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71 items, 1912–2022


2022 (1)

MacEachern, Alan, and Edward MacDonald. The Summer Trade: A History of Tourism on Prince Edward Island. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022. Louis J. Robichaud Series.

2021 (3)

Pfeiffer, Julie. Transforming Girls: The Work of Nineteenth-Century Adolescence. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2021. Children’s Literature Association. See esp. chapter 1, “Defining the Backfisch,” 41–64; chapter 3, “Converting Girls into Women,” 93–116; chapter 5, “The Homesick Heroine,” 141–63.

Howey, Ann F. Afterlives of the Lady of Shalott and Elaine of Astolat. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. Arthurian and Courtly Cultures. See esp. chapter 6, “Reading and Resisting: The Lady/Elaine in Young People’s Literature,” 235–74.

Staines, David. A History of Canadian Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. See esp. chapter 2, “From Romance towards Realism,” 21–57; chapter 5, “The Second Feminist Wave,” 118–50.

2020 (4)

Lee, Katja. Limelight: Canadian Women and the Rise of Celebrity Autobiography. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2020.

Owen, Gabrielle. A Queer History of Adolescence: Developmental Pasts, Relational Futures. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2020. See esp. chapter 3: “Perverse Reading and the Adolescent Reader.”

Ouimet, Josée. Lucy Maud Montgomery: Écrivaine. Montreal: Éditions de L’Isatis, 2020. Bonjour l’histoire.

Stiles, Anne. Children’s Literature and the Rise of “Mind Cure”: Positive Thinking and Pseudo-Science at the Fin de Siècle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. See esp. Introduction, 1–23; chapter 5, “Sunshine and Shadow: New Thought in Anne of Green Gables,” 115–54; “Epilogue: The Cinematic Afterlife of New Thought Fiction,” 187–98.

2019 (1)

Roy, Wendy. The Next Instalment: Serials, Sequels, and Adaptations of Nellie L. McClung, L.M. Montgomery, and Mazo de la Roche. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2019.

2018 (1)

Reid, CatherineThe Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2018.

2016 (2)

Collins, Carolyn Strom. A Guide to L.M. Montgomery’s Story and Poem Scrapbooks 1890–1940: Stories and Poems Published in Periodicals and Preserved by L.M. Montgomery in Twelve Scrapbooks. Charlottetown: L.M. Montgomery Institute, 2016.

Collins, Carolyn Strom, comp. and ed. An Annotated Bibliography of L.M. Montgomery’s Stories and Poems. Charlottetown: L.M. Montgomery Institute, 2016.

2014 (1)

McCabe, Nancy. From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2014. See esp. chapter 10, “Prince Edward Island: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne Books,” 173–200.

2013 (1)

McDonald-Rissanen, Mary. In the Interval of the Wave: Prince Edward Island Women’s Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Life Writing. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

2012 (1)

Parkes, ChristopherChildren’s Literature and Capitalism: Fictions of Social Mobility in Britain, 1850–1914. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010. Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature. See esp. “The Female Life History and the Labour Market: Anne of Green Gables and Anne’s House of Dreams.”

2011 (2)

Fisher, Susan R. Boys and Girls in No Man’s Land: English-Canadian Children and the First World War. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. See esp. chapter 7, “But What Can a Girl Do?” 183–216; chapter 8, “A War for Modern Readers,” 217–45.

Sanders, Joe Sutliff. Disciplining Girls: Understanding the Origins of the Classic Orphan Girl Story. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. See esp. chapter 6, “Anne of Green Gables and the Return of Affective Discipline” (89–96); chapter 9, “Emily of New Moon and the Private Girl” (120–42).

2010 (1)

Gerson, Carole. Canadian Women in Print 1750–1918. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010.

2009 (1)

Lechowick, Frank, and Juanita Lechowick. A Collector’s Guide to L.M. Montgomery Firsts. N.p.: n.p., 2009.

