Emily Climbs

Emily Climbs is L.M. Montgomery’s fourteenth book, first published in September 1923 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). It is the second of three books to feature Montgomery’s protagonist Emily Byrd Starr, preceded by Emily of New Moon (1923) and followed by Emily’s Quest (1927). Prior to the publication of Emily’s Quest, however, she published The Blue Castle (1926).

A television series based on Emily of New Moon and its sequels, starring Martha MacIsaac, Stephen McHattie, and Sheila McCarthy, was filmed in Prince Edward Island and aired between 1998 and 1999 and between 2002 and 2003.

Dedication

“To ‘Pastor Felix’ in affectionate appreciation.”

Contents

I. Writing Herself Out

II. Salad Days

III. In the Watches of the Night

IV. “As Ithers See Us”

V. Half a Loaf

VI. Shrewsbury Beginnings

VII. Pot-Pourri

VIII. Not Proven

IX. A Supreme Moment

X. The Madness of an Hour

XI. Heights and Hollows

XII. At the Sign of the Haystack

XIII. Haven

XIV. The Woman Who Spanked the King

XV. “The Thing That Couldn’t”

XVI. Driftwood

XVII. “If a Body Kiss a Body”

XVIII. Circumstantial Evidence

XIX. “Airy Voices”

XX. In the Old John House

XXI. Thicker Than Water

XXII. “Love Me, Love My Dog”

XXIII. An Open Door

XXIV. A Valley of Vision

XXV. April Love