The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in Review

January 8, 2015|
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in Review by Benjamin Lefebvre
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Now available in paperback, The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles rediscovered primary material on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors, spanning the entirety of her high-profile career and the years since her death.

Volume Three: A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery’s critical reception: reviews of her books. Although Montgomery downplayed the impact that reviews had on her writing career, claiming to be amused and tolerant of reviewers’ contradictory opinions about her work, she nevertheless cared enough to keep a large percentage of them in scrapbooks as an archive of her career. This volume presents more than four hundred reviews from eight countries that raise questions about and offer reflections on gender, genre, setting, character, audience, and nationalism, much of which anticipated the scholarship that has thrived in the last four decades.

Each volume in The L.M. Montgomery Reader is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that traces the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery.

Benjamin Lefebvre, editor of The L.M. Montgomery Library, is director of L.M. Montgomery Online. His publications include an edition of Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted, and the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader, which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature from the Associati...
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Title:The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in Review
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:464 pages, 9.26 X 6.46 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 9.26 X 6.46 X 1.25 in
Published:January 8, 2015
Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781442644939

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