Jane of Lantern Hill

Jane of Lantern Hill, by L.M. Montgomery

Jane of Lantern Hill is L.M. Montgomery’s twenty-third book, first published in August 1937 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). Set in Toronto and in Prince Edward Island, the novel depicts young Jane Stuart’s attempt to reunite her estranged parents in spite of years of interference and misunderstanding. It was preceded by Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) and followed by Anne of Ingleside (1939).

The book formed the basis of Kevin Sullivan’s telefilm Lantern Hill (1990), which starred Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Sarah Polley, and Colleen Dewhurst.


To the Memory of
the charming affectionate comrade
of fourteen years


The book consists of forty-three untitled chapters.

Reviews of Jane of Lantern Hill (19)

New York Herald Tribune Books, 8 August 1937, Section 10, 8 (Lisle Bell). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 340–41 (as “[A Generous Helping of Sentiment]”).

Omaha (NE) World-Herald. 8 August 1937, 5E (“A Story for Girls about a Girl Who Reunited Parents”).

Athens (GA) Banner-Herald, 15 August 1937. Scrapbook of Reviews, loose pages.

New York Times Book Review, 15 August 1937, 22 (C.D., “A Wise 12-Year-Old.”).

Lewiston (ME) Daily Sun, 27 August 1937, 4 (R.W.L.).

Springfield (MA) Sunday Union and Republican, 12 September 1937, 7E (“On Lantern Hill.”).

Oregonian (Portland), 3 October 1937, Section 6, 3.

Telegraph (Macon, GA), 4 October 1937 (Jennie Colbert Dempsey). Scrapbook of Reviews, loose pages.

The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 13 October 1937, 39 (Roderick Kennedy. “Blue Noses and Red Earth”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 341–42 (excerpted as “[The Hard Facts of Reality]”).

Toronto Daily Star, 16 October 1937, 36 (“Fine Woman’s Story Has Toronto Setting”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 342.

Saturday Night (Toronto), 23 October 1937, 14 (“Canadian Girl”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 342–43.

Dudley Herald (UK), 3 November 1937 (“An Unwanted Child”). Scrapbook of Reviews, loose pages.

The New Outlook (Toronto), 19 November 1937, 1064. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 343 (as “[Delightful Jane]”).

Montreal Daily Star, 20 November 1937, 17 (“That Ecstasy of Youth!”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 343 (excerpted).

Los Angeles Times, 21 November 1937, C8 (“Not Anne, But—”).

The Canadian Bookman (Toronto), December 1937, 11 (Scrutator, “Analecta”). The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 343–44 (excerpted as “[An Entirely New Character]”).

Church of England Newspaper (London), 2 December 1937. Scrapbook of Reviews, loose pages. The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 3: 344 (as “[Repeated Success]”).

Auckland Star (New Zealand), 18 December 1937, Week-End Pictorial, 12.

University of Toronto Quarterly 7, no. 3 (April 1938): 360 (J.R. MacGillivray).