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L.M. Montgomery Books In Order

Publication Order of Anne Shirley Books

Anne of Green Gables (1908) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of Avonlea (1909) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of the Island (1915) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbow Valley (1919) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rilla of Ingleside (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of Ingleside (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Anne Shirley Books

Anne of Green Gables (1908) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of Avonlea (1909) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of the Island (1915) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne of Ingleside (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbow Valley (1919) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rilla of Ingleside (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of King Family Books

The Story Girl (1911) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Road (1913) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Emily Books

Emily of New Moon (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emily Climbs (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emily's Quest (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silver Bush Books

Pat of Silver Bush (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress Pat (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic for Marigold (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Castle (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tangled Web (1931) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jane of Lantern Hill (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watchman and Other Poems (1916) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Yesterday (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Along the Shore (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Many Days (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Altar: Matrimonial Tales (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Miles: Tales of Correspondence (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas With Anne and Other Holiday Stories (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blythes Are Quoted (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Gables Letters (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Lucy Maud Montogmery was a Canadian fiction writer who was best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success and was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as a central character, but we will get to that later. Montogmery also published 20 novels a long with 530 short stories, 500 poems and 30 essays.

Lucy Maud was born in Clifton, now being New London, in Prince Edward Island on a cold and snowy day on the 30th of November, 1874. While she was only 21 months old, her mother Clara Woolner Macneill Montgomery died of tubercolosis leaving her father Hugh John distraught over her death and stricken with grief. Feeling guilty over the death of his wife, Hugh John gave custody to Montgomery’s maternal grandparents and when she was seven moved out to Prince Albert, North-West Territories, leaving her to continue living with her mother’s parents, Alexander Marquis Macneill and Lucy Woolner Macneill. They lived in the nearby community of Cavendish and raised her in quite a strict and unforgiving manner. Lucy Maud’s early life there was quite lonely, even though she had a fair number of relatives nearby, she spent much of her childhood alone. At age five Mary suffered a nearly fatal bout of Typhoid fever,but other than that she was a healthy child. To cope with her loneliness she created various imaginary friends and worlds. Montgomery later attributes this part of her childhood as a phaze in which she developed her creativity. From 1890-1891 she missed out on one year of her early education in Cavendish by staying in Prince Albert with her father and his new wife Mary Ann McRae. While she stayed in Prince Albert, her first title, a poem entitled „On Cape LeForce“ was publicised in the Charlottetown paper called The Daily Patriot in November 1890. The time spent with her father and stepmother was an unhappy one because she didn’t see eye to eye with her stepmother and thought that her father’s marriage was an unhappy one.
After she completed her grade school education in Cavendish in 1893, she enrolled in the Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown and obtained a teacher’s license by completing the program intented for two years in only one. In the year 1895 and 1896 she studied literature at the Dalihousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and upon leaving Dalhousie she worked as a teacher in various Prince Edward Island Schools. Mary Laud was not a person who enjoyed teaching but she did it because it afforded her to spend time on writing. In a time span of 10 years starting from 1897, her creative self published over 100 stories in various magazines and newspapers.

Montogmery had numerous love interests, being a highly fashionable woman, during her years of teaching. She won the affection of many, but was not one to jump into marriage so easily. Her first relationship was with a boy called Nate Lockhart from Cavendish. To her, the relationship was more like a funny and witty friendship which ended the moment of Montgomery’s refusal of his marriage proposal. In the 1890s she refused more marriage proposals because she never really felt for the men who were dazzled by her. In 1897 she accepted marriage proposal of Edwin Simpson, who was a stuend of French River near Cavendish and also her cousin. She accepted his proposal out of a longstanding desire for „love and protection“ . She had a shortlived but extremely passionate affair with Herman Leard, a family member of a family which she boarded with while she was a teacher in Lower Bedeque. The engagement to Simpson was not a happy one and she broke it off in 1898. Even though she was a teacher all this time, she never quite gave up on her dream of being a successful writer. Her first paycheck was in 1985, which was a sum total of 5 dollars, for which she purchased five volumes of poetry instead of investing it in boots or gloves which were necessary for women. In 1898 she had to leave her teaching job to help out her widowed grandmother and for a period of nine months, from 1901 to 1902, she worked there as a substitute proofreader for the local newspapers called Morning Chronicle and The Daily Echo. It was during this time spent on Prince Edward Isalnd that she had the biggest inspiration to write her maiden books. She stayed in Cavendish until her grandmother passed in March, 1911.

The book Anne of Green Gables was published on June 20th, 1908 and was an instant success and a setting stone for her career as a fiction writer. The book follows the adventures of Anne Shirley an 11 year old orphan girl who is sent to live with a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. It sold more than 50 million copies worldwide since it’s publication and was was adapted to numerous Films, Television movies, series and musicals. She continued writing sequels for the book up until the very end of her life.

After her grandmother’s death in 1911, she accepted the marriage proposal of a Presbyterian minister named Ewen McDonald. They had their honeymoon by visiting England, Scotland and the British isles. There they visited innumerable favorite places of authors such as William Shakespeare, James M Barrie, William Makepeace Thackeray, Oliver Goldsmith and William Wordsworth. Returning to Canada in the September of 1911, Maud and Ewan made home in Manse in Laekside north of Uxbridge Ontario, where Ewan worked as a parish minister. They had three children all of which were male with the first being born on 7 July 1912 named Chester Cameron, Hugh Alexander died just after being born on 13 of August 1914 and Ewan Stuart was born on 7 October 1915. While she had the job of raising her sons, Montgomery continued writing further Anne works, fiction, non-fiction and poetry.In the year of 1923 Mary Laud became the first Canadian woman to join the Royal Society of Arts in Britain an honour shared by the likes of famous people such as Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, William Hogarth and Karl Marx. In 1935 she was made a member of the Literary and Artistic institute of France and was accoladed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Despite all these accolades and honours, she led a depressed and unhappiness and an nervous fatigue which plagued her on a daily basis, having to take care of her mentally damaged husband. Writing was her only solace. In 1938 Lucy Maud suffered an odd nervous breakdown and relived her pain by taking medication. Lucy Maud Montgomery Macdonald’s life came to an end on the 24th of april, 1942 in Toronto with the cause of death being congestive heart failure. Her final resting place was made in her home town’s Cavendish Cemetery.

Canada had declared Montgomery a person of national historic significance in the year of 1943, a year after her death.

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