July 11, 2003

The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories

The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories by L.M Montgomery, Harrap, 1979 book cover


The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories
is a book of short stories by L.M. Montgomery that was published in 1979. It includes short stories found in old magazines and periodicals by Catherine McLay. The collection contains 14 tales, many of which are romantic stories of courtships and reconciliations, as well as stories of orphans and spinsters. The short stories included in this volume and their original publication dates are listed below:

"Kismet" (1899)
"Emily's Husband" (1903)
"The Girl and the Wild Race" (1904)
"The Promise of Lucy Ellen" (1904)
"The Parting of the Ways" (1907)
"The Doctor's Sweetheart" (1908)
"By Grace of Julius Caesar" (1908)
"Akin to Love" (1909)
"The Finished Story" (1912)
"My Lady Jane" (1915)
"Abel and his Great Adventure" (1917)
"The Garden of Spices" (1918)
"The Bride is Waiting" (1932)
"I Know a Secret" (1935)

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June 17, 2003

Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea

Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea by L.M. Montgomery and edited by Rea Wilmshurst

Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea was published in 1989. The book is a collection of 16 of L.M. Montgomery's short stories that were rediscovered and edited by Rea Wilmshurt. Thematically, the tales in this collection all evoke L.M. Montgomery's love of the sea and Prince Edward Island. The stories contained in the volume are listed below with their original publication dates in parentheses:

"The Magical Bond of the Sea" (1903)
"The Life-Book of Uncle Jesse" (1909)
"Mackereling Out in the Gulf" (1905)
"Fair Exchange and No Robbery" (1907)
"Natty of Blue Point" (1904)
"The Light on the Big Dipper" (1906)
"An Adventure on Island Rock" (1906)
"How Don Was Saved" (1904)
"A Soul that Was Not at Home" (1909)
"Four Winds" (1908)
"A Sandshore Wooing" (1903)
"The Unhappiness of Miss Farquhar" (1903)
"A Strayed Allegiance" (1897)
"The Waking of Helen" (1901)
"Young Si" (1901)
"A House Divided Against Itself" (1930)

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Book cover of my Bantam 1993 edition of Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea featuring artwork by Ben Stahl. Photograph by World of Anne Shirley.

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March 02, 2003

Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side

Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side by L.M. Montgomery, 1990 Bantam Cover Art

Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery. The stories were rediscovered, collected, and edited by Rea Wilmshurst and published in 1990. This collection of dark, supernatural, and somber tales includes ghost stories and mysteries. The 19 stories in the collection are listed below with their original publication dates in parentheses:

"The Closed Door" (1934)
"Davenport's Story" (1902)
"The Deacon's Painkiller" (unknown publication date)
"Detected by the Camera" (1897)
"From Out the Silence" (1934)
"The Girl at the Gate" (1906)
"The House Party at Smoky Island" (1935)
"The Man on the Train" (1914)
"The Martyrdom of Estella" (1902)
"Min" (1903)
"Miriam's Lover" (1901)
"Miss Calista's Peppermint Bottle" (1900)
"The Old Chest at Wyther Grange" (1903)
"The Red Room" (1898)
"A Redeeming Sacrifice" (1909)
"The Redemption of John Churchill" (1906)
"Some Fools and a Saint" (1931)
"The Tryst of the White Lady" (1922)
"White Magic" (1921)

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January 27, 2003

Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans

Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans by L.M. Montgomery, 1990 Bantam cover art


Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans
is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery. Editor Rea Wilmshurst rediscovered these tales and published this volume in 1988. The book contains 19 stories about orphans like Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, who are characterized by loneliness, hope, and an ability to persevere and overcome adversity. The stories and their original publication dates are listed below:

"Charlotte's Quest" (1933)
"Marcella's Reward" (1907)
"An Invitation Given on Impulse" (1900)
"Freda's Adopted Grave" (1904)
"Ted's Afternoon Off" (1907)
"The Girl Who Drove the Cows" (1908)
"Why Not Ask Miss Price?" (1904)
"Jane Lavinia" (1906)
"The Running Away of Chester" (1903)
"Millicent's Double" (1905)
"Penelope's Party Waist" (1904)
"The Little Black Doll" (1909)
"The Fraser Scholarship" (1905)
"Her Own People" (1905)
"Miss Sally's Company" (1904)
"The Story of an Invitation" (1901)
"The Softening of Miss Cynthia" (1904)
"Margaret's Patient" (1908)
"Charlotte's Ladies" (1911)

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January 01, 2003

Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence

Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence by L.M. Montgomery, 1996

Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence
was published in 1995 and contains 20 of L.M. Montgomery's stories that were rediscovered and edited by Rea Wilmshurst. It was special to read Rea Wilmshurst's account of how she discovered these stories in her afterward. Each story in some way involves a note, journal, letter, or some form of writing that leads the plot along. The stories contained in the volume are listed below with their original publication dates in parentheses:

"A Correspondence and a Climax" (1905)
"Cyrilla's Inspiration" (1905)
"Miss Sally's Letter" (1910)
"The Understanding of Sister Sara" (1905)
"Aunt Caroline's Silk Dress" (1907)
"The Old Fellow's Letter" (1907)
"The Promissory Note" (1907)
"Anna's Love Letters" (1908)
"At Five O'Clock in the Morning" (1905)
"The Letters" (1910)
"A Fortunate Mistake" (1904)
"The Growing Up of Cornelia" (1908)
"Aunt Susanna's Birthday Celebration" (1905)
"Miss Madeline's Proposal" (1904)
"The Girl and the Photograph" (1915)
"The Jest that Failed" (1901)
"A Millionaire's Proposal" (1907)
"Our Runaway Kite" (1903)
"The Schoolmaster's Letter" (1905)
"The Revolt of Mary Isabel" (1908)

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