Shorter Works

Shorter Works: 1891

This page lists all known shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1891. All items appeared under the signature “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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Overview

In 1891, L.M. Montgomery published five shorter works, two of which had to do with her return from Saskatchewan to Prince Edward Island: two poems (“June” and “Farewell”), an essay (“The Wreck of the ‘Marco Polo’”), and two sketches (“A Western Eden” and “From Prince Albert to P.E. Island”).

The Wreck of the “Marco Polo” (essay)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery. Montreal Daily Witness, 5 March 1891, 2. Scrapbook 7 (“Written March 1890 / Published February 1891 / In Montreal Witness”).

Synopsis

This essay narrates a shipwreck that occurred on the Cavendish beach in 1883, the summer after Montgomery’s eighth birthday. Montgomery submitted it to a nationwide young people’s writing competition in the Montreal Daily Witness, and although it did not win a prize (as reported in some of her obituaries), it appeared in that newspaper and again a week later in the Charlottetown Daily Patriot.

Reprinted

Daily Patriot (Charlottetown), 11 March 1891, 1 (as “The Wreck of the Marco Polo”).

Collected

The Years before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (n.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 33–36.

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album, compiled by Kevin McCabe, edited by Alexandra Heilbron (Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1999), 61–62 (excerpted as “The Wreck of the Marco Polo”).

A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 5–10.

June! (poem)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery. Daily Patriot (Charlottetown), 12 June 1891, 4. Scrapbook 7.

First line: “‘Wake up,’ the robins warble.”

Collected

The Years before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (n.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 47–48.

The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987), 140–41.

A Western Eden (sketch)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery. Prince Albert Times and Saskatchewan Review, 17 June 1891, 4. Scrapbook 7.

Synopsis: This sketch of Saskatchewan appeared while an adolescent Montgomery lived with her father and her stepmother in Prince Albert.

Reprinted

Manitoba Daily Free Press (Winnipeg), 4 July 1891, 3 (signed Lucy Ward Montgomery).

Collected

The Years before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (n.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 37–40, 47.

A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 11–16.

Farewell (poem)

By Lucy Maud Montgomery. The Saskatchewan (Prince Albert, SK), 2 September 1891, 1. Scrapbook 7.

First line: “Sunset: and all the distant hills are shrouded.”

Collected

The Years before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (n.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 49–51.

The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987), 132–34.

From Prince Albert to P.E. Island (sketch)

Daily Patriot (Charlottetown), 31 October 1891, 1–2. Scrapbook 7.

Synopsis

This sketch details Montgomery’s trip, by train and by ship, that she undertook at the age of sixteen as she returned from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

Collected

The Years before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger (n.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974), 52–59.

A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 17–26.

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“Shorter Works: 1891.” L.M. Montgomery Online, https://lmmonline.org/shorter-works/shorter-works-1891/.