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Rilla of Ingleside

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Rilla of Ingleside\' is the eighth book in the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series. Anne’s daughter, fourteen year old Rilla, can think of little else but ...

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  • Editeur: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447481879
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 318
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Rilla of Ingleside' is the eighth book in the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series. Anne’s daughter, fourteen year old Rilla, can think of little else but day dreaming of her first dance and hoping for her first kiss. However, everything changes at Ingleside when Rilla’s brothers go off to fight in the ‘Great War’ and she comes across an orphaned child that requires care and a loving home. This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1921 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.


Rilla of Ingleside

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Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth of nine books in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth "Anne" novel in publication or ...

  • L'auteur : Lucy Maud Montgomery
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  • ISBN: 3961895511
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth of nine books in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth "Anne" novel in publication order. This book draws the focus back onto a single character, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythe. It has a more serious tone, as it takes place during World War I and the three Blythe boys—Jem, Walter, and Shirley—along with Rilla's sweetheart Ken Ford, and playmates Jerry Meredith and Carl Meredith—end up fighting in Europe with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The book is dedicated: "To the memory of FREDERICA CAMPBELL MACFARLANE who went away from me when the dawn broke on January 25, 1919—a true friend, a rare personality, a loyal and courageous soul." Frederica, Maud's cousin and best friend, grew up in Park Corner, PEI, but died in the worldwide flu epidemic of 1918/19. Frederica may have been the model for Diana Barry, Anne of Green Gables' "bosom friend": both had unusual, non-Christian first names, and the fictional Diana's husband was named, perhaps not coincidentally, Fred. Rilla of Ingleside is the only Canadian novel written from a woman's perspective about the First World War by a contemporary. The novel is also groundbreaking as it is one of the first non-Australian texts to mention the Gallipoli campaign and the sacrifice made by the ANZACs. At some point after Montgomery's death in 1942, publishers quietly trimmed Rilla of Ingleside of a few thousand words, removing among other things passages containing historically accurate but now offensive anti-German sentiment. The trimmed version was the only available "in print" version for decades, until a new, restored and annotated edition of Rilla of Ingleside, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre (editor of Montgomery's The Blythes Are Quoted) and Andrea McKenzie, was published by Viking Canada in October 2010.


Rilla of Ingleside

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Rilla of Ingleside, an irrepressible 15-year-old, is the youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert Blythe. She is excited about her first adult party and bliss ...

  • L'auteur : Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026882431
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 280
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Rilla of Ingleside, an irrepressible 15-year-old, is the youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert Blythe. She is excited about her first adult party and blissfully unaware of the chaos that the Western world is about to enter, being on the brink of the First World War. Her parents worry because Rilla seems not to have any ambition, is not interested in attending college, and is more concerned with having fun. Once the Continent descends into war, many of her playmates, brothers, and her sweetheart Ken Ford, enlist and end up fighting in Europe. As the war drags on, Rilla matures and does many great things for the community, while waiting for Ken to come back.


Rilla of Ingleside

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Bertha Marilla Blythe, also known as Rilla, is a teenager whose life dramatically changes with the onset and subsequent events of the first World War. She ...

  • L'auteur : LM Montgomery
  • Editeur: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 151327340X
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  • Nombre de pages: 258
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Bertha Marilla Blythe, also known as Rilla, is a teenager whose life dramatically changes with the onset and subsequent events of the first World War. She must quickly mature and adapt to a new normal, while awaiting the fate of her loved ones. Rilla Blythe is the bright young daughter of Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. She’s a social butterfly who’s more interested in school dances than formal education. With the outbreak of World War I, Rilla’s forced to shift her priorities. Her brothers, childhood friends and first love all enlist in the service and are immediately sent abroad. Rilla attempts to do her part at home by collecting donations and supporting the Red Cross. During her efforts, she notices the dire effect the conflict has on families, particularly children. When she discovers an orphaned infant, Rilla is faced with new responsibilities that change her life forever. Rilla of Ingleside is one of the last books in the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. Despite its serious tone, the novel still maintains a message of hope and perseverance. Rilla is a vibrant character, who like her mother, chooses to forge her own path. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Rilla of Ingleside is both modern and readable.


