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Shorter Works: 1931

This page lists a selection of shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1931. All items are signed “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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Summary

Short Stories (2)

The Mirror | Some Fools and a Saint

Poems (2)

Success | Secret Knowledge

Miscellaneous Pieces (3)

The ’Teen-Age Girl (essay) | Life Has Been Interesting (memoir) | An Open Letter from a Minister’s Wife (essay)

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The Mirror (short story)

Canadian Home Journal (Toronto), February 1931, 8–9, 79, 81.

Collected: After Many Years: Twenty-One “Long-Lost” Stories, by L.M. Montgomery, selected and edited by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christy Woster (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2017), 225–37.

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The ’Teen-Age Girl (essay)

The Chatelaine (Toronto), March 1931, 9, 32, 37.

Synopsis: This “telling article written for mothers and daughters,” according to its subhead, was published in the March 1931 issue of The Chatelaine, followed seven months later by “An Open Letter from a Minister’s Wife” (see below).

Collected: The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 1: 273–82.

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Life Has Been Interesting (memoir)

By Mrs. L.M. Macdonald (L.M. Montgomery). Canadian Home Journal (Toronto), May 1931, 6.

Synopsis: This article appears in a double-page spread in the May 1931 issue of Canadian Home Journal entitled “Looking Back on Life,” with the following subhead: “Would you if you had the opportunity, make any change in life as you have found it?” Montgomery is one of eight women who wrote an article answering that question.

Collected: The L.M. Montgomery Reader 1: 293–94.

Note: I came across a clipping of this article in a Campbell family scrapbook in Park Corner, Prince Edward Island, while I was working on The L.M. Montgomery Reader. The clipping did not include a source or a date, so I included it in my book with an approximate date of 1933. I found the original article in 2015 while leafing through old issues of Canadian Home Journal at the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library at the University of Toronto.

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Success (poem)

Saturday Night (Toronto), 9 May 1931, 9. Scrapbook 5.

First Line: Come, drain the cup held to our lips at last

Collected: The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987), 114. The Blythes Are Quoted, 253–54.

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Some Fools and a Saint (short story)

The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 20 May 1931, 19–20; 27 May 1931, 19–20, 41; 3 June 1931, 19–20; 10 June 1931, 21–22.

Collected: Among the Shadows: Tales from the Darker Side, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1990), 217–63.

Revised Version: The Blythes Are Quoted, 5–67.

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An Open Letter from a Minister’s Wife (essay)

The Chatelaine (Toronto), October 1931, 8, 53.

Synopsis: This article, a supposedly candid account of the highs and lows of serving in her husband’s congregations, was followed two issues later by Nellie L. McClung’s essay “What Does the Congregation Expect of a Minister’s Wife?”

Reprinted: The Presbyterian Record (Toronto), November 2000, 20–22.

Collected: The L.M. Montgomery Reader 1: 288–92.

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Secret Knowledge (poem)

Maclean’s Magazine (Toronto), 15 October 1931, 42.

First Line: I know not the high things

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Published on 24 November 2023; last updated on 30 December 2023. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.