The Blythes Are Quoted: Editions

The Blythes Are Quoted, L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered final book, has been published in three English-language editions so far: an initial hardcover edition (2009), a nearly identical trade paperback edition (2010), and a Penguin Modern Classics Edition (2018) with minor differences in terms of presentation and supplementary material.

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2018 (1)

Cover of /The Blythes Are Quoted/, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre.

Montgomery, L.M. The Blythes Are Quoted. Edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. 2009. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2018. Penguin Modern Classics Edition.

Introduction (ix–xvii), “A Note on the Text” (517–18), “Suggestions for Further Reading” (519–20), and acknowledgements (521) by Benjamin Lefebvre; afterword by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly (511–16). Cover illustration taken from Through Woodland and Meadow and Other Poems (1891), with sketches by Marie Low and Maud West.

5.2” x 8”, xviii + 521 pp., ISBN 978-0-7352-3468-0 (trade paperback), cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.

This paperback edition, a Penguin Modern Classics Edition, is identical to the original 2009 edition in terms of Montgomery’s text. Cover and prelims have been redesigned; Lefebvre’s afterword and Epperly’s foreword have been revised slightly and reversed; the list of Montgomery’s books appearing in the original edition has been replaced by a new list of suggestions for further reading.

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2010 (1)

Montgomery, L.M. The Blythes Are Quoted. Edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. 2009. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2010.

ISBN 978-0-14-317241-3 (trade paperback), cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.

Identical to 2009 hardcover edition, except that author and editor biographies have been moved to page i in the prelims and the back cover consists of a shortened synopsis, praise quotes from the Globe and Mail and Literary Review of Canada, and a thumbnail of the front cover of a restored edition of L.M. Montgomery’s Rilla of Ingleside, edited by Lefebvre and Andrea McKenzie and released in hardcover alongside this paperback edition.

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2009 (1)

Cover of /The Blythes Are Quoted/, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre

Montgomery, L.M. The Blythes Are Quoted. Edited by Benjamin Lefebvre. Toronto: Viking Canada, 2009.

Foreword by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly (ix–xiv); afterword (511–20), “A Note on the Text” (521–22), acknowledgments (523) by Benjamin Lefebvre; “Books by L.M. Montgomery” (525–27). Cover illustration by Shelagh Armstrong.

7.75” x 5”, xiv + 527 pp., ISBN 978-0-670-06391-8 (jacketed hardcover), cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.

First edition, with the tag “The rediscovered last work of L.M. Montgomery” on the dust jacket.

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