The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910: Volume I: 1889-1910 by Mary RubioThe Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910: Volume I: 1889-1910 by Mary Rubio

The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910: Volume I: 1889-1910

EditorMary Rubio, Elizabeth Waterston

Paperback | January 15, 2000

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Elizabeth Waterston is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.Beginning when Lucy Maud Montgomery is fourteen, this first volume takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, when she left Prince Edward Island. It recounts her schooldays in Cavendish, redolent with incidents, impressions, and romantic "crushes" that found their way into her fiction; a yearspent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan with her father and stepmother; a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, where she trained to be a teacher, and another at Dalhousie University; her teaching years; a powerful infatuation with the son of a family she lived with; a long andmostly unhappy period of keeping house for her grandmother; and the publication of Anne of Green Gables. The autobiographical content will fascinate every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and theprivilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join Anne of Green Gables in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian literature. This volume is a rich and engrossing prelude to thewhole.
Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston are the editors of all five volumes of Montgomery's journals, co-founders and editors of the journal CCL: Canadian Children's Literature, and co-authors of Writing a Life: L.M. Montgomery. They have collaborated on writing and editing projects since 1975 at the University of Guelph, wh...
Title:The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910: Volume I: 1889-1910Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195415124

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful When I first read Montgomery's Selected Journals several years ago, I was surprised to see this different side of one of my favourite writers. It was neat to read in this first volume about her childhood, but it also contains a sadder side, especially in her later journals. I'd highly recommend these to anyone who want to see a more nuanced portrayal of who L.M. Montgomery was.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A page-turner! Personal and profound - entirely enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful and fascinating A very informative peek into the past, into the reality of Victorian-Edwardian Canada. Love the candid nature of journals, even if LMMontgomery did indeed censor and re-copy portions that she wanted to publish and burned the rest!
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love everything about L.M. Montgomery. This is an absolute amazing read. I do agree that the font is very small.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Insight This book is fantastic. It shows the actual Maud and I really enjoyed it. My one complaint is the layout. It is a wonderful book that I really liked reading but the font is small and the layout terrible so it was difficult to read.
Date published: 2011-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A personal touch For someone like myself, who has read and loved every one of L.M. Montgomery's books, this journal is a wonder. I recently went on a trip to PEI which led me to re-read all of the Anne and Emily books. I saw them with new eyes as an adult, and I wanted to get closer to the woman who had so many beautiful ideas. I found the first few years of the journals a little slow to get into; Maud is young and much of the writing centres on schoolyard games and mishaps. But as the journals progress Maud matures, and you begin to understand how her own life shaped her writing, and even recognize the parallels between herself and her characters. It was also interesting to see that she had a human side, and even certain traits I didn't like. A biographer can tune their writing to show only what they want, but Maud's journals give a full and rounded view of her personality. Definitely a must read for all fans who want to delve a little deeper into the mind that shaped some of Canada's great literary heroines.
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal This book is absolutely amazing. I am a sixteen year old honour student and I idolize Lucy Maud Montgomery. This book is a masterpiece. The images of her life are so vivid and vibrant that they come to life right before your eyes. Reading the book is like watching a movie in your head. This book is great for any aspiring writers or anyone who wants to learn more about this amazing Canadian. She really was an amazing person.
Date published: 2005-02-03

From Our Editors

In The Selected Journals of L.M., Montgomery Volume I: 889-1910, editors Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston have dusted off Montgomery’s diaries from her school days in Cavendish, a year spent in Prince Albert, Sask., a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, P.E.I. and her years as a teacher at Dalhousie University.

Editorial Reviews

"For anyone under the mistaken impression that Montgomery's novels represent the pinnacle of her literary output, her journals are a must-read." - Canadian Book Review Annual