The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery

The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery

The PEI Years, 1901-1911

Book - 2013
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L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) had begun keeping a private journal before she turned fifteen. From 1918 onward, she had carefully copied out her entries. She intended this detailed life record to be published posthumously. Montgomery's long-hidden version of her early life emerged as thebestselling Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volumes I-V, first published in 1985. Twenty-five years ago, it seemed prudent to offer a tightly organized book with a strong central narrative, but this decision meant setting aside many entries on her personal tastes, her effusions over landscape,and her increasing bouts of depression.L.M. Montgomery's record of her life is published now for the first time without abridgement. a href=""The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The P.E.I. Years, 1889-1900/a was published in early 2012 to much acclaim. This second book, coveringthe years 1901 to 1911, continues to provide a more comprehensive portrait of Montgomery's life in PEI than has ever been available before.This publication covers Montgomery's early adult years, including her work as a newspaper editor in Halifax, Nova Scotia; her publishing career taking flight; the death of her grandmother; and her forthcoming marriage to a local clergyman. It also documents her own reflections on writing, herincreasingly problematic mood swings and feelings of isolation, and her changing relationship with the world around her, particularly that of Prince Edward Island.This new edition recreates the format Montgomery herself devised. Over 300 of her photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and professional portraits are reproduced, all with Montgomery's original placement and captions.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780199002115
Characteristics: 434 p. :,illustrations, photographs ;,24 cm.


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Nov 30, 2019

Highly recommended! Fascinating journal with the same engaging writing as her fiction. Feels like you're walking through her life with her, enjoying the quiet and scenery, listening to her concerns and joys.

Aug 04, 2015

Just finished reading this book today and was so sad to put it down! L.M. Montgomery's journal entries read just as one of her novels, you really do feel as if you were right there in her circle of friends experiencing it all. Definitely going to pick up the sequel journal to this!

SCLOWATER Jun 06, 2013

I loved this book. I've read all the "selected" journals of L.M. Montgomery too & the new "complete" journals are much better. Now we can see everything LMM wrote. She was a fascinating person.

I'm glad that instead of putting "End Notes" like they did in the "Selected Journals", this time they have put "Foot notes" at the bottom of the pages so you don't have to flip to the back of the book anymore to see the notes. They also changed the format of how they put in pictures that Maud had pasted into her journals. In the selected journals, the editors just took a select few of her pictures & put them all together in the centre of the book. For this new edition of the Complete Journals, they have put every picture Maud pasted into her journals into this book & they put them besides the passages in the journals where Maud had put them so you really get the feeling that you are truly reading & seeing Maud's journals as she created them.

Nov 17, 2012

Interesting journal.

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