Rainbow Valley

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  • L'auteur : Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465527591
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 315
  • Langue: French/English
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The L.M. Montgomery Reader

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The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary material on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-pro ...

  • L'auteur : Benjamin Lefebvre
  • Editeur: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442668571
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary material on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career and after her death. Each of its three volumes gathers pieces published all over the world to set the stage for a much-needed reassessment of Montgomery’s literary reputation. Much of the material is freshly unearthed from archives and digital collections and has never before been published in book form. The selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery’s role as a public celebrity and author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of “old ideals.” These essays and interviews, joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work’s literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, make up nearly one hundred selections in all. Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery. This volume – and the Reader as a whole – adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery’s legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime.


The Blythes Are Quoted

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Adultery, illegitimacy, misogyny, revenge, murder, despair, bitterness, hatred, and death—usually not the first terms associated with L.M. Montgomery. Bu ...

  • L'auteur : L. M. Montgomery
  • Editeur: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143175343
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Adultery, illegitimacy, misogyny, revenge, murder, despair, bitterness, hatred, and death—usually not the first terms associated with L.M. Montgomery. But in The Blythes Are Quoted, completed shortly before her death and never before published in its entirety, Montgomery brought these topics to the forefront in what she intended to be the ninth volume in her bestselling series featuring her beloved heroine Anne. Divided into two sections, one set before and one after the Great War of 1914—1918, The Blythes Are Quoted contains fifteen episodes that include an adult Anne and her family. Binding these short stories, Montgomery inserted sketches featuring Anne and Gilbert Blythe discussing poems by Anne and their middle son, Walter, who dies as a soldier in the war. By blending poetry, prose, and dialogue, Montgomery was experimenting with storytelling methods in ways she had never before attempted. The Blythes Are Quoted marks the final word of a writer whose work continues to fascinate readers all over the world.


The Anne of Green Gables Collection

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Follow the journey of 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley as she experiences the adventures of growing up and discovers love, friendship and motherhood. This u ...

  • L'auteur : L. M. Montgomery
  • Editeur: Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1788881060
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Follow the journey of 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley as she experiences the adventures of growing up and discovers love, friendship and motherhood. This unabridged collection comprises all six stories in L. M. Montgomery's much-loved Anne of Green Gables series, which is guaranteed to delight readers aged 8 and up.


The Vimy Trap

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The story of the bloody 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge is, according to many of today’s tellings, a heroic founding moment for Canada. This noble, birth-of-a- ...

  • L'auteur : Ian McKay,Jamie Swift
  • Editeur: Between the Lines
  • ISBN: 1771132760
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 392
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The story of the bloody 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge is, according to many of today’s tellings, a heroic founding moment for Canada. This noble, birth-of-a-nation narrative is regularly applied to the Great War in general. Yet this mythical tale is rather new. “Vimyism”— today’s official story of glorious, martial patriotism—contrasts sharply with the complex ways in which veterans, artists, clerics, and even politicians who had supported the war interpreted its meaning over the decades. Was the Great War a futile imperial debacle? A proud, nation-building milestone? Contending Great War memories have helped to shape how later wars were imagined. The Vimy Trap provides a powerful probe of commemoration cultures. This subtle, fast-paced work of public history—combining scholarly insight with sharp-eyed journalism, and based on primary sources and school textbooks, battlefield visits and war art—explains both how and why peace and war remain contested terrain in ever-changing landscapes of Canadian memory.


Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection (Delphi Classics)

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L. M. Montgomery has charmed readers for over a century with her delightful tales of ‘Anne of Green Gables’, detailing provincial life in turn-of-the-c ...

