9 May 2017 Susannah

Companion Guide – L.M. Montgomery

LM Montgomery, Susannah Fullerton

L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables

In 1906 Lucy Maud Montgomery sat down to write a story. The idea came from a jotting in one of her notebooks: “Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for a boy. By a mistake a girl is sent them.” It was a slight plot, but she turned it into magic by creating such a vivid girl – one who talked and talked, whose imagination was so intense, who responded so sensitively to the world of nature and who would enchant generations of readers for the next century. The book, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908 and astonished its creator by becoming a best-seller.

This first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. L.M. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays.

Purchase Suannah Fullerton’s Literary Snapshot: L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables here.

L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables  

   Susannah Fullerton: Around the World in 30 Classics
   Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
   Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings by Mary Henley Rubio
   The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. Montgomery’s Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
   Magic Island, The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery by Elizabeth Waterston
   The Annotated Anne of Green Gables by By L.M. Montgomery and edited by Margaret Anne Doody. (This is a truly wonderful edition – no real Anne-fan should be without it!)
  Susannah Fullerton: Film adaptations of the classics
  Susannah Fullerton: Mrs Bennet and Me
  Susannah Fullerton: WWI and Books
  YouTube: Anne with an E – Netflix

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Featured image credit- L.M. Montgomery from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8127.Anne_of_Green_Gables

Comments (2)

  1. Alexandra Young

    Hi Susannah,
    I just love the “Notes from a book addict” thank you so much for all the fascinating reading.
    I started to watch the Netflix “Anne with an”E” but not sure if I like it as much as the original one made some years ago with Megan Fellows as Anne. My kids loved the series and used to watch it over and over.
    We read the book too an all time favourite.
    Alexandra Young.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      I have just finished watching the new series. I had some problems with the ways it diverged from the book, but I loved thr main actors and settings and generally I felt the spirit of the novel was there.

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