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Editions by Date: 1970–1974

This page lists a selection of editions of L.M. Montgomery’s books that were published between 1970 and 1974.

In Canada, eleven Montgomery titles were reissued in paperback editions between 1972 and 1974, as part of McClelland and Stewart’s Canadian Children’s Favourites series, whose name was changed to Canadian Favourites possibly as early as 1972; three more titles would be added to this imprint in 1977.

Anne’s House of Dreams (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

Cover of the Canadian Favourites edition of /Anne’s House of Dreams/ by L.M. Montgomery, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1972. The cover image is pretty typical of 1970s illustration and depicts a younger Caucasian woman with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a yellow dress with puffed sleeves. In the distance, seemingly just a few feet from a larger body of water, stands a white-and-purple house surrounded by trees.

Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, iv + 291 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6196-X. Cover artist unidentified. Epigraph and dedication omitted.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1922. Canadian Children’s Favourites Edition Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972.

Printing History: Reprinted 1975, 1977.

Notes: The original copyright date is listed erroneously as 1922; it should be 1917.

Sources: Copies of the (presumed) first printing of Canadian Children’s Favourites edition (1972) and of the 1975 printing of Canadian Favourites edition are in site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Kate Sutherland for providing the date of a later printing.

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The Blue Castle (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Favourites, 1972): cover

Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, vi + 265 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6217-6. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication omitted.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1926. Canadian Children’s Favourites Edition Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1983.

Sources: A copy of the 1983 printing is in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Kate Sutherland for the date of the earlier printing.

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Emily’s Quest (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

Emily's Quest, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Children's Favourites, 1972): cover
Emily's Quest, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Favourites, 1972): cover

Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, vi + 262 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6280-X. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1927. Canadian Children’s Favourites Edition Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1980.

Sources: Copies of the (presumed) first printing of the Canadian Children’s Favourites edition (1972) and of the 1972 and 1974 printings of the Canadian Favourites edition are in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Emily MacEwan for the date of a later printing.

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A Tangled Web (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

Cover of Canadian Children's Favourites edition of A Tangled Web, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart, 1972)
Cover of Canadian Favourites edition of A Tangled Web, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, x + 324 pp., ISBN ISBN 0-7710-6427-6. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1931. Canadian Children’s Favourites Edition Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1977.

Notes: This edition initially appeared in 1972 with the series title “Canadian Children’s Favourites,” but in later printings the series name was changed to “Canadian Favourites.” One copy in my collection has “Canadian Favourites” and the date of 1972, so it’s possible that the series name was changed that year.

Sources: Copies of the 1972 Canadian Children’s Favourites edition and of the 1972 and 1977 Canadian Favourites reprints are in the site owner’s personal collection.

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Anne of Ingleside (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

Anne of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart, 1972): cover

Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, iv + 323 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6154-4. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1939. Canadian Favourites Edition Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979. Reprinted 1981.

Sources: Copies of the 1974, 1979, and 1981 printings are in the site owner’s personal collection.

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The Story Girl (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1972)

The Story Girl, by L.M. Montgomery (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1972): cover

Print, jacketed hardcover, 7 7/8” x 5 3/8”, viii + 365 pp. ISBN: 0-7700-0196-3 (hardcover), 0-07-549204-0 (paperback). Cover art by Patricia Stewart. Epigraph and dedication included.

This edition reprints, with a new cover, the 1944 edition published by The Ryerson Press, which had amalgamated with McGraw-Hill to form McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 1970. Like the 1944 edition, this one is reprinted from the plates of the original edition (published by L.C. Page and Company in 1911), whereas the list of Montgomery’s books, the title page, the copyright page, and the contents page are reprinted from the 1944 edition, except for the change in publisher’s name on the title page.

A paperback edition of this edition, with the same cover, appeared in 1986.

Copyright statement: Copyright, 1910 [sic] ¶ By L.C. Page & Company (Incorporated). Entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.

Printing history: First Canadian Edition, September, 1944. 6 7 8 9 10   EP   6 5 4 3 2 [sixth printing, 1972]. 7 8 9 10   JD   10 9 8 7 6 5 [seventh printing, 1975]. First Paperback Edition, June, 1986. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 D 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 [first printing, 1986].

Notes: Once again, the original copyright date is listed erroneously as 1910; it should be 1911. The frontispiece page lists “The Novels of L.M. Montgomery / Canada Edition,” as follows: Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Chronicles of Avonlea, Kilmeny of the Orchard, The Golden Road, The Story Girl, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea. The back cover lists the same titles, in a slightly different order.

Sources: A copy of the 1975 printing is part of the site owner’s personal collection; the scanned cover image is of that copy. Thanks to Joanne Lebold, Rachel Maxton, and Kate Sutherland for providing information about later printings.

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Rainbow Valley (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973)

Rainbow Valley, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Favourites, 1973): cover

Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, x + 341 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6385-7. Cover artist unidentified. Epigraph omitted; dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) 1923, McClelland and Stewart Limited. Canadian Favourites Edition Copyright 1973 by McClelland and Stewart Limited.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983.

Notes: The original copyright date is listed erroneously as 1923; it should be 1919.

Sources: A copy of the 1980 printing is in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Sue Matzke and Judith G. Russell for dates of some printings.

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Rilla of Ingleside (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973)

Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Favourites, 1973): cover

Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, x + 285 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6406-3. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included; epigraph omitted.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1920. Canadian Favourites Edition Copyright 1973 by McClelland and Stewart Limited.

Printing History: Reprinted 1982.

Notes: The original copyright date is listed erroneously as 1920; it should be 1921.

Sources: Copy of an undated printing (possibly the first 1973 printing) in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Judith G. Russell for the date of a later printing.

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Emily of New Moon (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973)

Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart, 1973): cover

Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, viii + 351 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6238-9. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1925. Canadian Favourites Edition Copyright 1973 by McClelland and Stewart Limited.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1975, 1977, 1984.

Notes: The original copyright date is listed erroneously as 1925; it should be 1923.

Sources: A copy of an undated printing (possibly the first 1974 printing) is in the site owner’s personal collection.

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Anne of Windy Poplars (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973)

Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, ii + 301 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6175-7. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication omitted.

Copyright Statement: Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1936. Canadian Favourites Edition Copyright 1973 by McClelland and Stewart Limited.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980.

Sources: A copy of the 1980 printing is in site owner’s collection. Thanks to Sue Matzke for dates of some printings.

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Emily Climbs (McClelland and Stewart, 1974)

Emily Climbs, by L.M. Montgomery (McClelland and Stewart/Canadian Favourites, 1974): cover

Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, viii + 312 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6259-1. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright © 1924 by McClelland and Stewart Limited. Reprinted in Canadian Favourites Edition.

Printing History: Reprinted 1974, 1975, 1977, 1984.

Notes: The original copyright date is listed erroneously as 1924; it should be 1925.

Sources: Copies of the 1984 printing are in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Joanne Lebold, Kate Sutherland, and Emily Woster for dates of later printings.

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Pat of Silver Bush (McClelland and Stewart, 1974)

Pat of Silver Bush (McClelland and Stewart, 1974): cover

Canadian Favourites. Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, vi + 329 pp., ISBN 0-7710-6364-4. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication included.

Copyright Statement: Copyright © 1933 by McClelland and Stewart Limited. Reprinted in Canadian Favourites Edition.

Printing History: 1974, 1975, 1977, 1982.

Sources: Two copies of the 1982 printing(s) are in the site owner’s personal collection.

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Published on 14 December 2023; last updated on 21 March 2024. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.