  • L'auteur : L. M. Montgomery
  • Editeur: Delphi Classics
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  • Genre: Fiction
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Détails: L. M. Montgomery has charmed readers for over a century with her delightful tales of ‘Anne of Green Gables’, detailing provincial life in turn-of-the-century Canada. This eBook features the Complete Anne of Green Gables novels and short stories, organised in the traditional Delphi Classics quality format, with bonus features. * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Montgomery's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other works * All the Anne of Green Gables Books - including the rare works sometimes missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is fully illustrated with W. A. J. Claus’ original artwork * Features special bonus text: Montgomery's autobiography THE ALPINE PATH - discover the author’s literary life Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Anne of Green Gables Series ANNE OF GREEN GABLES ANNE OF AVONLEA ANNE OF THE ISLAND ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS ANNE’S HOUSE OF DREAMS ANNE OF INGLESIDE RAINBOW VALLEY RILLA OF INGLESIDE The Short Story Collections CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA The Autobiography THE ALPINE PATH: THE STORY OF MY CAREER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles, including our bestselling Beatrix Potter, E. Nesbit and L. Frank Baum eBooks of classic children's literature.


L.M. Montgomery and War

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War marked L.M. Montgomery’s personal life and writing. As an eleven-year-old, she experienced the suspense of waiting months for news about her father, ...

  • L'auteur : Andrea McKenzie,Jane Ledwell
  • Editeur: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773549838
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 269
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: War marked L.M. Montgomery’s personal life and writing. As an eleven-year-old, she experienced the suspense of waiting months for news about her father, who fought during the North-West Resistance of 1885. During the First World War, she actively led women’s war efforts in her community, while suffering anguish at the horrors taking place overseas. Through her novels, Montgomery engages directly with the global conflicts of her time, from the North-West Resistance to the Second World War. Given the influence of her wartime writing on Canada’s cultural memories, L.M. Montgomery and War restores Montgomery to her rightful place as a major war writer. Reassessing Montgomery’s position in the canon of war literature, contributors to this volume explore three central themes in their essays: her writing in the context of contemporaneous Canadian novelists, artists, and poets; questions about her conceptions of gender identity, war work, and nationalism across enemy lines; and the themes of hurt and healing in her interwar works. Drawing on new perspectives from war studies, literary studies, historical studies, gender studies, and visual art, L.M. Montgomery and War explores new ways to consider the iconic Canadian writer and her work.


A World of Songs

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Celebrated as a novelist and made famous by her novel Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942) is far less known for also writing ...

  • L'auteur : L.M. Montgomery
  • Editeur: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487531532
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Celebrated as a novelist and made famous by her novel Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942) is far less known for also writing and publishing hundreds of poems over a period of half a century.Although this output included a chapbook and a full-length collection in which she presented herself primarily as a nature poet, most of her poems appeared in periodicals, including women’s magazines, farm papers, faith-based periodicals, daily and weekly newspapers, and magazines for children. As a shrewd businesswoman, she learned to find the balance between literary quality and commercial saleability and continued to publish poetry even though it paid less than short fiction. A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, the second volume in The L.M. Montgomery Library, gathers a selection of fifty poems originally published across a twenty-five-year period. Benjamin Lefebvre organizes this work within the context of Montgomery’s life and career, claiming her not only as a nature poet but also as the author of a wider range of "songs": of place, of memory, of lamentation, of war, of land and sea, of death, and of love. Many of these poems echo motifs that readers of Montgomery’s novels will recognize, and many more explore surprising perspectives through the use of male speakers. These poems offer today’s readers a new facet of the career of Canada’s most enduringly popular author.


A Name for Herself

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Years before she published her internationally celebrated first novel, Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942) started contributing short works ...

  • L'auteur : L.M. Montgomery
  • Editeur: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1487519311
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 454
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Years before she published her internationally celebrated first novel, Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942) started contributing short works to periodicals across North America. While these works consisted primarily of poems and short stories, she also experimented with a wider range of forms, particularly during the early years of her career, at which point she tested out several authorial identities before settling on the professional moniker "L.M. Montgomery." A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 is the first in a series of volumes collecting Montgomery’s extensive contributions to periodicals. Leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre discusses these so-called miscellaneous pieces in relation to the works of English-speaking women writers who preceded her and the strategies they used to succeed, including the decision to publish under gender-neutral signatures. Among the highlights of the volume are Montgomery’s contributions to student periodicals, a weekly newspaper column entitled "Around the Table," a long-lost story narrated first by a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage and then by the man she wishes she had married instead, and a new edition of her 1917 celebrity memoir, "The Alpine Path." Drawing fascinating links to Montgomery’s life writing, career, and fiction, this volume will offer scholars and readers alike an intriguing new look at the work of Canada’s most enduringly popular author.


