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Benjamin Lefebvre received his Ph.D. in English from McMaster University and a graduate certificate in publishing from Toronto Metropolitan University. He is the editor of several books, including an edition of L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, The Blythes Are Quoted (2009), which has been translated into five languages (and a sixth forthcoming); the collection of essays Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables, jointly with Irene Gammel (2010); a restored and annotated edition of Rilla of Ingleside, jointly with Andrea McKenzie (2010); as well as the three-volume critical anthology The L.M. Montgomery ReaderVolume 1: A Life in Print (2013), Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (2014), and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (2015)—which won the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature from the Association of American Publishers. He also prepared and introduced a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Anne of Green Gables (2017) and edits the Early Canadian Literature series published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. He is now editor of The L.M. Montgomery Library, consisting of volumes of Montgomery’s periodical pieces, beginning with A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 (2018), A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921 (2019), and Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939 (2022). His first novel, In the Key of Dale, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in October 2022.

Selected Blog Entries

Anne of Green Gables Ad with Celebrity Endorsements” (8 April 2015)

Brontë, Eliot, Montgomery, and Anne with an ‘E’” (7 July 2018)

5 July 1911” (5 July 2018)

L.M. Montgomery, Jane Austen, and Self-Repetition” (26 September 2020)

Montgomery, CBC, and Sunday Nights” (19 March 2017)

A Note on John Foster’s Thistle Harvest” (29 September 2020)

A Note on the Epigraph to Rilla of Ingleside” (11 November 2021)

Odd Trend in Public Domain Editions of L.M. Montgomery Texts” (5 October 2017)

‘“Spleet-New” from the Publishers’: Anne of Green Gables at 110” (20 June 2018)

30 November 1874” (30 November 2015)

24 April 1942” (24 April 2014)

Additional Content

Q&A with Benjamin Lefebvre” (October 2010)



This page last updated on 9 October 2022. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.