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Editions by Date: 1908–1914

This page lists a selection of editions of L.M. Montgomery’s books that were published between 1908 and 1914.

Anne of Green Gables (Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1908)

Cover of Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, a book with a green cloth cover that features the title and the author's name in gold letters below a framed painting showing the profile and shoulders of a red-headed Caucasian woman, facing left.

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7.5” x 5.25”, x + 430 + 8 pp. Cover art by George Gibbs (uncredited). Eight interior illustrations by M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus.

(i) [Half-title page]

(ii) [Frontispiece]

(iii) [Title page]

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

By ¶ L.M. MONTGOMERY

Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. CLAUS

[Epigraph]

Boston [dingbat] L. C. Page & ¶ Company [dingbat] MDCCCCVIII

(iv) [Copyright page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Blank]

(vii–viii) Contents

(ix) List of Illustrations

“‘There’s something so stylish about you, Anne,’ said Diana” / Frontispiece

“‘Matthew Cuthbert, who’s that?’ she ejaculated” / 33 [leaf inserted between pages 32 and 33]

“‘I hate you,’ she cried in a choked voice, stamping her foot on the floor” / 91 [leaf inserted between pages 90 and 91]

“They looked at her and whispered to each other” / 112 [leaf inserted between pages 238 and 239]

“Thwack! Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert’s head” / 156 [leaf inserted between pages 156 and 157]

“Balanced herself uprightly on that precarious footing” / 257 [leaf inserted between pages 256 and 257]

“He pulled close to the pile and extended his hand” / 313 [leaf inserted between pages 312 and 313]

“‘Come, I’m going to walk home with you’” / 428 [leaf inserted between pages 428 and 429]

(x) [Blank]

(1–429) Anne of Green Gables, chapters 1–38

(n.pag.) [Blank]

(1–4) From L.C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction

[Advertisements—consisting of bibliographical details, textual features, synopses, and praise quotes—for the following texts: Robert Lee Durham’s The Call of the South, Charles G.D. Roberts’s The House in the Water, Theodore Roberts’s Captain Love, T. Jenkins Hains’s Bahama Bill, Gamaliel Bradford, Jr.’s Matthew Porter, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, and Helen M. Winslow’s Spinster Farm. This section is paginated 1 to 4.]

(1–4) Selections from L. C. Page and Company’s List of Fiction

[Listing—consisting of an inconsistent mix of titles, synopses, praise points, and retail prices—of several books under the subheading “Works of ¶ Robert Neilson Stephens”: The Flight of Georgiana: A Romance of the Days of the Young Pretender, The Bright Face of Danger, The Mystery of Murray Davenport, Captain Ravenshaw, The Continental Dragoon, Philip Winwood, An Enemy to the King, The Road to Paris, A Gentleman Player, and Clementina’s Highwayman. Similar listing of several books under the subheading “Works of ¶ Charles G.D. Roberts”: Haunters of the Silences, Red Fox, The Kindred of the Wild, The Watchers of the Trails, The Heart That Knows, Earth’s Enigmas, and Barbara Ladd. This section is paginated 1 to 4.]

Copyright Statement

Copyright, 1908 ¶ by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated)
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London

Printing History

First Impression, April, 1908 [altered to “June, 1908” in subsequent printings]
Second Impression, July, 1908
Third Impression, August, 1908
Fourth Impression, September, 1908
Fifth Impression, October, 1908
Sixth Impression, November, 1908
Seventh Impression, December, 1908
Eighth Impression, March, 1909
Ninth Impression, April, 1909
Tenth Impression, June, 1909
Eleventh Impression, August, 1909
Twelfth Impression, September, 1909
Thirteenth Impression, September, 1909
Fourteenth Impression, October, 1909
Fifteenth Impression, November, 1909
Sixteenth Impression, December, 1909
Seventeenth Impression, January, 1910
Eighteenth Impression, February, 1910
Nineteenth Impression, March, 1910
Twentieth Impression, April, 1910
Twenty-first Impression, May, 1910
Twenty-second Impression, June, 1910
Twenty-third Impression, August, 1910
Twenty-fourth Impression, October, 1910
Twenty-fifth Impression, December, 1910
Twenty-sixth Impression, February, 1911
Twenty-seventh Impression, April, 1911
Twenty-eighth Impression, April, 1911
Twenty-ninth Impression, August, 1911
Thirtieth Impression, September, 1911
Thirty-first Impression, November, 1911
Thirty-second Impression, July, 1912
Thirty-third Impression, September, 1912
Thirty-fourth Impression, January, 1913
Thirty-fifth Impression, May, 1913
Thirty-sixth Impression, August, 1913
Thirty-seventh Impression, December, 1913
Thirty-eighth Impression, Popular Edition (limited to 150,000 copies), May, 1914
Thirty-ninth Impression, February, 1915
Fortieth Impression, February, 1916

