This edition of Anne’s House of Dreams was published in 1972 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto), one of five L.M. Montgomery titles released in paperback that year as part of the Canadian Children’s Favourites series, which was quickly renamed Canadian Favourites.
Cover of Anne’s House of Dreams, by L.M. Montgomery, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1972 as part of the Canadian Children’s Favourites series (soon renamed Canadian Favourites). Cover artist unidentified.
Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites
Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, iv + 291 pp.
Back Cover Text
“Trees are like children,” said Mrs. Lynde. “It’s dreadful the way they grow up the minute you turn your back on them.”
Anne, the delightful child heroine of Anne of Green Gables, has indeed grown up in Anne’s House of Dreams, though her youthful vitality and high spirits are still with her. New friends, such as crusty old Captain Jim and the mysterious Leslie Moore, surround Anne and her young husband, Dr. Gilbert Blythe, as they embark on an eventful life at Four Winds Harbour.
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s fascinating accounts of the lives and romances of Anne, Emily, and other well-loved characters have achieved long-lasting popularity the world over. Born in 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud showed an early flair for story-telling. She soon began to have her writing published in papers and magazines, and when she died in Toronto in 1942 she had written more than twenty novels and a large number of short stories. Most of her books are set in Prince Edward Island, which she loved very much and wrote of most beautifully. Anne of Green Gables, her most popular work, has been translated into thirty-six languages, made into a film twice, and has had continuing success as a stage play. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s early home at Cavendish, P.E.I., where she is buried, is a much-visited historic site.
(i) [Title Page]
(ii) [Copyright Page]
(1–291) Chapters 1–40
Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1922
Canadian Children’s Favourites Edition
Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972
Reprinted 1975, 1977
Dedication and epigraph omitted. Original copyright date erroneously listed as 1922, when it should be 1917.
Copies of (presumably) first printing of Canadian Children’s Favourites edition (1972) and of 1975 printings of Canadian Favourites edition in site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Kate Sutherland for date of later printing.