own personality than Anne, and some of the events which occur in the Emily series happened to Montgomery herself. Emily is described as having black hair, purply violet eyes, pale skin and a unique and enchanting "slow" smile.
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About the Author
Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Once published, 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. 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. Source: Wikipedia
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Emily of New Moon...Emily #1 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
One of the best series I ever read, having some of the most memorable characters ever. Ilse Burnley is the best and just gets better in the series! Perry is my favorite in this one and Emily is always entertaining. This first book is beautiful, though I remember it taking me a while to get through -- there's just so much there! -- but I love how Emily is so innocent and trying to do the right thing despite her circumstances. I cannot get enough of Aunt Elizabeth either!!! She's amazing. (:
This book is marvelous! I was thrilled when i found this at a library book sale, and i promptly bought the first and second book. It features Emily Brydd Star an orphan who is brought to New Moon Farm by her uncaring Aunt Elizabeth and kind but docile Aunt Laura. Emily is a sweet girl who cares too much, and that causes her to have many adventures andof course, heartbreak.