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Writing a life : L.M. Montgomery

Author: Mary Rubio; Elizabeth Waterston
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press ; East Haven, Conn. : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. exclusively by InBook, ©1995.
Series: Canadian biography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was born with the storyteller's gift. Throughout her life she would use this talent to tangle and reinforce the intersecting threads of her experience: her Scots heritage, her early years in nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island, her teacher training at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, her unhappy marriage to a Presbyterian minister, and her powerful, tormenting ambition. With the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; L M Montgomery; Lucy M Montgomery
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Rubio; Elizabeth Waterston
ISBN: 1550222201 9781550222203
OCLC Number: 30975458
Description: 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Canadian biography series.
Responsibility: Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was born with the storyteller's gift. Throughout her life she would use this talent to tangle and reinforce the intersecting threads of her experience: her Scots heritage, her early years in nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island, her teacher training at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, her unhappy marriage to a Presbyterian minister, and her powerful, tormenting ambition. With the creation of Anne of Green Gables, Montgomery quickly became Canada's most enduring and celebrated author. Yet this biography presents the Montgomery legend with a darker cast. Rubio and Waterston reveal Montgomery to be a subversive writer, who interjected messages of resistance into her superficially pleasant stories. The authors pay attention to Montgomery's private journals, which pulse with open resentment at the structures of daily life that caught her ambition in cobwebs. Trapped in her marriage, confined by motherhood, and bound by the need to present a smiling face of domestic and feminine amiability in accord with the romantic tales she was producing, Montgomery's journals testify to her struggles with emotional depression and her self-destructive dependence on her increasing popularity. Before long, she became caught by her very facility in creating narratives, unconsciously adapting her life to suit her writerly needs.

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