2008 (4)

Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2008. 100 Years of Anne.

Also as Imagining Anne: L.M. Montgomery’s Island Scrapbooks. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2019.

Waterston, Elizabeth. Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Gammel, Irene. Looking for Anne: How Lucy Maud Montgomery Dreamed Up a Literary Classic. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2008. Paperback edition, with a new afterword, 2009.

Also as Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L.M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008.

Edwards, Owen Dudley. British Children’s Fiction in the Second World War. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

2007 (3)

Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. Through Lover’s Lane: L.M. Montgomery’s Photography and Visual Imagination. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.

York, Lorraine. Literary Celebrity in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. See esp. chapter 2, “Earlier Literary Stardom in Canada,” 32–98.

Hammill, Faye. Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007. See esp. Introduction, 1–26; chapter 4, “‘Astronomers Located Her in the Latitude of Prince Edward Island’: L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, and Early Hollywood,” 100–23.

2006 (1)

Quaile, Deborah. L.M. Montgomery: The Norval Years, 1926–1935. N.p.: Wordbird Press, 2006.

2005 (4)

Mount, Nick. When Canadian Literature Moved to New York. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. Paperback edition, 2006. Studies in Book and Print Culture. See esp. chapter 4, “The New Romantics,” 98–136; chapter 5: “Exodus Lost,” 137–63.

Seelye, John. Jane Eyre’s American Daughters: From The Wide, Wide World to Anne of Green Gables; A Study of Marginalized Maidens and What They Mean. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005.

Treleaven, Cameron, Aritha van Herk, and Mary McConnell. Editions and Impressions: Collectors and Their Love of the Works of L.M. Montgomery; An Exhibition in the Nickle Arts Museum, 15 June–29 July, 2005. Calgary: University of Calgary Information Resources, 2005.

Egoff, Sheila, with Wendy K. Sutton. Once upon a Time: My Life with Children’s Books. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2005.

2003 (2)

Sheckels, Theodore F. The Island Motif in the Fiction of L.M. Montgomery, Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Other Canadian Women Novelists. New York: Peter Lang, 2003. Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature 68. See esp. chapter 2, “Redemptive Retreats: L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Anne Books’; L.M. Montgomery’s Jane of Lantern Hill; Marian Engel’s Bear” (19–43); chapter 6, “Trapped in Fantasy: L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Pat Books’; L.M. Montgomery’s Magic for Marigold” (133–48).

Holmlund, Mona, and Gail Youngsberg. Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory. Regina: Coteau Books, 2003.

2001 (2)

Waterston, Elizabeth. Rapt in Plaid: Canadian Literature and Scottish Tradition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001. See esp. chapter 7, “Barrie, Montgomery, and the Mists of Sentiment,” 175–91.

MacEachern, Alan. Natural Selections: National Parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935–1970. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001.

2000 (1)

Karr, Clarence. Authors and Audiences: Popular Canadian Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000.

1998 (2)

DuVernet, Sylvia. The Meaning of the Men and the Boys in the Anne Books. N.p.: n.p., 1998.

Hutton, Jack, and Linda Jackson-Hutton. Lucy Maud Montgomery and Bala: A Love Story of the North Woods. Bala, ON: Bala’s Museum with Memories of Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1998.

1997 (1)

Rae, Arlene Perly. Everybody’s Favourites: Canadians Talk about Books That Changed Their Lives. Toronto: Viking, 1997.

1995 (1)

Foster, Shirley, and Judy Simons. What Katy Read: Feminist Re-readings of “Classic” Stories for Girls. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995.

1993 (2)

DuVernet, Sylvia. L.M. Montgomery on the Red Road to Reconstruction: A Survey of Her Novels. N.p.: n.p., 1993.

Waterston, Elizabeth. Kindling Spirit: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993. Canadian Fiction Studies 19.

1992 (2)

Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. Montgomery’s Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992. With a new preface. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Wiggins, Genevieve. L.M. Montgomery. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992. Twayne’s World Authors Series 834: Children’s Literature.

