The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass

L.M. Montgomery's Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance
Author: Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442626534
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 275
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When it originally appeared, Elizabeth Rollins Epperly's The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass was one of the first challenges to the idea that L.M. Montgomery's books were unworthy of serious study. Examining all of Montgomery's fiction, Epperly argues that Montgomery was much more than a master of the romance genre and that, through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions, she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. Focusing on Montgomery's memorable heroines, from Anne Shirley to Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner, Epperly demonstrates that Montgomery deserves a place in the literary canon not just as the creator of Anne of Green Gables but as an artist in her chosen profession. Since its publication more than twenty years ago, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass has become a favourite of scholars, writers, and Montgomery fans. This new edition adds a preface in which Epperly discusses the book's contribution to the ongoing research on the life and writing of L.M. Montgomery, reflects on how Montgomery studies have flourished over the past two decades, and suggests new ways to approach and explore the Canadian writer's work.

Making Avonlea

L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture
Author: Irene Gammel
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802081339
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 347
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Invoking theories of popular culture, film, literature, drama, and tourism, contributors probe the emotional attachment and loyalty of many generations of readers to L.M. Montgomery's books.

The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery


Author: Irene Gammel
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802086764
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 305
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Who ultimately is L.M. Montgomery, and why was there such an obsession with secrecy, hiding, and encoding in her life and fiction? Delving into the hidden life of Canada's most enigmatic writer, The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery answers these questions. The eleven essays illuminate Montgomery's personal writings and photographic self-portraits and probe the ways in which she actively shaped her life as a work of art. This is the first book to investigate Montgomery's personal writings, which filled thousands of pages in journals and a memoir, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photography. Using theories of autobiography and life writing, the essays probe the author's flair for the dramatic and her exuberance in costuming, while also exploring the personal facts behind some of her fiction, including the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Focussing on topics such as sexuality, depression, marriage, aging, illness, and writing, the essays strip away the layers of art and artifice that disguised Montgomery's most intensely guarded secrets, including details of her affair with Herman Leard, her marriage with Ewen Macdonald, and her friendships with Nora Lefurgey and Isabel Anderson. The book also includes rare photographs taken by Montgomery and others, many of which have not previously appeared in print. One of the highlights of The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery is the inclusion of a secret diary that Montgomery wrote with Lefurgey in 1903. This hilarious document is a rare find, for Montgomery's teasing banter presents us with a new voice that is distinct from the sombre tone of her journals. Published here for the first time, more than 100 years after its composition, this diary is virtually unknown to readers and scholars and is a welcome addition to the literature on this important figure. This volume fills in many of the blanks surrounding Montgomery's personal life. Engaging and erudite, it is a boon for scholars and Montgomery fans alike.

Changing Women, Changing History

A Bibliography of the History of Women in Canada
Author: Diana Lynn Pedersen
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780886292805
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
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CM

Canadian Materials for Schools and Libraries
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries and students
Page: N.A
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Part Two

Reflections on the Sequel
Author: Paul Vincent Budra,Betty A. Schellenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780802078957
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 220
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What do paradise regained and terminator 2 have in common? They are both sequels, both chronological extensions of narratives that were originally envisioned as closed and complete works. Part Two brings together a collection of essays that explores the phenomenon of secondary narrative by studying the conditions that determine its production and reception. The essays cover a wide span of representation from Homer to Hollywood. Each piece is grounded in a specific genre or period and while engaging a broader historical or theoretical perspective. The volume encompasses works of poetry, drama, prose and film.

America, History and Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Das Schloss in den Wolken


Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646927542
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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Valancy Stirling ist das Gespött ihrer Familie. Weit über zwanzig und noch immer unverheiratet! Nicht mal einen Verehrer hatte sie bisher! Dann passiert etwas, das ihr Leben radikal verändert. Und Valancy fasst sich ein Herz. Sie wird sich nicht mehr an die beengenden Konventionen halten, nicht mehr zu den ermüdenden Familientreffen gehen und sich nicht mehr von Onkel Benjamin triezen lassen. Stattdessen spricht sie die Wahrheit aus. Verlässt das Haus. Sucht sich eine Anstellung. Verliebt sich. Und findet das blaue Schloss, den Zufluchtsort ihrer Tagträume, endlich im richtigen Leben. Eine mitreißende Entwicklungs- und Liebesgeschichte vor der wilden Schönheit des kanadischen Ostens.

The Oxford illustrated literary guide to Canada


Author: Albert Frank Moritz,Theresa Moritz,Theresa Anne Moritz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
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Describes historic homes, museums, and literary points of interest in each province and territory

About Ruby

Roman
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423414693
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 544
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Eben noch hat Ruby in einer unbeheizten Bruchbude gehaust. Und jetzt? Luxuriöse Villa, schicke Privatschule, teure Klamotten... Seit ihre Mutter verschwunden ist, lebt Ruby bei ihrer Schwester Cora und deren Mann Jamie, einem Internet-Millionär. Die beiden bieten ihr ein neues Leben, aber Ruby will sich nicht kaufen lassen. Zu tief sitzt der Schmerz, dass Cora sie vor zehn Jahren verlassen hat. Doch als sie den coolen Nate von nebenan kennenlernt, beginnt sie aufzutauen.