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Lucy Maud Montgomery Album Hardcover – February 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside; Ill edition (February 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550413864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550413861
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,884,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Scholarship has caught up with what thousands of readers already know: the work of Lucy Maud Montgomery is fascinating and rich and not only for children. As scholars study Anne of Green Gables and the rest of Montgomery's prolific output, they have found that the books often overshadow the author herself. These two works highlight both Montgomery and her creations, giving readers insight into the personality that created characters who have captured the imaginations of readers for generations. The fourth volume of the Journals (Oxford published Volume 1 in 1986 and Volume 3 in 1993) provides a fascinating look at a period in Montgomery's life that was full of fatalism, fear, and moments of joy. She suffered through the Depression, witnessed her husband's nervous breakdown (and feared her own), became the unwilling object of a troubled woman's love, and suffered the deaths of numerous friends and family. Although self-conscious about the public nature of these documents (she passed her journals to her son to be published at an appropriate time), she is remarkably candid about her thoughts and feelings in these entries. Montgomery was an accomplished photographer, and the photos she placed in her journals are reproduced here, giving readers a chance to see the people, landscapes, and cats she loved. The work is also an important source of information on the social and cultural history of Canada in this period. Perhaps of more interest to nonspecialists, and timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Montgomery's birth, the Album combines scholarly articles, reminiscences, biography, and information on "Anne" sites in a well-designed collection full of beautifully reproduced photographs and illustrations. Readers are given insight into Montgomery's life, her society, and her writing as well as information on the films, TV programs, musicals, discussion groups, fan clubs, and festivals that her work has inspired. Both books are recommended for academic and larger public libraries.AKaren E. Sadowski, Simmons Coll., Boston
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From Library Journal Scholarship has caught up with what thousands of readers already know: the work of Lucy Maud Montgomery is fascinating and rich and not only for children. As scholars study Anne of Green Gables and the rest of Montgomery's prolific output, they have found that the books often overshadow the author herself. These two works highlight both Montgomery and her creations, giving readers insight into the personality that created characters who have captured the imaginations of readers for generations. The fourth volume of the Journals (Oxford published Volume 1 in 1986 and Volume 3 in 1993) provides a fascinating look at a period in Montgomery's life that was full of fatalism, fear, and moments of joy. She suffered through the Depression, witnessed her husband's nervous breakdown (and feared her own), became the unwilling object of a troubled woman's love, and suffered the deaths of numerous friends and family. Although self-conscious about the public nature of these documents (she passed her journals to her son to be published at an appropriate time), she is remarkably candid about her thoughts and feelings in these entries. Montgomery was an accomplished photographer, and the photos she placed in her journals are reproduced here, giving readers a chance to see the people, landscapes, and cats she loved. The work is also an important source of information on the social and cultural history of Canada in this period. Perhaps of more interest to nonspecialists, and timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Montgomery's birth, the Album combines scholarly articles, reminiscences, biography, and information on "Anne" sites in a well-designed collection full of beautifully reproduced photographs and illustrations. Readers are given insight into Montgomery's life, her society, and her writing as well as information on the films, TV programs, musicals, discussion groups, fan clubs, and festivals that her work has inspired. Both books are recommended for academic and larger public libraries.AKaren E. Sadowski, Simmons Coll., Boston Reviewer: Daniel J. Smith (Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.) If you are looking for a thoroughly researched and painstakenly complete volume on this author, look no further. This highly entertaining book is a must to all fans of the author, and gives many knew insights even to long time fans. I highly recommend it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Smith on January 24, 2000
If you are looking for a thoroughly researched and painstakenly complete volume on this author, look no further. This highly entertaining book is a must to all fans of the author, and gives many knew insights even to long time fans. I highly recommend it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 11, 2001
I was amazed at the depth of research, photos and overall information presented in this album. It leaves NO stone unturned in her personal and professional life and is an honest and fond tribute to such a unique woman. Can't recommend this book highly enough. I am a HUGE "Anne fan" and have read all of LMM's books and had VERY high expectations upon receiving this album. It surpassed them all. This is a true classic and one that you will open again and again thru the years.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By I ain't no porn writer on July 9, 2004
This book has the most complete collection of photos by and about L.M. Montgomery. It also contains text that explains each photo and has many interesting articles about Maud through the various stages of her life from beginning to end. There are also sections dedicated to film and other renderings of Anne, Emily, etc. This is a must-have for those interested in Anne of Green Gables or her creator.
David Rehak
author of "Love and Madness"
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey Rose on August 18, 2005
For those who cannot get enough of the life of "Anne of Green Gables" creator L. M. Montgomery, this book may be the perfect solution to that problem. The album is stuffed with pictures and information about anything the reader could possibly want to know, and perhaps a few things he or she had never thought to ask. Though the book is supposed to be scholarly work, there is relatively few critical pieces of anything about the life and world of Montgomery. Perhaps in a few years a more balanced approach will be published.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gabriela Winkler on July 26, 2006
Esperaba encontrar alguna foto color. Ya se que las fotos viejas de L. M. Montogomery tienen que ser en blanco y negro, pero esperaba fotos color de los lugares, la casa, "Green Gable"... Igualmente es un hermoso libro, grande, con muchísima información sobre ella, su vida y sus creaciones... pero yo esperaba un libro con al menos algunas fotos color... cuando lo compré no existía esto de "search inside"...
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