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 eleven hundred periodical pieces (short stories, poems, essays, and creative non-fiction), 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. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Contact us with questions and findings.
Benjamin Lefebvre, Director