Emily Climbs

Emily Climbs is L.M. Montgomery’s fourteenth book, first published in September 1925 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). It is the second of three books to feature Montgomery’s protagonist Emily Byrd Starr, preceded by Emily of New Moon (1923) and followed by Emily’s Quest (1927). Prior to the publication of Emily’s Quest, however, she published The Blue Castle (1926).

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.


Pastor Felix
affectionate appreciation


I. Writing Herself Out

II. Salad Days

III. In the Watches of the Night

IV. “As Ithers See Us”

V. Half a Loaf

VI. Shrewsbury Beginnings

VII. Pot-Pourri

VIII. Not Proven

IX. A Supreme Moment

X. The Madness of an Hour

XI. Heights and Hollows

XII. At the Sign of the Haystack

XIII. Haven

XIV. The Woman Who Spanked the King

XV. “The Thing That Couldn’t”

XVI. Driftwood

XVII. “If a Body Kiss a Body”

XVIII. Circumstantial Evidence

XIX. “Airy Voices”

XX. In the Old John House

XXI. Thicker Than Water

XXII. “Love Me, Love My Dog”

XXIII. An Open Door

XXIV. A Valley of Vision

XXV. April Love

Reviews of Emily Climbs (27)

Boston Herald, 26 August 1925, 12 (John Clair Minot).

Advertiser-Journal (Auburn, NY), 28 August 1925. Scrapbook of Reviews, 244. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 255 (as “[No Less Captivating]”).

Davenport (IA) Democrat and Leader, 6 September 1925, 20. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 254 (as “[Emily of High School Age]”).

St. Catharines (ON) Standard, 10 September 1925 (Lillian Leveridge, “‘Emily Climbs,’ Is New Book”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 252. Also, in unidentified clipping (Vancouver periodical), 13 September 1925. Scrapbook of Reviews, 246. Also, unsigned, in unidentified clipping, ca. 1925. Scrapbook of Reviews, 253. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 255–56 (as “Emily Climbs, Is New Book”).

Globe (Toronto), 12 September 1925, 21. Scrapbook of Reviews, 243. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 257–58 (as “[The Power of Imagery]”).

Gazette (Montreal), 19 September 1925, 14 (“By L.M. Montgomery”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 247. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 258–59.

Boston Evening Transcript, 23 September 1925. Scrapbook of Reviews, 247. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 259 (as “[No Wavering of Interest]”).

Montreal Daily Star. 26 September 1925, 7. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 259 (as “[A Worthy Successor to the Beloved Anne]”).

New York Herald Tribune Books, 27 September 1925, 9 (Isabel Paterson, “A Rosebud Garden of Girls”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 252–53. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 260–61.

The Canadian Bookman (Toronto). October 1925, 164.

Hamilton Herald, 3 October 1925. Scrapbook of Reviews, 246. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 261–62 (as “[Lack of Romance]”).

Chicago Evening Post Literary Review, 6 November 1925, 7 (Laura Hinkley, “Successor to Anne”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 254. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 262.

Toronto Daily Star, 7 November 1925, 7 (“Montgomery’s Latest”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 248 and 251. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 263.

The New Outlook (Toronto), 11 November 1925, 15. Scrapbook of Reviews, 208. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 264 (as “[The Beauty in All Things]”).

The New Outlook (Toronto), 25 November 1925, 22.

Regina (SK) Post, 5 December 1925 (“Drawn on Old Lines”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 249. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 264–65.

San Francisco Chronicle, 6 December 1925, B3 (“Younger Generation Finds in ‘Emily’ a Successor to ‘Anne’”).

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg), 7 December 1925, Book Supplement, 6.

Globe (Toronto), 9 December 1925, 7.

The Scotsman (Edinburgh), 22 December 1925, 9. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 265 (as “[The Fine Philosophy of Youth]”).

The Bookman (London), January 1926, 234–35. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 265 (as “[Every Bit as Irresistible]”).

Queenslander (Brisbane, Australia), 20 February 1926, 8. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 265–66 (as “[A Charming Delineation of Girlhood]”).

Cape Times (Cape Town, South Africa), 11 March 1926. Scrapbook of Reviews, 266. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 266 (as “[Sentimental Stuff]”).

Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), 13 March 1926, 21. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 266–67 (as “[Not a Modern Type of Girl]”).

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg), 5 April 1926, 10. Scrapbook of Reviews, 237. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 267 (as “[A Kick out of Emily’s Climbs]”).

The Englishman (Calcutta, India), 17 May 1926 (“Cacoethes Scribendi”). Scrapbook of Reviews, 265.

Montreal Daily Star, 26 September 1926, 7. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 267.