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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is a sketch that L.M. Montgomery contributed to The Spirit of Canada (1939), a souvenir album published by the Canadian Pacific Railway in honour of the King and Queen of England during their royal visit to Canada in May 1939. For the last two paragraphs, Montgomery drew on an earlier essay, “I Have Come Home,” published in 1936. The sketch is reprinted in full in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print.


Montgomery, L.M. “Prince Edward Island.” In The Spirit of Canada: Dominion and Provinces, a Souvenir of Welcome to H.M. King George VI and H.M. Queen Elizabeth, 16, 18–19. N.p.: Canadian Pacific Railway, 1939.

Also in abridged form as “Abegweit: ‘I Have Come Home’” in The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron, 9. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999.

Also in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, 197–98.

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