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Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories: 1904

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Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (1874-1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables (1908). In 1893, following the completion of her grade school education in Cavendish, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. Completing a two year ...more
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Published March 28th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published March 1st 2008)
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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 failing of the length of the tale) but none of them were really strictly unlikable. I wouldn't say that any of the stories really stood out to me, but as a whole I think I enjoyed them more than the p ...more
Timothy Stone
Feb 02, 2014 Timothy Stone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 used in these stories for the first time, so these are, in fact, the original stories, while the Anne stories and others are the later “copies” in terms of plot. That said, without the full developmen ...more
Cordelia Mal
Nov 01, 2015 Cordelia Mal rated it liked it
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 have a big sentiment for her. I have a right. So fuck it.

Let me just say that reading these stories was an interesting experience, because I was doing this in between of some fucked-up, gore stuff like
Please note that the two star rating is NOT meant to be a comment on L.M. Montgomery's wonderful short stories (for the most part, they deserve a four or five star rating), but on the user-unfriendly way in which Dodo Press has presented/published them. When I first became aware of the Dodo Press collection of Montgomery short stories, I was excited, because from the title, it appears as though the stories would be arranged chronologically. However, while the stories contained in the collection ...more
Mar 01, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
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 an entire chapter from Anne of Green Gables, but I don't mind. And wouldn't it be funny if that 'short story' is what prompted all of Anne?

The stories are from 1899 to 1928, and there are certain thr
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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 endings!
May 17, 2011 JoAnn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 29, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
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.
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It seems like some of the stories are repeats from other years, but her stuff is always nice (and predictable).
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911
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