Fifty-second Impression, August, 1921

Publisher’s Description

Every one, young or old, who reads the story of “Anne of Green Gables,” will fall in love with her, and tell their friends of her irresistible charm. In her creation of the young heroine of this delightful tale Miss Montgomery will receive praise for her fine sympathy with and delicate appreciation of sensitive and imaginative girlhood.

The story would take rank for the character of Anne alone; but in the delineation of the characters of the old farmer, and his crabbed, dried-up spinster sister who adopt her, the author has shown an insight and descriptive power which add much to the fascination of the book.

Related Editions

Anne of Green Gables (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1908): reprinted from the plates of this edition.

Anne of Green Gables (Grosset and Dunlap, 1914): reprinted from the plates of this edition, omitting the illustrations.

Anne of Green Gables (L.C. Page and Company, 1925): reset and slightly modified text, with new illustrations.

Digitized Editions

2nd impression at HathiTrust: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433074904750

4th impression at Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/cu31924013243963/

11th impression at Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/anneofgreengable00mont_11/

Notes: Publisher’s description is taken from page 4 of “From L.C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction,” included in the back matter of this edition. Epigraph and dedication are included.

Sources: Scan of the first-impression text provided by Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island.

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Anne of Avonlea (Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1909)

Cover of ANNE OF AVONLEA, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1909), consisting of a smaller painting of a young Caucasian woman with red hair, which is surrounded by a brown border. The title and the author's name appear in gold lettering, and the cloth of this edition is green.

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7.5” x 5 1/8”, x + 368 + 8 pp. Cover art and frontispiece illustration by George Gibbs.

(i) [Half-title page]

(ii) Works of L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables     $1.50
Anne of Avonlea     $1.50

L. C. Page and Company
New England Building, Boston, Mass.

(n.pag.) [Blank]

(n.pag.) [Frontispiece] “Anne Shirley” ¶ From the Painting by George Gibbs

(iii) [Title page]

ANNE OF AVONLEA

By ¶ L.M. MONTGOMERY ¶ Author of “Anne of Green Gables”

With frontispiece and cover in colour by ¶ GEORGE GIBBS

[Epigraph]

Boston [dingbat] L. C. Page & ¶ Company [dingbat] MDCCCCIX

(iv) [Copyright page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Blank]

(vii–viii) Contents

(1–367) Anne of Avonlea, chapters 1–30

(n.pag.) [Blank]

(1–4) From L.C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction

[Advertisements—consisting of bibliographical details, textual features, synopses, and praise quotes—for the following texts: Morley Roberts’s David Bran, Burton E. Stevenson’s The Quest for the Rose of Sharon, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea, Frederic van Rensselaer Dey’s A Gentleman of Quality, Caroline Atwater Mason’s The Mystery of Miss Motte, Charles Felton Pidgin’s The Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason Corner Folks, Theodore Roberts’s Masters of Circumstance, and Valance J. Patriarche’s Tag: You’re It; or the Chien Boule Dog. This section is paginated 1 to 4.]

(1–4) Selections from L. C. Page and Company’s List of Fiction

[Listing—consisting of an inconsistent mix of titles, synopses, praise points, and retail prices—of several books under the subheading “Works of ¶ Robert Neilson Stephens”: The Flight of Georgiana: A Romance of the Days of the Young Pretender, The Bright Face of Danger, The Mystery of Murray Davenport, Captain Ravenshaw, The Continental Dragoon, Philip Winwood, An Enemy to the King, The Road to Paris, A Gentleman Player, Clementina’s Highwayman, and Tales from Bohemia. Similar listing of several books under the subheading “Works of ¶ Charles G.D. Roberts”: Haunters of the Silences, Red Fox, The Kindred of the Wild, The Watchers of the Trails, The House in the Water, The Heart That Knows, Earth’s Enigmas, and Barbara Ladd. This section, which appeared in similar form in the first edition of Anne of Green Gables, is paginated 1 to 4.]

