Shorter Works

Shorter Works: 1909

This page lists a selection of shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1909, the year she published Anne of Avonlea. All items are signed “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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Overview

Serializations (2)

Anne of Green Gables (The Family Herald and Weekly Star) | Anne of Green Gables (The Housewife)

Short Stories (1)

The Life-Book of Uncle Jesse

Poems (4)

The Sea-Shell | The Poet’s Thought | The Old Home Calls | Before Storm

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The Sea-Shell (poem)

People’s Magazine (New York), February 1909, 275. Scrapbook 8.

First line: “Where the old shores were purple a glossy sea-shell lying.”

Reprinted

Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND), 20 January 1909, 7.

Collected

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 68.

Note

This poem contains the line “A merry lilt o’ moonlight for mermaiden revelry!,” which is quoted in Rilla of Ingleside as being a line from a poem by Walter Blythe.

The Poet’s Thought (poem)

The Canadian Magazine (Toronto), April 1909, 511. Scrapbook 8.

First line: “It came to him in rainbow dreams.”

Collected

The Watchman and Other Poems, 127.

The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987), 153.

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 9.

The Old Home Calls (poem)

The Youth’s Companion (Boston), 1 April 1909, 160.

First line: “Come back to me, little dancing feet that roam the wide world o’er.”

Reprinted

Breckenridge News (Cloverport, KY), 26 May 1909, 3.

Morning News (Wilmington, DE), 11 June 1909, 4.

Omaha (NE) Daily Bee, 11 June 1909, 6.

Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), 14 June 1909, 4.

Detroit Free Press, 20 June 1909, Feature Magazine, 4.

Denver (IN) Tribune, 24 June 1909, 2 (unsigned).

Roann (IN) Clarion, 25 June 1909, 7 (unsigned).

Bedford (IN) Daily Mail, 7 July 1909, 3 (unsigned).

Worth County Index (Northwood, IA), 15 July 1909, 7 (unsigned).

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg), 19 July 1909, 9.

Woman’s Century, 7 June 1921, 2.

Collected

Canadian Poets, chosen and edited by John W. Garvin (Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart, 1916), 358.

Canadian Poets and Poetry, chosen and edited by John W. Garvin (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1916), 358.

The Watchman and Other Poems, 130–31.

Canadian Poets, edited by John W. Garvin (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1926), 234.

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 19.

The Life-Book of Uncle Jesse (short story)

The Housekeeper (Minneapolis), August 1909, 8–9. Scrapbook 12.

Collected

Along the Shore: Tales by the Sea, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (McClelland and Stewart, 1989), 33–47.

Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939, 84–94.

Before Storm (poem)

The Canadian Magazine (Toronto), November 1909, 44. Scrapbook 8.

First line: “There’s a grayness over the harbour like fear on the face of a woman.”

Collected

The Watchman and Other Poems, 18–19.

The Poetry of Lucy Maud Montgomery, selected by John Ferns and Kevin McCabe (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1987), 64.

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 69.

Anne of Green Gables (serialization)

17 instalments. The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 1 December 1909–23 March 1910.

Anne of Green Gables (serialization)

7 instalments. The Housewife (New York), December 1909, 3–5, 17, 26–27; January 1910, 12–13, 20, 23–24; February 1910, 8–9, 17, 22, 24; March 1910, 10–11, 17, third cover page; April 1910, 10–11, 21, third cover page; May 1910, 8–9, 14–15; June 1910, 17, 20, 22.

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