Category Archives: L.M. Montgomery

The House of Mirth and the House of Lonely Years: L.M. Montgomery on Charlotte Brontë

“And you … cannot at all imagine the craving I have for fraternal and sisterly love” (Jane Eyre, ch. 33). I came across this diary entry recently, quoted below, which I found fascinating as it came on the heels of … Continue reading

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Is L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea a Sequel or a Prequel?

Okay, I admit it: the title question is, at first blush, a little ridiculous. In my article a couple of weeks ago, “Smiles and Laughs from Anne’s Marking Pile, a Quote from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea,” I talked about … Continue reading

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Smiles and Laughs from Anne’s Marking Pile, a Quote from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea

Though fans of L.M. Montgomery will usually take whatever they can get from her, critics are not always satisfied by the Anne of Green Gables sequel, Anne of Avonlea (1909). Montgomery herself was not terribly satisfied, distressed that she was … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery, the Radio, and Nostalgia in the Podcast Age

This is a piece of writing I have been working on this spring. I even managed to pull in J.R.R. Tolkien on this reflection, and had to restrain myself there. The way writers of the post-WWI age both resisted technological … Continue reading

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Is L.M. Montgomery Canada’s Author?

In the L.M. Montgomery feature in Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series, novelist Jane Urquhart describes how Montgomery’s novels created a literary legacy in her small-town family. Urquhart’s grandmother’s Anne books “electrified” her mother’s childhood, adding “meaning and intensity even to the … Continue reading

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The MaudCast S01E03: Kate Scarth and the L.M. Montgomery Institute #LMMI2020

Hi folks, here the third episode of the MaudCast, the podcast of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. In the MaudCast’s quest to discover innovative scholarship about the life and works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, we welcome to the microphone leading academics, … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery Articles on A Pilgrim In Narnia #lmmi2020 #LMMontgomery

Including posts for the 2020 Vision Forum, the launch of the Maudcast, and my 2018 spring L.M. Montgomery series, I have published more than two dozen notes and articles on Montgomery and her work! And I still have a few … Continue reading

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The MaudCast S01E01: Lesley Clement and the Launch of the L.M. Montgomery Vision Forum #LMMI2020

Today is Day 1 of the L.M. Montgomery & Vision Forum–the virtual space for the 2020 L.M. Montgomery conference. The “2020 Vision Forum” is now open here. Today and through the week there will be scholarly presentations, creative projects, information on … Continue reading

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The L.M. Montgomery 2020 Vision Forum and the MaudCast Launch

It is a beautiful spring day here in Prince Edward Island–tilting solidly to summer, even. I have already done beach walks and my garden is mostly in, some of the usual signs of the season. One of the markers of … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery’s The Watchman and Other Poems, a Review

The Watchman and Other Poems by L.M. Montgomery My rating: 3 of 5 stars I once heard a speech by Chad Walsh where he described C.S. Lewis as not a “great poet” but an “interesting poet.” I think this description … Continue reading

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