1991 (3)

Åhmansson, Gabriella. A Life and Its Mirrors: A Feminist Reading of L.M. Montgomery’s Fiction, Volume 1: An Introduction to Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne Shirley. Uppsala: University of Uppsala, 1991.

Waterston, Elizabeth. Children’s Literature in Canada. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1991. Twayne’s World Authors Series 823: Children’s Literature. See esp. chapter 8, “Girls’ Choice,” 110–28.

Schwarz-Eisler, Hanna. L.M. Montgomery: A Popular Canadian Writer for Children. Pfaffenweiler, Germany: Centaurus–Verlagsgesellschaft, 1991.

1988 (3)

MacLulich, T.D. Between Europe and America: The Canadian Tradition in Fiction. N.p.: ECW Press, 1988.

DuVernet, Sylvia. Theosophic Thoughts Concerning L.M. Montgomery: Including a “Conference” Concerning The Ladies of Missalonghi and The Blue Castle. N.p.: DuVernet, 1988.

DuVernet, Sylvia. L.M. Montgomery and the Mystique of Muskoka. N.p.: DuVernet, 1988.

1987 (1)

Saltman, Judith. Modern Canadian Children’s Books. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987.

1986 (2)

Cadogan, Mary, and Patricia Craig. You’re a Brick, Angela! The Girls’ Story 1839–1985. London: Victor Gollancz, 1986.

Russell, Ruth Weber, D.W. Russell, and Rea Wilmshurst. Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Preliminary Bibliography. Waterloo: University of Waterloo Library, 1986.

1975 (1)

Townsend, John Rowe. Written for Children. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1975.

1974 (1)

Bolger, Francis W.P. The Years before “Anne.” N.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974.

1973 (1)

Waterston, Elizabeth. Survey: A Short History of Canadian Literature. Toronto: Methuen, 1973.

1972 (1)

Thomas, Clara. Our Nature—Our Voices: A Guidebook to English-Canadian Literature. Toronto: New Press, 1972.

1969 (1)

Pacey, Desmond. Essays in Canadian Criticism 1938–1968. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1969.

1967 (1)

Egoff, Sheila. The Republic of Childhood: A Critical Guide to Canadian Children’s Literature in English. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967.

1965 (1)

Rhodenizer, Vernon Blair. Canadian Literature in English. Montreal: Quality Press, 1965.

1951 (2)

Phelps, Arthur L. Canadian Writers. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1951.

Palk, Helen. The Book of Canadian Achievement. Toronto: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1951.

1946 (1)

Thomas, Clara. Canadian Novelists 1920–1945. Volume 1. Toronto: Longmans, Green and Company, 1946.

1930 (1)

Rhodenizer, Vernon Blair. A Handbook of Canadian Literature. Ottawa: Graphic Publishers, 1930.

1927 (1)

Pierce, Lorne. An Outline of Canadian Literature (French and English). Montreal: Louis Carrier and Company, 1927.

1926 (2)

Stevenson, Lionel. Appraisals of Canadian Literature. Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1926.

Deacon, William Arthur. Poteen: A Pot-Pourri of Canadian Essays. Ottawa: The Graphic Publishers, 1926.

1924 (2)

MacMechan, Archibald. Head-Waters of Canadian Literature. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1924.

Subsequent edition, entitled The Headwaters of Canadian Literature. Toronto: Canadiana House, 1968.

Logan, J.D., and Donald G. French. Highways of Canadian Literature: A Synoptic Introduction to the Literary History of Canada (English) from 1760 to 1924. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1924.

2nd ed. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1928.

1913 (1)

Marquis, Thomas Guthrie. English-Canadian Literature. Toronto: Glasgow, Brook, and Company, 1913.

1912 (1)

Morgan, Henry James, ed. The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Hand-Book of Canadian Biography of Living Characters. Toronto: William Briggs, 1912.

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