This edition of The Blue Castle was published in 1972 by McClelland and Stewart (Toronto), one of five L.M. Montgomery titles released in paperback that year as part of the Canadian Children’s Favourites series, which was quickly renamed Canadian Favourites.
Cover of The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery, published by McClelland and Stewart in 1972 as part of the Canadian Children’s Favourites series (soon renamed Canadian Favourites). Cover artist unidentified.
Canadian Children’s Favourites/Canadian Favourites
Print, trade paperback, 7 7/8” x 5 1/4”, vi + 265 pp.
Back Cover Text
Everybody in the town of Deerwood had relegated twenty-nine-year-old Valancy Stirling to hopeless old maidenhood. Even her own family saw her that way. For years, Valancy had retreated to the blue castle that existed in her fantasies, but when her doctor told her she had only six months to live, she became an outspoken, sparkling girl. Her new daring startled her stodgy old cousins and aunts, took her away from home, and gained her the affections of a young man. And all of these changes in her life were followed by some remarkably good news.
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s fascinating accounts of the lives and romances of Anne, Emily, and other well-loved characters have achieved long-lasting popularity the world over. Born in 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud showed an early flair for story-telling. She soon began to have her writing published in papers and magazines, and when she died in Toronto in 1942 she had written more than twenty novels and a large number of short stories. Most of her books are set in Prince Edward Island, which she loved very much and wrote of most beautifully. Anne of Green Gables, her most popular work, has been translated into thirty-six languages, made into a film twice, and has had continuing success as a stage play. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s early home at Cavendish, P.E.I., where she is buried, is a much-visited historic site.
(i) [Half-Title Page]
(iii) [Title Page]
(iv) [Copyright Page]
(1–265) Chapters 1–45
Copyright (Canada) McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1926
Canadian Children’s Favourites Edition
Copyright McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1972
Reprinted 1974, 1983
Copy of 1983 printing in the site owner’s personal collection. Thanks to Kate Sutherland for date of earlier printing.