Emily’s Quest

Cover art for Emily's Quest, published by McClelland and Stewart (Canada) and Frederick A. Stokes (USA) in 1927.
Cover art for Emily’s Quest, published by McClelland and Stewart (Canada) and Frederick A. Stokes (USA) in 1927.

Emily’s Quest is L.M. Montgomery’s sixteenth book, first published in September 1927 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). It is the third of three books to feature Montgomery’s protagonist Emily Byrd Starr, preceded by Emily of New Moon (1923) and Emily Climbs (1925). Although she began work on this novel shortly after completing Emily Climbs, she was sufficiently blocked in her creative process that she shelved the project temporarily and published The Blue Castle (1926) next. Her subsequent book was Magic for Marigold (1929).

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 Stella Campbell Keller of the tribe of Joseph.”

Contents

The book consists of twenty-seven untitled chapters, each of which contains numbered sections.