100 years of Anne with an "e" [electronic resource] : the centennial study of Anne of Green Gables /
edited by Holly Blackford.
imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2009.
description
xxxviii, 264 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1552382524 (pbk.), 9781552382523 (pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2009.
isbn
1552382524 (pbk.)
9781552382523 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10492606
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-10-01:
Blackford (Rutgers Univ.) has compiled 12 essays celebrating the centennial of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (1908). The introduction provides basic commentary on the value of the novel and the sequels Montgomery wrote about Anne; discusses differing views of childhood during the time Montgomery wrote these works; and presents a justification for the original essays that follow. These are arranged in four sections, three essays each. The first section addresses composition, including Montgomery's sources, revision strategies, and figurative as well as literal geography. Among the essays is one by Irene Gammel, whose many publications on Montgomery include Looking for Anne of Green Gables (CH, Feb'09, 46-3104), The Intimate Life of L. M. Montgomery (2005), and Making Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery and Popular Culture (2002), an edited collection. The second section documents Montgomery's move through various literary styles, the grief that silences Anne, and sentimental connections to Gilbert Blythe as seen in visual representations of the novels. The third set of essays focuses on intertextuality, and the final features feminist points of view. A useful study for those interested in Canadian and children's literature. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. T. L. Stowell Adrian College
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In 2008, Anne fans everywhere celebrated the 100th birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Though Anne has always been recognized as a Canadian classic, her story is loved the world over. In 100 Years of Anne with an "E": The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, Holly Blackford has brought together an international community of scholars who situate L. M. Montgomery's novel in its original historical and literary context, discuss its timeless themes, and explore its aesthetic and cultural legacy across time and place. Blackford's collection certainly proves Anne's international appeal, gathering contributors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. Their essays explore diverse themes such as L.M. Montgomery's career and writing practices, her influence on Canadian fiction, shifting views and definitions of childhood, domesticity, identity and place, and Anne on film. This new look at the beloved red-headed orphan will appeal to any reader who just can't get enough of Anne.
Main Description
In 2008, Anne fans everywhere celebrated the 100th birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Though Anne has always been recognised as a Canadian classic, her story is loved the world over. In this book Holly Blackford has brought together an international community of scholars who situate L M Montgomery's novel in its original historical and literary context, discuss its timeless themes, and explore its aesthetic and cultural legacy across time and place. Blackford's collection certainly proves Anne's international appeal, gathering contributors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. Their essays explore diverse themes such as L.M. Montgomery's career and writing practices, her influence on Canadian fiction, shifting views and definitions of childhood, domesticity, identity and place, and Anne on film. This new look at the beloved red-headed orphan will appeal to any reader who just can't get enough of Anne.
Main Description
"I cast 'moral' and 'Sunday School' ideals to the winds and made my 'Anne' a real human girl." - L. M. Montgomery In 2008, Anne fans everywhere celebrated the 100th birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Though Anne has always been recognized as a Canadian classic, her story is loved the world over. In 100 Years of Anne with an "e": The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables, Holly Blackford has brought together an international community of scholars who situate L. M. Montgomery's novel in its original historical and literary context, discuss its timeless themes, and explore its aesthetic and cultural legacy across time and place. Blackford's collection certainly proves Anne's international appeal, gathering contributors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. Their essays explore diverse themes such as L.M. Montgomery's career and writing practices, her influence on Canadian fiction, shifting views and definitions of childhood, domesticity, identity and place, and Anne on film. This new look at the beloved red-headed orphan will appeal to any reader who just can't get enough of Anne.

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