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Anne of Green Gables : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism /
L. M. Montgomery ; edited by Mary Henley Rubio, University of Gueph and Elizabeth Waterston, University of Guelph.
imprint
New York, NY : W.W. Norton, [2007]
description
xiii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0393926958, 9780393926958
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New York, NY : W.W. Norton, [2007]
isbn
0393926958
9780393926958
contents note
The text of Anne of Green Gables -- Backgrounds. Journals, juvenilia, and related writings. Journal Entry (1889) ; A girl's place at Dalhousie College (1896) ; Journal entry (1901) ; The strike at Putney (1903) ; Journal entry (1905) ; Journal entry (1907) ; Journal entry (1910) ; Journal entry (1911) ; Journal entry (1914) ; I dwell among my own people (c.1920-21) ; Journal entry (1930) -- Literary context. From Daniel : Holy Bible ; From The race that long in darkness pined / John Morison ; From Marmion / Sir Walter Scott ; From Childe Harold's pilgrimage / Lord Byron ; From The maiden's vow / Carole Oliphant, Baroness Nairne ; Hymn to night / Henry Longsworth Longfellow ; From Bingen on the Rhine / Caroline Norton ; From Tears, idle tears ; From Lancelot and Elaine / Alfred, Lord Tennyson ; From Little women / Louisa May Alcott ; From Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm / Kate Douglas Wiggin ; Addicted to books / Clarence Karr -- Cultural context. Author, publisher, and fictional character / Carole Gerson ; In the news / Kate Wood ; Scottish-Presbyterian agency / Mary Henley Rubio -- Criticism : early reviews and responses. A heroine from an asylum (1903) / New York Times ; [Sunshine and shadow] (1908) / Globe ; [Winning our sympathies](1908) / Spectator ; [Favourably received in the Old World](1909) / Daily Patriot ; [Sudden spring to fame](1913) / English-Canadian literature ; [Just missed](1924) / Head-waters of Canadian literature ; [Sugary stories](1926) / Poteen ; [Happiness of an inoffensive sort](1942) / Peterborough Examiner -- Modern critical views. The pastoral myth / Northrop Frye ; Romancing the voice : Anne of Green Gables / Elizabeth R. Epperly ; The pleasures of postponement / Marah Gubar ; The culture of imperial motherhood / Cecily Devereux ; Lying and the imagination / Gabriella Åhmansson ; Ambiguity and anxiety in Anne of Green Gables / Frank Davey ; L.M. Montgomery and the literary heroine : Jo, Rebecca, Anne, and Emily / T.D. MacLulich ; L.M. Montgomery and everybody else / Virginia Careless ; Hair red, black, gold, and nut-brown / Juliet McMaster ; L.M. Montgomery's interior/exterior landscapes / Rosemary Ross Johnston ; To the world of story / Elizabeth Waterston ; Readers reading L.M. Montgomery / Catherine Sheldrick Ross ; What do the Japanese see in Anne of Green Gables? / Calvin Trillin ; Exuberant vision / Carol Shields ; Revisiting Anne / Margaret Atwood -- Lucy Maud Montgomery : a chronology.
local note
Fisher copy: In original illustrated paper covers.
abstract
A critical analysis of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel "Anne of Green Gables," with background material, textual notes, chronology, and critical reviews from a number of authors.
catalogue key
6101394
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.

There are plenty of people, in Avonlea and out of it, who can attend closely to their neighbors business by dint of neglecting their own; but Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain. She was a notable housewife; her work was always done and well done; she "ran" the Sewing Circle, helped run the Sunday-school, and was the strongest prop of the, Church Aid Society and Foreign Missions Auxiliary. Yet with all this Mrs. Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts--she had, knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices-and keeping a sharp eye on the main road that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond. Since Avonlea occupied a little triangular peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with water on two sides of it, anybody who went out of it or into it had to pass over that hill road and so run the unseen gauntlet of Mrs. Rachel's all-seeing eye.

She was sitting there one afternoon in early June. The sun was coming in at the window warm and bright; the orchard on the slope below the house was in a bridal flush of pinky-white bloom, hummed over by a myriad of bees. Thomas Lynde-a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde's husband"-was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables. Mrs. Rachel knew that he ought because she had heard him tell Peter Morrison the evening before in William J. Blaire's store over at Carmody that he meant to sow his turnip seed the next afternoon. Peter had asked him, of course, for Matthew Cuthbert had never been known to volunteer information about anything in his whole life.

And yet here was Matthew Cuthbert, at half-past three on the afternoon of a busy day, placidly driving over the hollow and up the hill; moreover, he wore a white collar and his best suit of clothes, which was plain proof that he was going out of Avonlea; and he had the buggy and the sorrel mare, which betokened that he was going a considerable distance. Now, where was Matthew Cuthbert going and why was he going there?

