Ad 10: The Watchman and Other Poems

The publication of The Watchman and Other Poems in November 1916 marked a number of changes in L.M. Montgomery’s career as a published author. Earlier that year, Montgomery had made the difficult decision to leave her exploitative first publisher, L.C. Page and Company, and move to the firm of McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart (now McClelland and Stewart), which then appointed the Frederick A. Stokes Company as her American publisher. This ad in the Toronto Globe called it “one of the choicest books of the year, 168 pages of beautiful poems of rare quality, delicate, lilting and full of music.”

Ad for The Watchman and Other Poems, The Globe (Toronto, ON), 22 November 1916, 2.
Ad for The Watchman and Other Poems, The Globe (Toronto, ON), 22 November 1916, 2.