Copyright Statement

Copyright, 1909 ¶ by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated)
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London
All rights reserved

Printing History

First Impression, September, 1909
Second Impression, September, 1909
Third Impression, September, 1909
Fourth Impression, October, 1909
Fifth Impression, November, 1909
Sixth Impression, December, 1909
Seventh Impression, December, 1909
Eighth Impression, March, 1910
Ninth Impression, July, 1910
Tenth Impression, September, 1910
Eleventh Impression, November, 1910
Twelfth Impression, December, 1910
Thirteenth Impression, April, 1911
Fourteenth Impression, August, 1911
Fifteenth Impression, October, 1911
Sixteenth Impression, July, 1912
Seventeenth Impression, April, 1913
Eighteenth Impression, August, 1913
Nineteenth Impression, August, 1913
Twentieth Impression, August, 1914
Twenty-first Impression, March, 1915
Twenty-second Impression, June, 1915
Twenty-third Impression, November, 1915
Twenty-fourth Impression, May, 1916
Twenty-fifth Impression, June, 1916
Twenty-sixth Impression, March, 1917

Twenty-ninth Impression, September, 1918 (252d Thousand)

Thirty-first Impression, May, 1920 (257th Thousand)

Thirty-ninth Impression, August, 1927 (271st Thousand)
Fortieth Impression, August, 1928 (276th Thousand)

Publisher’s Description

Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) is beyond question the most popular girl heroine in recent fiction, and the reading public will be glad to hear more of her. In the present volume Anne is as fascinating as ever, and the author has introduced several new characters, including the highly imaginative and charming little boy, Paul Irving, whose quaint sayings will recall to the reader the delightful Anne on her first appearance at Green Gables.

Some opinions regarding Anne of Green Gables:

“In ‘Anne of Green Gables’ you will find the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice.” —Mark Twain in a letter to Francis Wilson.

“I see that she has become one of the popular young ladies of the season, but I can assure you that if she had no one else to love her, I should still be her most devoted admirer. . . . And I take it as a great test of the worth of the book that while the young people are rummaging all over the house looking for Anne, the head of the family has carried her off to read on his way to town.” —Bliss Carman.

An English opinion:

“At long intervals there is sent across the Atlantic a book which lives in the public memory for years. Such were ‘Helen’s Babies’ and ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy,’ and ‘Anne of Green Gables’ deserves to make an equal sensation.” —The Nottingham (England) Guardian.

Related Editions

Anne of Avonlea (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1909): reprinted from the plates of this edition.

Anne of Avonlea (Grosset and Dunlap, 1914): reprinted from the plates of this edition.

Digitized Editions

1st impression at Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/anneavonlea00montgoog/

2nd impression at Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/anneofavonlea00mont_7/

31st impression at Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/anneofavonlea00mont_6/

Notes

Publisher’s description is taken from page 2 of “From L.C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction,” included in the back matter of this edition. Epigraph and dedication are included.

Sources

A copy of the tenth impression is in the site owner’s personal collection.

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Kilmeny of the Orchard (Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1910)

Cover of Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910)
Title page of Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910)
Page 1 of Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910)
Cover art (by George Gibbs), title page, and page 1 of Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910).
Frontispiece of Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910)
Illustration, by George Gibbs, appearing in Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910), depicting Eric Marshall listening to Una Gordon play the violin in an orchard
Illustration, by George Gibbs, appearing in Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910), depicting Eric Marshall standing by Una Gordon as she stares in a mirror
Illustration, by George Gibbs, appearing in Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910), depicting Neil Gordon raising his axe threateningly in front of Eric Marshall, while Kilmeny Gordon approaches in the background
Four full-colour illustrations by George Gibbs appearing in the first edition of Kilmeny of the Orchard, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1910).

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7.5” x 5.25”, x + 256 + 6 pp. Cover art and interior illustrations by George Gibbs. Epigraph and dedication included.

