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May 11, 2024

L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon: A Children's Classic at 100

L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon: A Children's Classic at 100


Last month, on April 23, 2024, L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon: A Children's Classic at 100 was published by the University Press of Mississippi. This new book of scholarship on the Emily of New Moon series was edited by Yan Du and Joe Sutliff Sanders of the University of Cambridge. The scholarly volume contains contributions by Yoshiko Akamatsu, Carol L. Beran, Rita Bode, Lesley D. Clement, Allison McBain Hudson, Kate Lawson, Jessica Wen Hui Lim, Lindsey McMaster, E. Holly Pike, Katharine Slater, Margaret Steffler, and Anastasia Ulanowicz.

Here's the description of the volume from the University Press of Mississippi:

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942) was a Canadian author best known for writing the wildly popular Anne of Green Gables. At the time of its publication in 1908, it was an immediate bestseller and launched Montgomery to fame. Less known than the dreamy and accidentally mischievous Anne Shirley is Emily Byrd Starr, the title character in the trilogy that followed much later in Montgomery’s professional career, Emily of New Moon. Published in 1923, Emily of New Moon is the first in a series of novels about an orphan girl growing up on Prince Edward Island, a story that mirrors Anne’s but intentionally resists many of the defining qualities of Montgomery's most famous creation.

Despite being overshadowed by the immense popularity of Anne of Green Gables, the Emily of New Moon trilogy has become a subject of endless fascination to fans and scholars around the world. The trilogy was conceived during an important phase in Montgomery’s career during which she turned from Anne and plunged into more intricate aspects of gender, adolescence, nature, and authorship. While the novels have attracted rich critical attention since their publication, book-length studies proved surprisingly scarce. L. M. Montgomery’s "Emily of New Moon": A Children’s Classic at 100 is the first scholarly volume exclusively dedicated to the trilogy, coalescing different research perspectives. It offers a fresh point of entrance into a well-loved classic at its one-hundredth anniversary.

Reviews

"Du and Sanders present a robust collection providing new, unique, and exciting approaches to L. M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon series." - Ashley N. Reese, author of The Rise of American Girls’ Literature

"A hundred years after the first installment of Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon, this essay collection makes clear that Emily Byrd Starr’s coming-of-age story is as relevant as ever." - Dawn Sardella-Ayres, research associate for the L. M. Montgomery Institute



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Book cover of L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon: A Children's Classic at 100 by the University Press of Mississippi.

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October 14, 2022

She was filled with youth's joy in mere existence.

A quote on youth's joy by L.M. Montgomery in Emily's Quest.

"She was filled with youth's joy in mere existence."
-L.M. Montgomery
Emily's Quest

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Photograph by World of Anne Shirley.

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Created October 13, 2022. Last updated April 19, 2024.
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March 11, 2001

Emily of New Moon Series

Emily of New Moon, cover art by Elly MacKay


The Emily of New Moon series is a trilogy of books written by L.M. Montgomery. The series includes the three novels: Emily of New Moon (1923), Emily Climbs (1925), and Emily's Quest (1927). Of all of L.M. Montgomery's novels, the Emily of New Moon series is perhaps the most autobiographical because Emily Byrd Starr is a writer. L.M. Montgomery based many of Emily's characteristics and ambitions on her own.

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Created March 11, 2001. Re-posted online March 31, 2021. Last updated March 31, 2021.
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Emily's Quest

Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery, cover art from the Laurel Leaf 1983 edition

Emily's Quest (1927) is the final book in a trilogy about Emily Byrd Starr by L.M. Montgomery. The novel follows the stories Emily of New Moon and Emily Climbs. In Emily's Quest, Emily continues to pursue her dreams of becoming a writer, and she faces difficulties getting her stories published. She must cope with loneliness when her dear friends leave for school far from home. Emily's romance with her childhood friend Teddy Kent falters when he goes to art school, and Emily has several romantic entanglements.

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Created March 11, 2001. Re-posted online February 1, 2022. Last updated February 1, 2022.
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September 01, 1999

Emily of New Moon Series eTexts and Electronic Books

Emily of New Moon Series by L.M. Montgomery, eTexts, Electronic Books, Kindle Books, Emily Climbs cover artwork by Elly MacKay from the 2014 Tundra Books edition of the novel

Where can I read the Emily of New Moon series online?


Below are external links to read L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon series online. You can also download the ebooks as epub files, plain text files, or books for your Kindle.

The Emily of New Moon Series

Emily of New Moon
Text | HTML | EPUB | Kindle

Emily Climbs
Text | HTML | EPUB | Kindle

Emily's Quest
Text | HTML | EPUB | Kindle


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Emily Climbs artwork by Elly MacKay from the 2014 Tundra Books edition of the novel.

Created September 1, 1999. Re-posted online September 9, 2022. Last updated September 9, 2022.
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