2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Montgomery’s third novel, Kilmeny of the Orchard. In celebration, the L.M. Montgomery Institute will release a facsimile edition of Una of the Garden, the story that evolved into the Kilmeny novel. Una of the Garden was first published in serial format in The Housekeeper magazine (Minneapolis, MN) from December 1908 to April 1909, but the scarcity of back issues of this magazine made Montgomery’s story inaccessible, until now.
The facsimile edition booklet, reproduced from the holdings of the Ryrie-Campbell Collection at LMMI, offers a fascinating opportunity to experience Montgomery’s work within the context of the original magazine publication. The booklet also provides insight about the transformation from the story to the novel.
Una of the Garden is edited by Donna J. Campbell and Simon Lloyd, with an introduction by Kate Macdonald Butler. Proceeds from the sale of this publication will go directly to support the work of the L.M. Montgomery Institute.
The booklet is available for direct order from Donna Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) at $20. It will also be available soon here on the LMMI's online General Store, and at the 2010 LMM Conference.