The fragrance of sweet-grass [electronic resource] : L.M. Montgomery's heroines and the pursuit of romance /
Elizabeth Rollins Epperly.
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
xlii, 275 pages ; 23 cm
1442626534, 9781442626539
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Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
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contents note
Romancing the voice : Anne of Green Gables -- Romance awry : Anne of Avonlea -- Recognition : Anne of the island -- 'This enchanted shore' : Anne's house of dreams -- Heroism's childhood : rainbow valley -- Womanhood and war : Rilla of Ingleside -- Recapturing the Anne world : Anne of windy poplars and Anne of Ingleside -- The Struggle for voice : Emily of new moon -- Testing the voice : Emily climbs -- Love and career : Emily's quest -- Romancing the home : Pat of Silver Bush, Mistress Pat, Jane of Lantern Hill -- A changing heroism : an overview of the other novels.
general note
"(With a new preface)."
"Since its publication more than twenty years ago, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass has become a favourite of scholars, writers, and Montgomery fans. This new edition adds a preface in which Epperly discusses the book's contribution to the ongoing research on the life and writing of L.M. Montgomery, reflects on how Montgomery studies have flourished over the past two decades, and suggests new ways to approach and explore the Canadian writer's work."--
"When it originally appeared, Elizabeth Rollins Epperly's The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass was one of the first challenges to the idea that L.M. Montgomery's books were unworthy of serious study. Examining all of Montgomery's fiction, Epperly argues that Montgomery was much more than a master of the romance genre and that, through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions, she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. Focusing on Montgomery's memorable heroines, from Anne Shirley to Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner, Epperly demonstrates that Montgomery deserves a place in the literary canon not just as the creator of Anne of Green Gables but as an artist in her chosen profession."--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index.

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