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Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories - Volume 3

L. M. Montgomery

Book Overview: 

Along with her novels, Lucy Maude Montgomery was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942. Here is the collection of stories from 1904.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Elizabeth had married James Sheldon in the face of the most decided opposition on the part of her family. Sheldon was a handsome, shiftless ne'er-do-well, without any violent bad habits, but also "without any backbone," as the Ingelows declared. "There is sometimes hope of a man who is actively bad," Charlotte Ingelow had said sententiously, "but who ever heard of reforming a jellyfish?"

Elizabeth and her husband had gone west and settled on a prairie farm in Manitoba. She had never been home since. Perhaps her pride kept her away, for she had the Ingelow share of that, and she soon discovered that her family's estimate of James Sheldon had been the true one. There was no active resentment on either side, and once in a long while letters were exchanged. Still, ever since her marriage, Elizabeth had been practically an outsider and an alien. As the years came and went the Ingelows at home remembered only at long intervals that they had a sister on the western pra. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I stated in my review of L. M. Montgomery's short story collection published in the years 1902-1903, that the work suffered from two much commonality with all of her other stories. The stories came across as cliched, and boring. To some extent, this was unfair of me, as the various story ideas were

Simple beautiful stories. I could only read a few stories at a time due to their sugar content, but they made me feel happy with the world.

An easy read, enjoyable and simple. You can see the Anne-esque tones in Montgomery's short stories, and you almost feel that these were her practice runs, leading up to the Anne series. On stressful days, there is nothing better than reading a couple of these short stories - they always have happy e

L.M. Montgomery is a genius. Probably many people have said that, but I mean it. I've been absorbing all her short stories over the past four days, and though I like the 'him-her' ones best, they're all fantastic.

In the later ones there's hints of Anne's House of Dreams and Anne of Avonlea, and even

This was an absolutely wonderful collection of feel good short stories that will leave your heart warmed after every tale.

Nothing beats a little L M Montgomery when one wants or needs to be uplifted. Her stories are simple and somewhat contrived, but still leave me in a better mood.

Overall, the 1904 stories were better than those in the 1902-1903 collection; while there was still some predictability, a few of the concepts were more original. As is common failing among short stories, some of the characters seem shallow (both as a personal failing in the character, as well as a

Montgomery’s work always have this unusual ability to take me out of whatever I am doing, out of this work, and transfer to a completely different one. Her books and stories may be a tad simple, sometimes too sugary, but Lucy Maud Montgomery is in a big part responsible for my love for books, so I h

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