978-1-77244-040-9Anne's house of dreams

L.M. Montgomery • Annotated edition


Anne of Green Gables—newly married to doctor Gilbert Blythe— settles in the village by the sea of Glen St Mary, PEI, where she befriends the enigmatic and unforgettably beautiful Leslie Moore. 
Glen St Mary is a fascinating community with eccentric, unpredictable characters, from the sharp-tongued Cornelia Bryant to the great humanist and storyteller, Captain Jim Boyd. Montgomery’s depiction of life in this village includes haunting descriptions of the land- and seascape, in which a series of human tragedies and comedies unfold. Anne’s House of Dreams is perhaps the most personal of Montgomery’s novels, reflecting events and experiences she recorded in her private journals .
This Rock’s Mills Press edition includes the following features:


  • Introduction exploring the novel in the context of the newly published edition of L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals: The Ontario Years , 1911 –1917

  • New notes, unique to this edition, explaining such terms as the shadow of Venus, Abegweit, and “Old Scratch”; and historical notes elucidating topics like the failed bank of PEI and the 1917 Wartime Elections Act

  • Reproductions of original photography showing locations that scholars believe may have inspired the novel 


L.M. MONTGOMERY, OBE (1874–1942) wrote 20 books in her life, including Rilla of Ingleside (1921) and Emily of New Moon (1923). She also wrote a series of journals from the age of fifteen to the end of her life.


ISBN 978-1-77244-040-9  • 207 pages  • 5.5 x 8.5  • paperback • 2015  • new introduction by Jen Rubio • new annotation unique to this edition • 5 b/w photographs



Also by L.M. Montgomery:

 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 1916

Today I finished "Anne's House of Dreams." I never wrote a book in so short a time and amid so much strain of mind and body. Yet I rather enjoyed writing it and I think it isn't too bad a piece of work. I am glad it is done however. It has taken a lot out of me. 


from The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomert: The Ontario Years, 1911-1917