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Further Chronicles of Avonlea

L. M. Montgomery

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Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea.It includes a number of stories relating to the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .e of them, if you would come over here and sit by me."

Rachel went unhesitatingly. When she reached him he pulled her down on his knee, and she liked it.

"What a nice little craft you are," he said. "Do you suppose, now, that you could give me a kiss?"

As a rule, Rachel hated kissing. She could seldom be prevailed upon to kiss even her uncles—who knew it and liked to tease her for kisses until they aggravated her so terribly that she told them she couldn't bear men. But now she promptly put her arms about this strange man's neck and gave him a hearty smack.

"I like you," she said frankly.

She felt his arms tighten suddenly about her. The blue eyes looking into hers grew misty and very tender. Then, all at once, Rachel knew who he was. He was her father. She did not say anything, but she laid her curly head down on his shoulder and felt a great happiness, as of one who . . . Read More

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Although I adore Lucy Maud Montgomery and consider her a perennial favourite, this collection of short stories (her Further Chronicles of Avonlea has never managed to achieve this exalted status for me. True, many of the presented offerings are as sweet and as poignant as ever and some even rate amongst...more

Another wonderful collection of charming Avonlea short stories, ranging from the humorous to melodramatic, and every bit as enticing and delightful as the first book, Chronicles of Avonlea. I was going to give it a full 5, but the last few stories weren’t quite so good as the rest, and I was a te...more

This is probably my least favourite of Montgomery's collections, although apparently these were stories rejected from Chronicles of Avonlea, which at least explains why some of them simply aren't up to her usual standards. Below is an overview of my brief thoughts on each story after reading them...more

In general, the same remarks I made about Chronicles of Avonlea apply to Further Chronicles of Avonlea. The stories are generally enjoyable little vignettes in the life of Avonlea.

However, there is one exception. The last story, "Tannis of the Flats", is so racist as to be unbearable. Here's the int...more

Deeply adorable. I suppose there's a certain sameness to the various Avonlea shorts, but as it's a sameness I find comforting and comfortable, I can't bring myself to mind. There's something wonderfully domestic about these stories, in their small scale, in the attention they pay to women's lives...more

Oh my do I have opinions on this short story collection. Some of the stories were very sweet, and fun to read. "Aunt Cynthia’s Persian Cat" was fun and silly; "The Materializing of Cecil" was probably my favorite of the bunch. Most of the stories were fine. But two in particular did not age well....more

I didn't come up with too many expectations for these stories, since I read other reviews that said they were not as good as the first Chronicles. So, to my surprise, they were really quite good. Most of them, at least. I liked Her Father's Daughter and The Son of Her Mother best of all, but The Brother Who Failed, The Lit...more

WILDLY uneven. So uneven that I'm doing mini-reviews to attempt to figure out how to actually rate this thing.

Aunt Cynthia’s Persian Cat
An eccentric Aunt asks her nieces to look after her finicky Persian cat and hijinks (and ROMANCE) ensue! Fun, sweet, slightly silly: peak Montgomery. 4 sta.../>Aunt

"I guess," said Aunt Isabel, aside to the little school teacher, as she wiped the tears from her keen old eyes, "that there's a kind of failure that's the best success."
-- The Brother Who Failed

Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920, L. C. Page & Co.), second in the Chronicles of Avonlea series by L. M. Montgomery, is a c.../>Further

The worst things about this book, in ascending order of offensiveness:

1. There is a story told by Anne, in first person. You should NEVER do this. Also, it lacked any of the sparkle that such a visit to her interior would necessitate.

2. There is a story where a dude takes...more

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