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L M Montgomery

(2011)
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New material about the private life of Lucy Maud Montgomery has prompted a searching look at the beloved author of Anne of Green Gables. While her fictional characters inhabited a world where love and close community bonds overcame all tribulations, Montgomery's real life was marked by grief and loneliness. Married to a clergyman who suffered from a debilitating mental illness, Montgomery struggled to keep up appearances in a Victorian society that valued propriety at all costs. As she aged, depression engulfed her; nonetheless, throughout her life, she maintained her prolific output of fiction, attracting ever-increasing numbers of fans. Acclaimed novelist Jane Urquhart has written several novels centring on the role of the artist. Here, she explores the life of a woman whose successful literary career broke the boundaries set for women of her time, but who could not escape the societal strictures of Victorian Canada or her own demons.



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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Extraordinary Canadians: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Author(s): Jane Urquhart
ISBN: 0-670-06675-3 / 978-0-670-06675-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Extraordinary Canadians: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Author(s): Jane Urquhart
ISBN: 0-14-305452-X / 978-0-14-305452-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA