By LibriVox. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels that began with Anne of Green Gables, published in Once published, Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as short stories and poems.
Because many of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island in Canada, Canada and the Canadian province became literary landmarks.
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Welcome to Player FM! Take it with you. Guides you to smart, interesting podcasts based on category, channel, or even specific topics. What I and personally find even more problematic though, is the lack of any type of usable table of contents. While at least both the stories and their date of appearance are listed at the beginning of the book, Dodo Press somehow and strangely has not deemed it necessary to also supply the starting pages for the given stories. Thus, if you desire to read a particular story, or if you are actually trying to read the stories chronologically, you will need to guess on which page this story actually commences.
And I really do not understand why Dodo Press could not have arranged the stories by year of appearance, and it is simply unacceptable that the table of contents is so user-unfriendly not supplying the starting pages of the stories, sorry, but for me that is an almost unforgivable and massively anger-producing shortcoming. And furthermore, this Dodo Press collection of L.
Montgomery short stories is also not going to be of much if ANY use for those wishing to use it for academic read research purposes, as there is neither an introduction nor is any of the source material listed. Now an introduction would have been beneficial, but not really absoultely required, but Dodo Press should really have listed the diverse magazines, journals etc.
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I still enjoyed the reading time spent with and on Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories: , but the set-up is certainly a major disappointment, and I feel that I should at least warn other fans of L. Montgomery's fiction about the shortcomings of this particular series. And while I do now realise that Dodo Press has probably just taken these stories from free online sites such As Project Gutenberg, that still does NOT in any eay excuse the user unfriendly print format I have encountered. And yes, I could just as easily and much more cheaply have downloaded the featured tales from Project Gutenberg and then formatted them myself.
However, since I obtained this series as traditional paper format printed books and they were also a much appreciated gift , I can and do or at least I should be able to expect a reader and user friendly format, and this simply does not ever materialise. Montgomery's short stories have the exact same issues, are similarly constructed random chronological order, a patently unusable table of contents and with no publication information, period.
And frankly, if you are indeed actively interested in L. Montgomery's short fiction, you should probably either download them from online sources there are many possibilities, from Project Gutenberg to various Kindle and other e-book formats , or much better yet, seriously consider the late great Rea Wilmshurt's spectacular collection the seven individual books might not contain every short story that L. Montgomery ever penned, but the individual tomes are extensive, beautifully structured, and ALWAYS include an introduction as well as the relevant source materials.
It was such a joy reading these stories, however simple, overromantic and silly they sometimes are. Mar 01, Maria rated it really liked it Shelves: adulthood , favorites , in Montgomery is a genius. Probably many people have said that, but I mean it. I've been absorbing all her short stories over the past four days, and though I like the 'him-her' ones best, they're all fantastic. And wouldn't it be funny if that 'short story' is what prompted all of Anne? The stories are from to , and there are certain thr L.
The stories are from to , and there are certain threads that pass through all of them.
There's the Christmassy stories— making Christmas cheerful for someone who can't afford it, women-haters or man-haters who become reconciled to the opposite sex in time, old maids getting married, long-lost loves that come back, orphans who find a family member after all rich, at times , and all sorts of absolutely delicious things.
This book contains twenty-seven short stories by L. They were originally published from The stories vary in length and quality but also in type.
Short Stories, 1909 to 1922
What they all have in common, perhaps, is a satisfying happily ever after ending. There are stories of romance, of friendship, of families coming together again, of young people finding their place in the world. I have already reviewed twenty-five of short stories in my weekly 'Keep It Short' series. The two stories I haven't rev This book contains twenty-seven short stories by L.
He did not look at Prissy, nor did she wish him a happy New Year; she would not have dared. Uncle Richard had not been on speaking terms with her or her father, his only brother, for eight years. She overhears that he will be away on business and will be returning to an empty house.
His housekeeper having the holiday off. She doesn't think anyone--even someone as mean as Uncle Richard--should have to eat a cold dinner on New Year's Day. That's no way to start the New Year off! She plans to be gone by the time he returns, but, as chance would have it.
He's ready to mend things at last. My thoughts: It was okay. I didn't dislike it. And I suppose the world needs stories set at New Year's just like it needs Christmas stories. White Magic. First sentence: One September afternoon in the year of grace Avery and Janet Sparhallow were picking apples in their Uncle Daniel Sparhallow's big orchard.
Who wouldn't want to marry Randall?!?! But Avery decidedly is NOT in love. She's marrying because she's twenty-two and afraid of being an old maid. As for why Randall, the Burnleys are the only local family "good enough" for the Sparhallows. She goes to the "local witch" and gets a love potion. Randall, in her opinion, deserves a wife who adores him. If she can make Avery fall in love with Randall, all will be well. She tries to follow the instructions, but, fate intervenes. Janet is the one who will have to confess to Randall that Avery is going to jilt him and marry someone else.
How will he take the news? Janet and Randall were obviously meant to be. Readers can spot where this one is heading from the start. And even if she has her suspicions, her doubts, she's convinced that Randall could never, ever, ever, ever love her like that. After all, he's been "courting" her sister, Avery for years now.
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Short Stories To , by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
True Janet and Randall spend a great deal of time together talking and laughing. But it's Avery he's attached to, right?! Randall could never fancy her—a little plain, brown thing, only half grown. Nobody could think of her beside beautiful, rose-faced Avery. Janet accepted this fact unquestioningly. She had never been jealous. She only felt that she wanted Randall to have everything he wanted—to be perfectly happy.
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Why, you're in the very core of my heart, girl. Don't tell me you can't love me—you can—you must—why, Janet," for his eyes had caught and locked with hers for a minute, "you do! Emily of New Moon By L. The Golden Road. Chronicles of Avonlea. Emily's Quest. Christmas with Anne of Green Gables. Hans Christian Andersen. Benjamin Lefebvre. Christmas Stories. Raggedy Ann and Andy Stories. The Complete Chronicles of Avonlea.
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