Anne's World

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The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada's most be ...

  • L'auteur : Irene Gammel,Benjamin Lefebvre
  • Editeur: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442698691
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada's most beloved fictional icons. The international appeal of the red-haired orphan has not diminished over the past century, and the cultural meanings of her story continue to grow and change. The original essays in Anne's World offer fresh and timely approaches to issues of culture, identity, health, and globalization as they apply to Montgomery's famous character and to today's readers. In conversation with each other and with the work of previous experts, the contributors to Anne's World discuss topics as diverse as Anne in fashion, the global industry surrounding Anne, how the novel can be used as a tool to counteract depression, and the possibility that Anne suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Anne in translation and its adaptation for film and television are also considered. By establishing new ways to examine one of popular culture's most beloved characters, the essays of Anne's World demonstrate the timeless and ongoing appeal of L.M. Montgomery's writing.


The Care and Feeding of Children A Catechism for the Use of Mothers and Children's Nurses

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making ...

  • L'auteur : L. Emmett Holt
  • Editeur: tredition
  • ISBN: 3847203118
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 120
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.


Family of Lies

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New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit--and the women whose happiness depends on the secre ...

  • L'auteur : Mary Monroe
  • Editeur: Dafina
  • ISBN: 1617739952
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 432
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit--and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep. . . After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband. So when her husband's mistress gets pregnant, Vera figures that a little hush money will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone. . . Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah knows that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than Vera has planned for her. As Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . .


Textual Transformations in Children's Literature

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This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in cont ...

  • L'auteur : Benjamin Lefebvre
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136227164
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in contemporary children’s culture. It follows recent shifts in adaptation studies that call for a move beyond fidelity criticism, a paradigm that measures the success of an adaptation by the level of fidelity to the "original" text, toward a methodology that considers the adaptation to be always already in conversation with the adapted text. This book visits children’s literature and culture in order to consider the generic, pedagogical, and ideological underpinnings that drive both the process and the product. Focusing on novels as well as folktales, films, graphic novels, and anime, the authors consider the challenges inherent in transforming the work of authors such as William Shakespeare, Charles Perrault, L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and A.A. Milne into new forms that are palatable for later audiences particularly when—for perceived ideological or political reasons—the textual transformation is not only unavoidable but entirely necessary. Contributors consider the challenges inherent in transforming stories and characters from one type of text to another, across genres, languages, and time, offering a range of new models that will inform future scholarship.


Rainbow Valley

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In this charming Anne of Green Gables novel, Anne’s children discover a special place where they befriend the children of a widowed minister. It’s been ...

  • L'auteur : L. M. Montgomery
  • Editeur: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504062310
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 205
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In this charming Anne of Green Gables novel, Anne’s children discover a special place where they befriend the children of a widowed minister. It’s been more than a decade since Anne Shirley married her childhood sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe, and these days the happy couple is busy with six young children of their own. But parenting is even more of a challenge for Glen St. Mary’s new minister. As a widower, Rev. John Meredith has had trouble looking after his four rambunctious youngsters since their arrival in town. Though the Meredith children have developed a bad reputation, they’ve also found friendship with the Blythe kids, often playing together in a hollow known as Rainbow Valley. When Jem Blythe’s scheme to help them behave goes terribly wrong, a new plan emerges—to find Reverend Meredith a new wife.


The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass

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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’ ...

  • L'auteur : Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
  • Editeur: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442619392
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 322
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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. 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.


North! Or Be Eaten

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First they found themselves On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Now they must make their way North! Or Be Eaten . . . Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby th ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Peterson
  • Editeur: WaterBrook
  • ISBN: 0307446662
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First they found themselves On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Now they must make their way North! Or Be Eaten . . . Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them. In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Ben, and the dreaded Fork Factory. But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart. Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else. Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, North! Or Be Eaten is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning.