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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery

Cover image for The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, by Catherine Reid

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery is a trade book by Catherine Reid published by Timber Press in April 2018.

From the Dust Jacket

In this remarkable visit to Prince Edward Island, Catherine Reid introduces the people and places that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to create the cherished saga of Anne Shirley and Green Gables.

Montgomery’s journals, scrapbooks, and hand-colorized photography—along with archival images and spectacular new photographs—transport you to the landmarks immortalized in Anne of Green Gables. Explore the idyllic countryside of Prince Edward Island. Learn the fascinating similarities between the lives of Montgomery and her beloved character. As compelling as Montgomery’s fiction, this story of the landscapes she loved and how they influenced her writing is sure to delight Anne enthusiasts worldwide.


This Island Is the Bloomiest Place: An Introduction (10–21)

Kindred Orphans: The Lives of Maud Montgomery and Anne Shirley (24–58)

The Loveliest Spot on Earth: Prince Edward Island Then and Now (62–103)

Something More Poetical: The Scope of Two Imaginations (106–43)

Emerald Screens: Maud’s and Anne’s Favorite Gardens (146–80)

A World with Octobers: The Seasons of Prince Edward Island (184–223)

That Great and Solemn Wood: A Writer’s Life (226–50)

Resources (254–58)

Notes (260–67)

Acknowledgments (268–69)

Photo and Illustration Credits (271–72)

Index (273–79)


Author: Catherine Reid
Publisher: Timber Press (Portland, OR)
Date: 2018
Format: Jacketed hardcover
Trim: 7.5” x 10.2”
Pagination: 279 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-60469-789-6

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