Rilla Of Ingleside by Benjamin Lefebvre

Rilla Of Ingleside

byBenjamin Lefebvre, L. M. Montgomery

Kobo ebook | October 26, 2010

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First published in 1921, Rilla of Ingleside is one of the only contemporary depictions in Canadian fiction of women on the home front during the First World War. Focusing on Rilla Blythe, the pretty and high-spirited youngest daughter of Anne Shirley, the novel paints a vivid and compelling picture of the women who battled to keep the home fires burning. Using her own wartime experience and imagination, Montgomery recreates the laughter and grief, poignancy and suspense, struggles, and courage of Canadian women at war.

Elizabeth Jolley was born Monica Elizabeth Knight in Birmingham, England on June 4, 1923. She was educated privately until age 11, when she was sent to Sibford School, a Quaker boarding school. At 17 she began training as nurse in London and was exposed firsthand to the horrors of World War II. She emigrated to Australia in 1959 with h...
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Title:Rilla Of InglesideFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143180223

ISBN - 13:9780143180227

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Blythe Family Endures. The Blythe children are grown up and dealing with the ramifications of the 1st world war. It was moving to see you're favourite characters facing extraordinary circumstances will the seriousness that was due, but while maintaining their whimsical nature. Rilla is especially endearing, all the uncertainties and milestones growing up come back into vivid focus.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book My favorite of the Anne books
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't stop crying The youngest child matures through the years. Military enlistment for the boys.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ending! This is a great ending to the Anne series, and follows her youngest daughter, Rilla. Wonderful characters and story.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful rilla goes through great growth here
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good this is the ending the series deserves. very good
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good ending anne's daughter is like anne. a great ending
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Such a great read! perfect ending to the series
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Enjoyed it greatly. A great work by LM Montgomery.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books of all time... I LOVE this book. I have read it over and over again. I also read a fact that it is one of the first Canadian novels written about WW! with female protagonists! It was really interesting to read about Rilla and it ties alot of the rest of the series of the "Anne of Green Gables" books to this (supposedly) last book (unless you count "The Blythes Are Quoted"). I think it also honours the great Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom in Canada, and it remembers the women who fought in their own way back at home. The love story of this novel is beautiful as well.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My least favourite Definitely my least favourite in the entire series. I had such high expectations for this book when I first read it and was quite disappointed. A big difference from the lively, enchanting original books.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coming of Age and So Much More! I am always impressed with how Montgomery's writing, her style and phrasing, evolves throughout a book or series as a character ages and grows from his or her experiences. I believe that is part of the reason that readers relate to and even fall in love with all of her characters, especially Rilla. As another reviewer has suggested, you will need tissues with you as your cry and laugh so hard you cry along with Rilla as she gracefully grows and matures from a carefree, innocent youth to a strong and resourceful young woman. Full of symbolism and yet grounded in the realities of life in Canada during the war, "Rilla of Ingleside" is much more than a young girl coming of age in a difficult time. It also describes how Canada grew and matured as a country during that time.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! A great end to a series. With the start of World War I, Rilla Blythe, the family baby, is trying to figure herself out and do whatever she can do pitch in with the war effort. Great writing as always.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rilla of Ingleside As Anne grows older, it's nice to get a youthful perspective again. And the focus on the war that now plays a prominent role in our history is excellent.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rilla of Ingleside A must read especially as we are in the centenary of the start of WWI this year. Make sure you have a box of tissues handy....
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Second Favourite in the Anne Series Honestly, when I re-read this book in my mid-20s I was moved and surprised by the depth of emotion conveyed by the book's protagonist, Rilla Blythe (Anne and Gilbert's teenage daugther named after Marilla Cuthbert.) Anne takes a bit of a backseat in this book and her daughter moves to the forefront as we see WWI from her perspective. One cannot help but consider Montgomery's own reactions to war because of her personal experience and this definitely comes through here. And it is as if Anne and Rilla's reactions to what is happening around them, was the most creative way for Montgomery to express her own anxiety and grief. This is a strong anti-war novel that needs to be re-read and re-considered as probably one of the strongest novels in Montgomery's Anne Series.
Date published: 2008-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep the Faith Anne soars through emotions as her children grow up, and one by one her sons go off to war. Her and Gilbert are eventually left with Rilla, their youngest teenaged daughter, who helps them through the terrifying years of WWI. We watch Rilla mature as she deals with responsibility, romance, and trauma. We take a heart-felt journey through her life, and discover her faith is kept deep in her family roots. Rilla of Ingleside reunites us once again with our lovable Anne, and concludes L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series.
Date published: 2000-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The war in the eyes of Lucy Maud Rilla Blythe seems to have everything. She has good looks,nice clothes and a loving family. But all fairy tales must come to an end as does Rilla's. When Rilla is just 15, Canada is threatened by the Great War going on in Europe. One by one her brothers join the battle. The four years that Rilla expected to be the best in her life becomes a time of grief, fear and sorrow. Through these horrible years Rilla changes. She is no longer vain,lazy, light headed Rilla, but a caring and self-sacrificing Rilla whom people of all ages have learned to love. I feel I have learned to love Rilla although I certainly didn't love her in the begining of the story. L.M Montgomery beautifully weaves the horror of World War One into a story of a young girl trying to reach her true identity. That is what puts the art in this enchanting story.
Date published: 2000-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rilla of Ingleside I defy anyone who has children to read this book without crying.
Date published: 1999-10-16