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Emily’s Quest (McClelland and Stewart, 1972)

This edition of Emily’s Quest was published in 1972 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto), one of five L.M. Montgomery titles released in paperback that year as part of the Canadian Children’s Favourites series, which was quickly renamed Canadian Favourites.

Emily’s Quest } { Emily’s Quest: Editions } { McClelland and Stewart } { 1970–1979 }

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
Cover of Emily’s Quest, by L.M. Montgomery, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1972 as part of the Canadian Children’s Favourites series (soon renamed Canadian Favourites). Cover artist unidentified.


L.M. Montgomery


Emily’s Quest





Publisher Location



McClelland and Stewart

Publication Date



Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites


Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, vi + 262 pp.

Back Cover Copy

Emily of the dark hair and deep beauty. Emily of the literary talent and the powerful love. Here, in the third volume of the famous Emily Starr trilogy, we share the pain and joy of Emily’s romance with Teddy Kent and her valiant struggle to be herself in the pursuit of her career as a writer. This popular classic of a young girl who has just grown up is told with sensitivity and directness by one of the foremost authors of novels of romance.

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s fascinating accounts of the lives and romances of Anne, Emily, and other well-loved characters have achieved long-lasting popularity the world over. Born in 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud showed an early flair for story-telling. She soon began to have her writing published in papers and magazines, and when she died in Toronto in 1942 she had written more than twenty novels and a large number of short stories. Most of her books are set in Prince Edward Island, which she loved very much and wrote of most beautifully. Anne of Green Gables, her most popular work, has been translated into thirty-six languages, made into a film twice, and has had continuing success as a stage play. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s early home at Cavendish, P.E.I., where she is buried, is a much-visited historic site.


(i) [Half-Title Page]

(ii) [Blank]

(iii) [Title Page]

(iv) [Copyright Page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Blank]

(1–262) Chapters 1–27

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




Dedication included.


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

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