Binding and Dust Jacket

I have not yet had the chance to examine a copy with a dust jacket, but it is believed to be identical to the front and back boards and the spine. Known bindings in tan and blue.

[Frontispiece + blank verso]

(i) [Half-title page]

(ii) Works of L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables     $1.50

Anne of Avonlea     $1.50

Kilmeny of the Orchard   $1.25

(iii) [Title page]

KILMENY of ¶ the ORCHARD

By ¶ L.M. MONTGOMERY ¶ Author of “Anne of Green Gables,” “Anne of Avonlea,” etc.

With four illustrations in colour from paintings by ¶ GEORGE GIBBS

[publisher’s logo]

Boston [dingbat] L. C. Page & ¶ Company [dingbat] MDCCCCX

(iv) [Copyright page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Epigraph]

(vii) Contents

(viii) [Blank]

(ix) List of Illustrations

Kilmeny / Frontispiece

“For a few moments he stood there and looked at her” / 60 [leaf inserted between pages 60 and 61]

“Kilmeny . . . looked straight into the mirror where, like a lovely picture in a golden frame, she saw herself reflected” / 188 [leaf inserted between pages 188 and 189]

“As Neil Gordon . . . lifted the axe he held in his hand, Kilmeny sprang forward” / 239 [leaf inserted between pages 238 and 239]

(x) [Blank]

(1–256) Kilmeny of the Orchard, chapters 1–20

(1–4) From L.C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction

[Advertisements—consisting of bibliographical details, textual features, synopses, and praise quotes—for the following texts: Morley Roberts’s David Bran, Burton E. Stevenson’s The Quest for the Rose of Sharon, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea, Frederic van Rensselaer Dey’s A Gentleman of Quality, Caroline Atwater Mason’s The Mystery of Miss Motte, Charles Felton Pidgin’s The Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason Corner Folks, Theodore Roberts’s Masters of Circumstance, and Valence J. Patriarche’s Tag: You’re It; or the Chien Boule Dog. This section is paginated 1 to 4.]

(1–2) Selections from L. C. Page and Company’s List of Fiction

[Listing—consisting of an inconsistent mix of titles, synopses, praise points, and retail prices—of several books under the subheading “Works of ¶ Robert Neilson Stephens”: The Flight of Georgiana: A Romance of the Days of the Young Pretender, The Bright Face of Danger, The Mystery of Murray Davenport, Captain Ravenshaw, The Continental Dragoon, Philip Winwood, An Enemy to the King, The Road to Paris, A Gentleman Player, Clementina’s Highwayman, and Tales from Bohemia. This section is paginated 1 to 2.]

Copyright Statement

Copyright, 1910, by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated)
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London

Printing History

First Impression, April, 1910
Second Impression, April, 1910
Third Impression, June, 1910
Fourth Impression, September, 1910
Fifth Impression, October, 1910
Sixth Impression, November, 1910
Seventh Impression, October, 1911

Related Editions

Kilmeny of the Orchard (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1910) reprints the plates of this edition.

Kilmeny of the Orchard (Grosset and Dunlap, 1914?) reprints the plates of this edition, omitting the illustrations.

Kilmeny of the Orchard (A.L. Burt Company, n.d.) reprints the plates of this edition, omitting the illustrations.

Kilmeny of the Orchard (The Ryerson Press, 1944) reprints the plates of this edition, omitting the illustrations.

Digitized Editions

2nd Impression at HathiTrust: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433074904750

Notes: Chapter 1 is erroneously entitled “The Thoughts of South” instead of “The Thoughts of Youth” on the contents page, on the opening page of chapter 1, and in the chapter headings throughout the chapter. This error was corrected by the sixth impression (November 1910). By the sixth impression (November 1910), James Hogg’s name is added beneath “The Queen’s Wake” on the epigraph page.

Sources: Thanks to Vanessa Brown for donating to me a copy of the first impression of this edition. All information and images on this page are taken from that copy.

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The Story Girl (Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1911)

The Story Girl, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1911): cover
Cover art (by George Gibbs), frontispiece, title page, and page 1 of The Story Girl, by L.M. Montgomery (L.C. Page and Company, 1911).

