Welcome to L.M. Montgomery Online, a website for academics, researchers, readers, and fans interested in the life, work, and legacy of Canada’s most enduringly popular author, L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942). Although she is best known for her novels Anne of Green Gables (1908) and Emily of New Moon (1923), both of which have been adapted numerous times for stage and screen, her creative output consists of twenty-three additional books, including the rediscovered sequel The Blythes Are Quoted (2009), as well as over one thousand periodical pieces (short stories, poems, and miscellaneous pieces), hundreds of photographs, and over a dozen published volumes of journals and letters.

A growing community of scholars and researchers has been interpreting all aspects of L.M. Montgomery, including adaptations and extensions in print, on screen, on stage, and as part of commodity culture. These researchers continue to find new ways to examine this body of work, in terms of empire and nation, sexuality and repression, performance and resistance, parody and allusion, space and place, memory and forgetting, as well as national and international appeal and reception.

I invite you to explore this website, which promises to keep up with the latest conversation. Whether you are an academic, a student, or a life-long reader of Montgomery’s work, I hope this resource will prove useful to you. Read and comment on the blog. Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter. Contact me with questions and findings.

Benjamin Lefebvre, Director
June 2014

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The L.M. Montgomery Library

Cover art for A NAME FOR HERSELF: SELECTED WRITINGS, 1891–1917, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin LefebvreCover art for A WORLD OF SONGS: SELECTED POEMS, 1894–1921, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre

Starting fall 2018 from University of Toronto Press: The L.M. Montgomery Library, a new set of books that collects Montgomery’s extensive periodical publications and makes them available to her worldwide twenty-first-century readership, with several more volumes in progress.

“In this first volume of ‘The L.M. Montgomery Library,’ Benjamin Lefebvre collects and expertly annotates Montgomery’s non-fiction periodical writing, presenting it as a record of her literary apprenticeship … The thirty-five instalments of her column ‘Around the Table,’ signed ‘Cynthia,’ are enthralling, … and A Name for Herself is worth the cover price for these pieces alone.”
Times Literary Supplement

{ A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 } { A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921 }

Fully Restored Editions

Cover art for Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, 2017)Rilla of Ingleside (Viking Canada, 2010)

These fully restored editions of L.M. Montgomery’s books contain authoritative texts as well as exclusive bonus materials for interested trade readers.

Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) } { Rilla of Ingleside } { The Blythes Are Quoted }

Available for purchase worldwide from Penguin Random House Canada

The L.M. Montgomery Reader

The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 3: A Legacy in Review

A tremendous resource for fans and scholars alike, the three-volume The L.M. Montgomery Reader gathers together a captivating selection of material, much of it recently rediscovered, on the life, work, and critical reception of one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors.

“The depth of [Lefebvre’s] knowledge results in a work that is as comprehensible as it is comprehensive.”
– American Review of Canadian Studies

“A masterful compilation of archival adeptness and exquisite editing that addresses, through collation, crucial source materials for specialists in Canadian literature and history.”
– Canadian Literature

“For Montgomery completists, the Reader is irresistible. For those engaged in Montgomery studies or Canadian literature more generally, it is invaluable.”
– University of Toronto Quarterly

Volume 1: A Life in Print } { Volume 2: A Critical Heritage } { Volume 3: A Legacy in Review }

Available as a three-volume set from University of Toronto Press