Had it been any other man in Avonlea Mrs. Rachel, deftly putting this and that together, might have given a pretty good guess as to both questions. But Matthew so rarely went from home that it must be something pressing and unusual which was taking him; he was the shyest man alive and hated to have to go among strangers or to any place where he might have to talk. Matthew, dressed up with a white collar and driving in a buggy, was something that didn't happen often. Mrs. Rachel, ponder as she might, could make nothing of it and her afternoo's enjoyment was spoiled.

"I'll just step over to Green Gables after tea and find out from Marilla where he's gone and why," the worthy woman finally concluded. "He doesn't generally go to town this time of year and he new visits; if he'd run out o
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1994-11-15:
This version of Mongomery's classic is illustrated with 14 beautiful color prints by artist Gabriella Dellosso. Though many cheaper editions are available, this is really quite nice for the price. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summaries
Main Description
This Norton Critical Edition offers an unrivaled selection of contextual and critical material, edited by two leading Montgomery scholars. SBackgrounds brings together fourteen relevant excerpts from Montgomery "s journals, letters, and juvenilia along with literary selections from, among others, Sir Walter Scott, Byron, Caroline Oliphant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Louisa May Alcott. The cultural context of Anne of Green Gables is explored through the writings of Carole Gerson, Kate Wood, and Mary Henley Rubio. SCriticism is divided into SEarly Reviews and Responses and SModern Critical Views. Eight reviews from 1908 to 1942 include Canadian, American, and British assessments. Critical essays are provided by, among others, Northrop Frye, Elizabeth Epperly, T. D. MacLulich, Juliet McMaster, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, and Elizabeth Waterston.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Main Description
This Norton Critical Edition offers an unrivaled selection of contextual and critical material, edited by two leading Montgomery scholars."Backgrounds" brings together fourteen relevant excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters, and juvenilia along with literary selections from, among others, Sir Walter Scott, Byron, Caroline Oliphant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Louisa May Alcott. The cultural context of Anne of Green Gables is explored through the writings of Carole Gerson, Kate Wood, and Mary Henley Rubio."Criticism" is divided into "Early Reviews and Responses" and "Modern Critical Views." Eight reviews from 1908 to 1942 include Canadian, American, and British assessments. Critical essays are provided by, among others, Northrop Frye, Elizabeth Epperly, T. D. MacLulich, Juliet McMaster, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, and Elizabeth Waterston.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Main Description
This Norton Critical Edition offers an unrivaled selection of contextual and critical material, edited by two leading Montgomery scholars.Backgrounds brings together fourteen relevant excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters, and juvenilia along with literary selections from, among others, Sir Walter Scott, Byron, Caroline Oliphant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Louisa May Alcott. The cultural context of Anne of Green Gables is explored through the writings of Carole Gerson, Kate Wood, and Mary Henley Rubio.Criticism is divided into Early Reviews and Responses and Modern Critical Views. Eight reviews from 1908 to 1942 include Canadian, American, and British assessments. Critical essays are provided by, among others, Northrop Frye, Elizabeth Epperly, T. D. MacLulich, Juliet McMaster, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, and Elizabeth Waterston.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Main Description
This Norton Critical Edition offers an unrivaled selection of contextual and critical material, edited by two leading Montgomery scholars.'œBackgrounds' brings together fourteen relevant excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters, and juvenilia along with literary selections from, among others, Sir Walter Scott, Byron, Caroline Oliphant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Louisa May Alcott. The cultural context of Anne of Green Gables is explored through the writings of Carole Gerson, Kate Wood, and Mary Henley Rubio.'œCriticism' is divided into 'œEarly Reviews and Responses' and 'œModern Critical Views.' Eight reviews from 1908 to 1942 include Canadian, American, and British assessments. Critical essays are provided by, among others, Northrop Frye, Elizabeth Epperly, T. D. MacLulich, Juliet McMaster, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, and Elizabeth Waterston.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Main Description
Since its publication in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has been an enduring bestseller and arguably Canada's most famous novel.
Main Description
Since its publication in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has been an enduring bestseller and arguably Canada's most famous novel. This Norton Critical Edition offers an unrivaled selection of contextual and critical material, edited by two leading Montgomery scholars. "Backgrounds" brings together fourteen relevant excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters, and juvenilia along with literary selections from, among others, Sir Walter Scott, Byron, Caroline Oliphant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Louisa May Alcott. The cultural context of Anne of Green Gables is explored through the writings of Carole Gerson, Kate Wood, and Mary Henley Rubio. "Criticism" is divided into "Early Reviews and Responses" and "Modern Critical Views." Eight reviews from 1908 to 1942 include Canadian, American, and British assessments. Critical essays are provided by, among others, Northrop Frye, Elizabeth Epperly, T. D. MacLulich, Juliet McMaster, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, and Elizabeth Waterston. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

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