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7 1/2” x 5 3/8”, x + 365 + 10 pp. Cover art and frontispiece illustration by George Gibbs. Epigraph and dedication included.

(i) [Half-title page]

(ii) Works of L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables     $1.50

Anne of Avonlea     1.50

Kilmeny of the Orchard     1.25

The Story Girl     1.50

L.C. Page & Company ¶ Boston, Mass.

[Blank]

[Frontispiece]

(iii) [Title page]

THE ¶ STORY GIRL

By ¶ L.M. MONTGOMERY ¶ Author of “Anne of Green Gables,” “Anne of Avonlea,” “Kilmeny of the Orchard,” etc.

With frontispiece and cover in colour by ¶ GEORGE GIBBS

[Epigraph]

Boston   L. C. Page & Company   MDCCCCXI

(iv) [Copyright page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Blank]

(vii–viii) Contents [erroneously numbered v–vi]

(1–365) Chapters 1–32

(n.pag) [Blank]

(1–6) From L.C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction

[Summaries, review quotes, and publication details for the following books: L.M. Montgomery’s The Story Girl (see “Publisher’s Description,” above), G.E. Theodore Roberts’s A Captain of Raleigh’s, Robert Nielson Stephens’s A Soldier of Valley Forge, Emma Rayner’s The Dilemma of Engeltie, Emma Rayner’s Free to Serve, Hugh C. Weir’s The Chronicles of Madelyn Mack, Eleanor H. Porter’s Miss Billy, Edgar M. Dilley’s The Red Fox’s Son, Norval Richardson’s George Thorne, Caroline Brown’s Dionis of the White Veil, Anthony Tudor’s The Case of Paul Breen, and H.D. Umbstaetter’s The Red-Hot Dollar.]

(1–4) Selections from L.C. Page & Company’s List of Fiction

[Brief descriptions and review quotes pertaining to several books by Robert Neilson Stephens and Charles G.D. Roberts.]

Copyright Statement

Copyright, 1911 ¶ by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated)
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London

Printing History

First Impression, May, 1911
Second Impression, June, 1911
Third Impression, July, 1911
Fourth Impression, August, 1911
Fifth Impression, September, 1911
Sixth Impression, March, 1919
Seventh Impression, June, 1920

Publisher’s Description

To quote from one of our editor’s reports on the new Montgomery book—“Miss Montgomery has decidedly arrived in this story!” The remarkable success of her delightful ANNE books and of the charming “Kilmeny of the Orchard” has established her as one of America’s leading authors—a writer of books which touch the heart, uplift the spirit, and leave an imprint of lasting sweetness on the memory. But in “The Story Girl,” everywhere the touch of the finished artist is evident—a smoothness and polish which heightens the unusual style of a gifted author.

The environment is again the author’s beloved Prince Edward Island and the story and incidents possess the same simplicity and charm which characterize Miss Montgomery’s earlier books. The Story Girl, herself—Sara Stanley—is a fascinating creature, and will delight and thrill her readers with her weird tales of ghosts “and things.” She tells in wondrous voice of “The Mystery of the Golden Milestone,” “How Kissing Was Discovered,” and of just how the Milky Way happened into the heavens. She will make you feel the spell of the old orchard where she and her playmates spend such happy days, and with Felix, Dan and Beverly [sic] you will live again with her the “tragedies of childhood.”

Of Miss Montgomery’s previous books, the reviewers have written as follows:

“The art which pervades every page is so refined that the cultivated imagination will return to the story again and again in memory to find always something fresh to enjoy.” —Toronto World.

“Miss Montgomery has attained an honored place among the worth-while writers of fiction.” —Beacon and Budget.

“Miss Montgomery has a sympathetic knowledge of human nature, joined to high ideals, a reasonably romantic view point and a distinct gift of description.” —Chicago Record-Herald.

Digitized Editions

First Impression (May 1911) from Internet Archive/Brigham Young University Library: https://archive.org/details/storygirl00mont/

First Impression (May 1911) from Internet Archive/University of Toronto Library: https://archive.org/details/storygirl00mont_1/

First Impression (May 1911) from HathiTrust Digital Archive/University of California Library: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.aa0016512287

Second Impression (June 1911) from Internet Archive/University of Toronto Library: https://archive.org/details/storygirl00mont_3/

Fifth Impression (September 1911) from Internet Archive/University of Toronto Library: https://archive.org/details/storygirl00montuoft/

Related Editions

The Story Girl (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1911): Identical text, except for minor changes to front matter and end matter

The Story Girl (The Ryerson Press, 1944): Identical text, except for minor changes to front matter and end matter

Notes: The publisher’s description is taken from page 1 of “From L. C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction,” located in the end matter of the volume.

