A World of Songs: Selected Poems 1894–1921

A World of Songs: Selected Poems 1894–1921 (temporary cover)A World of Songs: Selected Poems 1894–1921 is a collection of fifty poems by L.M. Montgomery that is edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. It is organized to pay tribute to the structure of the collection of her poems that Montgomery organized in her lifetime, The Watchman and Other Poems, whose two major sections are entitled “Songs of the Sea” and “Songs of the Hills and Woods,” but the volume includes a wider selection of “songs,” including of place, of memory, of lamentation, of war, of land and sea, of death, and of love. Most of the poems in this volume have never been collected in book form before and were written before the forty-one poems included in Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted, the majority of which were first published in periodicals between 1919 and 1942. The book will be published by University of Toronto Press as a trade paperback in Fall 2018.

A World of Songs is the second volume in The L.M. Montgomery Library, preceded by A Name for Herself: Selected Writings 1891–1917.


A Note on the Author



A Note on the Text



Songs of Place

Songs of Memory


Songs of Lamentation

Songs of War


Songs of Land and Sea

Songs of Death

Songs of Love






Index by Title

Index by Date

Index by First Line


Editor: Benjamin Lefebvre
Paratexts: “A Note on the Author,” preface, “A Note on the Text,” afterword, and notes by Benjamin Lefebvre
Publisher: University of Toronto Press (Toronto)
Date: Fall 2018
Format: Trade paperback
Trim: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pagination: Approx. 160 pp.