Her first novel, Anne of Green Gablesbecame an instant bestseller and has remained in print for more than a century, making the character of Anne Shirley a mythic icon of Canadian culture. Anne of Green Gables alone has been translated into at least 36 languages as well as braille, and been adapted dozens of times in various mediums. Lucy Maud Montgomery, 31 December Her maternal great-grandfather, William Simpson Macneill, was a member of the provincial legislature from toand also served as Speaker of the House of Assembly.
Her mother, Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery, died of tuberculosis when Lucy was twenty-one months old. Stricken with grief, her father, Hugh John Montgomery, placed Lucy in the custody of her maternal grandparents. Montgomery's early life in Cavendish was very lonely.
She created imaginary friends and worlds to cope with her loneliness, and Montgomery credits this time of her life with developing her creativity.
She was as excited about this as she was about her return to her beloved Prince Edward Island in Her time in Prince Albert was unhappy, for she did not get along with her stepmother.
Montgomery loved Prince Edward Island, writing that she was "very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a very thin veil. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never quite draw it aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I seemed to catch a glimpse of the enchanting realm beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile".
Writing career, romantic interests, and family life[ edit ] Published books and suitors[ edit ] Birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery Upon maud writing a business Dalhousie, Montgomery worked as a teacher in various Prince Edward Island schools. Though she did not enjoy teaching, it afforded her time to write.
Beginning inher short stories were published in magazines and newspapers. A prolific writer, Montgomery published over stories between and During her teaching years, Montgomery had numerous love interests.
As a highly fashionable young woman, she enjoyed "slim, good looks"  and won the attention of several young men. Inat 14, Montgomery began a relationship with a Cavendish boy named Nate Lockhart.
To Montgomery, the relationship was merely a humorous and witty friendship. It ended abruptly when Montgomery refused his marriage proposal. Mustard and Will Pritchard. His best topics of conversation were his thoughts on predestination and "other dry points of theology",  which held little appeal for Montgomery.
During the period when Mustard's interest became more pronounced, Montgomery found a new interest in Will Pritchard, the brother of her friend Laura Pritchard.
This friendship was more amiable but, again, he felt more for Montgomery than she did for him. Montgomery refused both marriage proposals; the former was too narrow-minded,  and the latter was merely a good chum.
However, she and Pritchard did continue to correspond for over six years, until Pritchard died of influenza in I cannot tell what possessed me — I seemed swayed by a power utterly beyond my control — I turned my head — our lips met in one long passionate pressure — a kiss of fire and rapture such I had never experienced or imagined.
Ed's kisses at the best left me cold as ice — Hermann's sent flame through every fiber of my being". For it was but a few days later that I found myself face to face with the burning consciousness that I loved Herman Leard with a wild, passionate, unreasoning love that dominated my entire being and possessed me like a flame — a love I could neither quell nor control — a love that in its intensity seemed little short of absolute madness.
He died shortly afterwards of the flu. For a nine-month period between andshe worked in Halifax as a substitute proofreader for the newspapers Morning Chronicle and The Daily Echo.
Until her grandmother's death in MarchMontgomery stayed in Cavendish to take care of her. This coincided with a period of considerable income from her publications. An immediate success, it established Montgomery's career, and she would write and publish material including numerous sequels to Anne continuously for the rest of her life.
Anne of Green Gables was published in June and by Novemberthe book had already gone through six printings. Montgomery and presently the astronomers located her in the latitude of Prince Edward Island.
No one would ever imagined that such a remote and unassertive speck on the map would ever produce such a writer whose first three books should one and all be included in the 'six best sellers'. But it was on this unemotional island that Anne of Green Gables was born This story was the work of a modest young school teacher, who was doubtless as surprised as any of her neighbors when she found her sweetly simple tale of childish joys and sorrows of a diminutive red-haired girl had made the literary hit of the season with the American public Miss Montgomery, who is entirely unspoiled by her unexpected stroke of fame and fortune, made her first visit to Boston last winter and was lionized to quite an extent, her pleasing personality making a decidedly favorable impression on all who met her It was all very nice and novel, but the young lady confided to her friends that she would be more than glad to get back to her quiet and uneventful country life and she would far prefer it as a regular thing even to a residence in Boston.
One of the most delightful of her Boston experiences was a lunch that was given her by a local publishing house that issues her books, a thoroughly Bostonian idea as well as a most creditable one Britain possesses as a cherished literacy shrine, the Isle of Man, but on this side of the ocean we have our Isle St.
Jean, where, in good old summer time, as Anne Shirley found it on the day of her arrival, the gulf-cooled air is 'sweet with the breath of many apple orchards' and the meadows slope away in the romantic distance to 'horizon mist of pearl and purple'"  In contrast to this publishers ideal image of her, Montgomery stated in a letter to a friend: Paul's Presbyterian Church, Leaskdale in present-day Uxbridge Townshipalso affiliated with the congregation in nearby Zephyr.
Montgomery wrote her next eleven books from the Leaskdale manse that she complained had neither a bathroom nor a toilet.Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery—Maud to her friends—has a dream: to go to college and, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott, become a writer. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true/5.
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Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. Writing is an art form created by past experiences, future hopes, fantasies, and limitless imagination.
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