Sources: Copy of the third impression (July 1911) in the site owner’s personal collection; thanks to Vanessa Brown for donating it. Thanks to Valerie Rogissart for information about later printings. The image above of the front cover is a scan of that copy; the images of the frontispiece, the title page, and page 1 are from the Internet Archive digitized version of a first-impression copy.

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Chronicles of Avonlea (Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1912)

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7 1/2” x 5 3/8”, x + 306 + 6 pp. Cover art and frontispiece illustration by George Gibbs. Epigraph and dedication included.

(i) [Half-title page]

(ii) Works of L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables     $1.50

Anne of Avonlea     1.50

Kilmeny of the Orchard     1.50

The Story Girl     1.50

Chronicles of Avonlea     net 1.25

     postpaid 1.40

L.C. Page and Company ¶ 53 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass.

(n.pag.) [Blank]

(n.pag.) [Frontispiece]

(iii) [Title page]

CHRONICLES ¶ OF AVONLEA

In which Anne Shirley of Green Gables and Avonlea plays some part, and which have to do with other personalities and events, including The Hurrying of Ludovic, Old Lady Lloyd, The Training of Felix, Little Joscelyn, The Winning of Lucinda, Old Man Shaw’s Girl, Aunt Olivia’s Beau, The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s, Pa Sloane’s Purchase, The Courting of Prissy Strong, The Miracle at Carmody, and finally The End of a Quarrel.

All related by ¶ L.M. MONTGOMERY ¶ Author of “Anne of Green Gables,” “Anne of Avonlea,” “Kilmeny of the Orchard,” “The Story Girl,” etc.

With frontispiece and cover in colour by ¶ GEORGE GIBBS

Boston   L. C. Page & Company   MDCCCCXII

(iv) [Copyright page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Epigraph]

(vii) Contents

(n.pag.) [Blank]

(1–306) Chapters 1–12

[Unpaginated page-length ads for Chronicles of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery; Naomi of the Island, by Lucy Thorston Abbott; The Dominant Chord, by Edward Kimball; and Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery, by Theodore Goodridge Roberts.]

(1–2) From L. C. Page & Company’s Announcement List of New Fiction

[Summaries, review quotes, and publication details for L.M. Montgomery’s The Story Girl, G.E. Theodore Roberts’s A Captain of Raleigh’s, and Robert Nielson Stephens’s A Soldier of Valley Forge.]

Copyright Statement

Copyright, 1912, by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated)
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London

Printing History

First Impression, June, 1912
Second Impression, July, 1912
Third Impression, September, 1912
Fourth Impression, November, 1912
Fifth Impression, May, 1916
Sixth Impression, March, 1917
Seventh Impression, December, 1917
Eighth Impression, May, 1918
Ninth Impression, September, 1918
Tenth Impression, July, 1919
Eleventh Impression, March, 1920
Twelfth Impression, September, 1920

Fifteen Impression, August, 1925
Sixteenth Impression, April, 1926
Seventeenth Impression, March, 1928

Publisher’s Description

CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA

In which Anne Shirley of Green Gables and Avonlea plays some part, and which have to do with other personalities and events, including The Purchase of Sloane, The Baby Which Came to Jane, The Mystery of Her Father’s Daughter and of Tannis of the Flats, The Promise of Lucy Ellen, The Beau and Aunt Olivia, The Deferment of Hester, and finally of The Hurrying of Ludovic, All related by

L. M. MONTGOMERY
Author of “Anne of Green Gables” (32nd printing), “Anne of Avonlea” (16th printing), “Kilmeny of the Orchard” (8th printing), “The Story Girl” (6th printing).

