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Work by Date: 1933

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

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Summary

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)

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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.

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Fool’s Errand (short story)

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

Revised Version: The Road to Yesterday (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1974), 145–53 (abridged). The Blythes Are Quoted, 312–24.

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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.

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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—was published 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 Version: Girl’s Own Paper (London), November 1939, 58, 61, 79–82.

Collected: Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939, 246–54.

Second Revised Version: The Road to Yesterday (Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1974), 1–10 (abridged). The Blythes Are Quoted, 75–87.

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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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