Blythes Are Quoted

Blythes Are Quoted

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The Blythes Are Quoted is the last work of fiction by the internationally celebrated author of Anne of Green Gables. Intended by L.M. Montgomery to be the ninth volume in her bestselling series featuring her beloved heroine Anne - and delivered to her publisher on the very day she died - it has never before been published in its entirety.

This rediscovered volume marks the final word of a writer whose work continues to fascinate readers all over the world.

Adultery, illegitimacy, revenge, murder, and death - these are not the first terms we associate with L.M. Montgomery. But in The Blythes Are Quoted, completed at the end of her life,the author brings topics such as these to the fore.

Intended by Montgomery to be the ninth volume in her bestselling series featuring Anne Shirley Blythe, The Blythes Are Quoted takes Anne and her family a full two decades beyond anything else she published about them, and some of its subject matter is darker than we might expect.

Divided into two sections, one set before and one after the Great War of 1914-1918, it contains fifteen short stories set in and around the Blythes' Prince Edward Island community of Glen St. Mary. Binding these stories are sketches featuring Anne and Gilbert Blythe discussing poems by Anne and their middle son, Walter, who dies as a soldier in the war. By blending together poetry, prose, and dialogue in this way, Montgomery was at the end of her career experimenting with storytelling methods in an entirely new manner.

This publication of Montgomery's rediscovered original work - previously published only in severely abridged form as The Road to Yesterday - invites readers to return to her earlier books with a renewed appreciation and perspective.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Viking Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780670063918
Branch Call Number: FIC Mont
Characteristics: 527p
Additional Contributors: Lefebvre, Benjamin, ed

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paigeiscool
Jul 23, 2011

this book was pretty good. it was nice to find out what happened to the Blythes.

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mcleod007
Jun 23, 2010

I had alrelly read Road To Yesterday. I like This Book better!
A Quoted:

Walter, Thinking: " I Hope I'll Meet A Friend Like That Some Day

A Voice No One Hears: You Will. And His Name Will Be DEATH."

Susan Baker, Thinking: "I Wonder Why I Shivered Just Now. My Old Aunt Lucinda Would Say Someone Was Walking Over My Grave."

I Love Walter Blythes!
I Hete It That He Died!!

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kate2cats
Jan 19, 2010

I had read almost every story in this collection in other collections so I was quite disappointed. I thought they were going to be previously unpublished stories.

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khuang
Jan 06, 2010

I was intrigued to discover this book. And after reading a few vignettes in it, didn't bother to finish it. It definitely isn't in the typical L.M. Montgomery style (which is mentioned in the foreword), it was much darker, and, as such, I didn't find it enjoyable.

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