12mo, cloth, with a new portrait in full color of Anne, by George Gibbs, net $1.25; postpaid $1.40

Anne Shirley is the very Anne of whom Mark Twain wrote in a letter to Francis Wilson: “In Anne Shirley, you will find the dearest and most moving and delightful child of fiction since the immortal Alice.” Of Miss Montgomery’s previous books, the reviewers have written as follows:

“I can hardly tell you how much I enjoyed the book, and I can heartily recommend it to my friends who are not ashamed when from time to time they find the eyes suffuse and the page grow blurred at the pathos of the story.” —Sir Louis H. Davies of the Supreme Court of Canada.

“I take it as a great test of the worth of the book that while the young people are rummaging all over the house looking for Anne, the head of the family has carried her off to read on his way to town.” —Bliss Carman.

“Here we have a book as human as ‘David Harum,’ a heroine who outcharms a dozen princesses of fiction, and reminds you of some sweet girl you know, or knew back in the days when the world was young and you threw away your sponge that you might have to borrow hers to clean your slate.” —San Francisco Bulletin.

“A book to lift the spirit and send the pessimist into bankruptcy!” —Meredith Nicholson.

“Miss Montgomery deserves more than ordinary praise for her clean simple style, and her power to convey the sweetness and charm of such a country and such a heroine.” —Toronto News.

“The writer’s style is careful and refined.” —St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

“The art which pervades every page is so refined that the cultivated imagination will return to the story again and again in memory to find always something fresh to enjoy.” —Toronto World.

Digitized Editions

First Impression (June 1912) from Internet Archive/University of California Library: https://archive.org/details/chroniclesofavon00montiala/

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The Golden Road (Boston: L.C. Page and Company, 1913)

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7 1/2” x 5 3/8”, x + 370 + 4 pp. Cover art and frontispiece illustration by George Gibbs. Epigraph and dedication included.

(i) [Half-title page]

(ii) Works of L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables     $1.50

Anne of Avonlea     1.50

Chronicles of Avonlea     net 1.25

     postpaid, 1.40

Kilmeny of the Orchard     1.50

The Story Girl     1.50

The Golden Road     net 1.25

     postpaid, 1.40

L.C. Page & Company ¶ 53 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass.

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(iii) [Title page]

THE ¶ GOLDEN ROAD

By ¶ L.M. MONTGOMERY ¶ Author of “Anne of Green Gables,” “Anne of Avonlea,” “Kilmeny of the Orchard,” “The Story Girl,” etc.

With frontispiece in colour by ¶ GEORGE GIBBS

[Epigraph]

Boston   L. C. Page & Company   MDCCCCXIII

(iv) [Copyright page]

(v) [Dedication]

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(vii) Foreword

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(ix–x) Contents

(1–369) Chapters 1–33

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[Four unnumbered page-length ads for the following books: Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter; The Golden Road, by L.M. Montgomery; The Career of Dr. Weaver, by Mrs. Henry W. Backus; The Blossom Shop: A Story of the South, by Isla May Mullins.]

Copyright Statement

Copyright, 1913 ¶ by L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated)
Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London

Printing History

First Impression, August, 1913
Second Impression, October, 1913
Third Impression, November, 1913
Fourth Impression, April, 1918
Fifth Impression, March, 1920
Sixth Impression, February, 1923
Seventh Impression, April, 1926

Publisher’s Description

Under the guidance of Sara Stanley, that fascinating “weaver of dream stories,” the happy, fun-loving group introduced by Miss Montgomery, travel down “the golden road” to the parting of ways in this new story. Old friendships are renewed with the simple folk of Prince Edward Island, with its orchard-embowered homes and fertile meadows and groves of spruce. The adventurings of the King family, as chronicled in a daily newspaper, which is aided and abetted by the heathen Peter, with its headline features of the long-expected romance which enters into the life of pretty Aunt Olivia, the return of a prodigal, which strangely enough causes temporary anguish instead of joy to one childish heart, and what happens to the Awkward Man, will give delight for many a day to all members of the family, young and old.

Miss Montgomery again proves that she is a distinct acquisition to American literature and entitled to a place of honor as the writer of stories which “uplift the spirit and drive the pessimist into bankruptcy.”

Notes: The table of contents ends at chapter 29, “We Lose a Friend.”

Sources: A copy of the first impression is in the site owner’s personal collection; thanks to Vanessa Brown for donating it.

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