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“I Dwell among My Own People”

“I Dwell among My Own People” is an essay by L.M. Montgomery published in an unidentified periodical around 1921 and reprinted in 1925. In it, she responds to questions she receives from readers about her choices as a writer and proclaims her intention to continue writing about ordinary citizens in Prince Edward Island. The essay is reprinted in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print.


Montgomery, L.M. “‘I Dwell among My Own People.’” Unidentified and undated clipping (ca. 1921), in “Scrapbook of Reviews from Around the World Which L.M. Montgomery’s Clipping Service Sent to Her,” compiled by L.M. Montgomery, 195. L.M. Montgomery Collection, Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph archives.

Also, with minor variations and by Lucy M. Montgomery, in Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg), 7 December 1925, 6. Also in Victoria (BC) Daily Times, 12 December 1925, 17.

Also in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, 182–84.

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