This website acts as the online companion to several projects helmed by leading L.M. Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre.

The L.M. Montgomery Library

Published by University of Toronto Press, The L.M. Montgomery Library is a set of volumes that collects L.M. Montgomery’s extensive periodical work for her worldwide readership in the twenty-first century. This multivolume series affirms Montgomery’s rightful place as one of Canada’s most prolific, imaginative, and beloved literary icons. Each volume is supplemented by a preface, an afterword, and annotations that provide context for all readers. A volume of selected writings, a volume of selected poems, and a volume of selected stories are available now, while volumes of Montgomery’s collected stories and collected poems, organized chronologically, are in progress.

“Lefebvre’s work on these volumes, to say nothing of his other Montgomery-related projects, demonstrates an intellectual curiosity and a commitment to scholarship in early Canadian literature that will guide students and scholars of Montgomery’s work for years to come.”
Ceilidh Hart, Canadian Literature

“In this first volume of ‘The L.M. Montgomery Library,’ Benjamin Lefebvre collects and expertly annotates Montgomery’s non-fiction periodical writing, presenting it as a record of her literary apprenticeship. . . . The thirty-five instalments of her column ‘Around the Table,’ signed ‘Cynthia,’ are enthralling, . . . and A Name for Herself is worth the cover price for these pieces alone.”
Faye Hammill, Times Literary Supplement

“As he did in the three-volume L.M. Montgomery Reader, Benjamin Lefebvre again shows himself to be a skilled and insightful editor. . . . [His] selections reveal Montgomery as a professional writer who deserves a strong and enduring presence in Canadian letters.”
Rita Bode, University of Toronto Quarterly

Available for purchase worldwide from University of Toronto Press

The L.M. Montgomery Reader

A tremendous resource for fans and scholars alike, the three-volume The L.M. Montgomery Reader gathers together a captivating selection of material, much of it recently rediscovered, on the life, work, and critical reception of one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors.

Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Literature from the Association of American Publishers

“The depth of [Lefebvre’s] knowledge results in a work that is as comprehensible as it is comprehensive.”
André Narbonne, American Review of Canadian Studies

“Lefebvre’s overall achievement in this Reader series is a masterful compilation of archival adeptness and exquisite editing that addresses, through collation, crucial source materials for specialists in Canadian literature and history through the iconic personage of Montgomery as she saw herself and as others saw her work.”
Aoife Assumpta Hart, Canadian Literature

“For Montgomery completists, the Reader is irresistible. For those engaged in Montgomery studies or Canadian literature more generally, it is invaluable.”
Anne Furlong, University of Toronto Quarterly

Available for purchase worldwide from University of Toronto Press

Fully Restored Editions