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Picturing a Canadian Life: L.M. Montgomery’s Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers

Picturing a Canadian Life: L.M. Montgomery’s Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers

(From the website) This exhibition invites you to explore L.M. Montgomery's life (1874-1942) and visual imagination through a sample of her personal scrapbook pages and book covers, found in five Canadian archival and museum collections. For the first time, viewers may see in one place a sample of the images Montgomery collected, created, and inspired, including souvenirs, photographs, and cover art.

"Una of the Garden," written by L.M. Montgomery

Una of the Garden, written by L.M. Montgomery

Ed. Donna J. Campbell and Simon Lloyd.
L.M. Hall Printing Ltd., Lindsay: Ontario, 2010.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of L.M. Montgomery’s third novel, Kilmeny of the Orchard, the LMMI released a facsimile edition of "Una of the Garden", the story that eventually inspired the novel.

Anne Around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic. Ed. Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell

Anne Around the World: L.M. Montgomery and Her Classic.  Ed. Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell

Ed. Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

(From Mc-Queens University Press Catalogue)

What makes Anne of Green Gables an international, time-honoured classic? International audiences have described reading L.M. Montgomery's most celebrated novel as an experience in enchantment. Balancing criticism and celebration, Jane Ledwell and Jean Mitchell bring together essays that consider the sources of the wonder that Montgomery's work inspires.

Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict. Ed. Jean Mitchell

Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict.  Ed. Jean Mitchell

Ed. Jean Mitchell. Newcastle, U.K.0
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
From Cambridge Scholars Publishing Catalogue


This collection of essays explores the darker side of L.M. Montgomery’s fiction and life writing.

L.M. Montgomery’s Interior and Exterior Landscapes. Ed. Rosemary Ross Johnston.

L.M. Montgomery’s Interior and Exterior Landscapes. Ed. Rosemary Ross Johnston.
  • Ed. Rosemary Ross Johnston.
  • Special issue (vol.5) of CREArTA (Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and the LMMI, 2005.

A collaboration between the LMMI and the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts, this collection of essays was inspired by the presentations given at the 6th Biennial International Conference in 2004.

The Intimate Life of LM. Montgomery (2005)

The Intimate Life of LM. Montgomery.  Ed. Irene Gammel. University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Ed. Irene Gammel.
University of Toronto Press, 2005.
(From UTP catalogue)

Who ultimately is L.M. Montgomery, and why was there such an obsession with secrecy, hiding, and encoding in her life and fiction? Delving into the hidden life of Canada's most enigmatic writer, The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery answers these questions. The eleven essays illuminate Montgomery's personal writings and photographic self-portraits and probe the ways in which she actively shaped her life as a work of art. This is the first book to investigate Montgomery's personal writings, which filled thousands of pages in journals and a memoir, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photography.

Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture (2002)

Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture.  Ed. Irene Gammel.

Ed. Irene Gammel.
University of Toronto Press, 2002.
(From UTP catalogue)

Since the publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908, L.M. Montgomery and the world of Anne have burgeoned into a global cultural phenomenon, popular not only in Canada, but in countries around the world, including Japan, the United States, and Iran. Making Avonlea, the first study to focus on Montgomery and her characters as popular cultural icons, brings together twenty-three scholars from around the world to examine Montgomery's work, its place in our imagination, and its myriad spinoffs including musicals, films, television series, T-shirts, dolls, and a tourist industry. 

Featured Book: L.M Montgomery and Canadian Culture (1999)

Ed. Irene Gammel and Elizabeth Epperly.  
University of Toronto Press, 1999.  
(From UTP catalogue)

Despite the enormous popularity of her books, particularly Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery's role in the development of Canada's national culture is not often discussed by literary historians. This is curious since some of Canada's leading writers, including Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Jane Urquhart, have all acknowledged their indebtedness to Montgomery's fiction.

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