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The Woods in Summer

The Woods in Summer is the second of four nature essays by L.M. Montgomery outlining the four seasons in the woods, published in The Canadian Magazine of Toronto throughout 1911; it was preceded by “Spring in the Woods” and followed by “The Woods in Autumn” and “The Woods in Winter.” Montgomery would later draw on excerpts from these four essays for descriptive passages that she inserted into nearly all her novels written in Ontario. The four essays appear as “[Seasons in the Woods]” in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (2013).


Montgomery, L.M. “The Woods in Summer.” The Canadian Magazine (Toronto), September 1911, 399–402.

Also as part of “[Seasons in the Woods]” in The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print, 73–97.

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