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Published: 27 July 2017

496 Pages | 226 b/w photographs

ISBN: 9780199029648

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The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery

The PEI Years, 1889-1900

Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston

  • First time available in paperback
  • Notes from previous edition:
  • At first publication in 1985, 50% of original material from the journals was cut. Now restored here and complete.
  • Illustrated with hundreds of Montgomery's own photographs, plus newspaper clippings, postcards etc. Includes Montgomery's original captions.
  • A new set of informative notes provide context for the people, the history, and the culture behind Montgomery's narrative.
  • A new introduction provides insights into unexplored possible readings of the journal.
  • New preface by Michael Bliss draws some unexpected connections.
  • Reveals an artist-in-the-making, fascinated with storytelling, the power of language, and the manipulation of style.
  • New insights into the psychological panoramas of one of Canada's great storytellers - which, it turns out, has considerably more topography than revealed by the first selected edition.
  • Fascinating details of social history, from how to keep warm in a turn-of-the-century Canadian winter to travelling across the country by rail.
  • Fascinating glimpse into social change in late nineteenth-/early twentieth-century Canada: new communications technology becoming available, new trends in education, new materials science in clothing, building, and farming.