Shorter Works

Shorter Works: 1933

This page lists a selection of shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1933, the year she published Pat of Silver Bush. All items are signed “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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Overview

Short Stories (3)

Charlotte’s Quest | Fool’s Errand | An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins

Poems (1)

Remembered

Miscellaneous Pieces (1)

The Importance of Beauty in Everything (essay)

Charlotte’s Quest (short story)

The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 4 January 1933, 45; 11 January 1933, 45; 18 January 1933, 45; 25 January 1933, 45. Scrapbook 5.

Collected

Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Rea Wilmshurst (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1988), 13–31.

Fool’s Errand (short story)

The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 22 February 1933, 19, 38. Scrapbook 5.

Revised

The Road to Yesterday (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1974), 145–53 (abridged).

The Blythes Are Quoted, 312–24.

The Importance of Beauty in Everything (essay)

The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 19 July 1933, 5. Scrapbook of Reviews, 395.

Synopsis

Although the title suggests an emphasis on the natural world, in this essay Montgomery advises young readers to consider all their career options, pointing out that too many young people are seeking higher education when they are better suited for different kinds of work.

Collected

The L.M. Montgomery Reader, 1: 295–97.

An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins (short story)

The Family Herald and Weekly Star (Montreal), 2 August 1933, 17, 20. Scrapbook 5.

Synopsis

This short story—about an eight-year-old orphan boy named Timothy who ends up spending an afternoon with a man who introduces himself as Mr. Jenkins—appeared in The Family Herald and Weekly Star, a Montreal farm paper, in 1933 (just two weeks after the publication of “The Importance of Beauty in Everything”). Montgomery then revised the story in two different ways: one in which the protagonist was turned into thirteen-year-old Sally Jane (published in Girl’s Own Paper in London) and one that includes mentions of the Blythe family members (intended for inclusion in The Blythes Are Quoted.

Revised

Girl’s Own Paper (London), November 1939, 58, 61, 79–82.

The Road to Yesterday (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1974), 1–10 (abridged).

The Blythes Are Quoted, 75–87.

Collected

Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939, 246–54 (1933 version).

Remembered (poem)

The Chatelaine (Toronto), September 1933, 30. Scrapbook 5.

First line: “Through the shriek of the city comes to me.”

Collected

The Blythes Are Quoted, 173–74.

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