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Becoming L.M. Montgomery


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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments A Note on the Author Abbreviations Preface A Note on the Text Part 1: Early and Student Publications The Wreck of the "Marco Polo" A Western Eden From Prince Albert to P.E. Island The Usual Way Extracts from the Diary of a Second Class Mouse High School Life in Saskatchewan Valedictory "Portia" - A Study "Which Has the Most Patience under the Ordinary Cares and Trials of Life - Man or Woman?" Crooked Answers The Bad Boy of Blanktown School James Henry, Truant A Girl's Place at Dalhousie College To the Editor Part 2: Maud Montgomery, Newspaper Woman A Half-Hour in an Old Cemetery Around the Table Half an Hour with Canadian Mothers Christmas Shopping in Halifax Stores Many Admiring Glances Bestowed upon Graduates Netted Doily Innocent Irreverence Part 3: The Upward Climb to Heights Sublime Two Sides of a Life Story The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career Afterword Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Benjamin Lefebvre, editor of The L.M. Montgomery Library, is director of L.M. Montgomery Online. His publications include an edition of Montgomery's rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted, and the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery Reader, which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature from the Association of American Publishers. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.


"In this first volume of 'The L.M. Montgomery Library,' Benjamin Lefebvre collects and expertly annotates Montgomery's non-fiction periodical writing, presenting it as a record of her literary apprenticeship ... The thirty-five instalments of her column 'Around the Table,' signed 'Cynthia,' are enthralling, ... and A Name for Herself is worth the cover price for these pieces alone." -- Faye Hammill * Times Literary Supplement *
"Lefebvre, one of the top Montgomery scholars in the world, has painstakingly collected these scattered publications from throughout Montgomery's career to provide a valuable resource ... By including Montgomery's contributions to these publications, many of which were fleeting, Lefebvre enriches our knowledge of the periodical landscape in North America and demonstrates how these magazines and newspapers were important vehicles for women authors in Canada and the United States." -- Jennifer Scott, Victorian Periodicals Review

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