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Emily's Quest (Emily #3)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  12,891 Ratings  ·  445 Reviews
Emily knows she's going to be a great writer. She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together. But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal to become an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses. With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love ... as she tries to banish all thoughts ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 1st 1983 by Dell Laurel-Leaf (first published 1927)
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Emily I wouldn't recommend it. The books are chronological and there is very little explanation in Emily's Quest about the things that have happened in the…moreI wouldn't recommend it. The books are chronological and there is very little explanation in Emily's Quest about the things that have happened in the two previous books. (less)

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Aug 08, 2010 Kate rated it really liked it
This is the third and final book of a lesser-known series by the author of Anne of Green Gables. The Anne books are more popular, but the Emily books are deeper and darker, and some of my favorite young adult literature. Like Anne, Emily is an orphan, and goes to live with conservative relations. The three books chart her coming of age, her college years and her professional endeavors, and are excellently written. Emily is a character of ups and downs -- people who dismiss L.M. Montgomery as a f ...more
Stephanie Sun
"Well, I never could have believed that a pack of lies could sound as much like the real truth as that book does."

Like the handsome, ambitious boys-next-door that L.M. Montgomery's heroines love to love, Emily Byrd Starr had the bald luck of getting there first. She is the author avatar for me, and I will accept no substitutes until the day I die: Nate Zuckerman, Grady Tripp, Charlie Citrine, Harriet Vane, Briony Tallis, Stephen Daedalus, Buddy Glass, Leo Gursky, Tom Healy... it was fun, but you
Feb 20, 2015 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading Emily of New Moon I began to have an idea of why I've never loved and spent time with Emily Byrd Starr as I have with Anne Shirley or Pat Gardiner. I began to suss it out then, but I loved the book and it still seemed strange to me. With Emily Climbs it began to seem clearer – that dark streak running through it, I said, and left it at that. But it is only on finishing Emily's Quest that I fully understand – and that is partly because I know, on closing this book, I will be leaving it cl ...more
Jennis Andelin
Mar 08, 2012 Jennis Andelin rated it it was ok
This was the worst of the whole series. It was dark and depressing the whole time. The plot was really sad, and all through this book I just HATED Ilse. She was portrayed as a shallow, silly girl with no feelings for Emily or Teddy. She's obsessed with something the whole time. I liked the first two because of Emily and Ilse's good friendship. They both trust and stick up for each other. However, in the third, it seems as though she doesn't care for anything or anyone. And it's weird how Emily a ...more
Sep 02, 2016 Emily rated it it was amazing
I know in my heart that I cannot adequately express how I feel about this book.

The series as a whole is amazing. I have never read a story where I so wholly absorbed a character's feelings as I did Emily Starr's. And I must say, the final book in the trilogy broke my heart over, and over, and over. I felt so much anguish over this book.

But L.M. Montgomery done something special. Reading this alongside Anne of Green Gables, it is evident how much her writing has evolved since the Anne series (190
Jan 20, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Poor Emily. Poor, poor Emily. I picked up this book again last night, meaning to read a few chapters over dinner, and found myself ripping right through it again, back in PEI with silly, proud, devastating Emily.

This book guts me every time, probably because I am also a writer who has experienced major depression. Emily's Quest is one of the most honest, accurate depictions of the illness I've ever read, and gave me, as a child and adolescent, if not a name for what I was experiencing, then at l
Jun 07, 2016 Laurence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dec 05, 2014 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh, God, Emily, shut up.

I am only giving this two stars because I'm really proud of Emily for writing and gaining success with her short stories, and eventually, a novel! She works so hard, and goes through a lot of struggles (late, depressing nights, being on death's door, etc.). But damn, girl, your love life is a mess, and you are making it so.

(1) Dean. And **SPOILERS** (Though I guess the novel thing was already a spoiler, but if you didn't know that was happening, that's a bit more on you.
Mar 03, 2010 Leslie rated it liked it
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Nov 26, 2011 Kate rated it it was ok
Emily's Quest was just so incredibly depressing and frustrating, I really found it difficult to read with any pleasure. The misunderstandings between Emily and Teddy (and Ilse) are so very obvious, and could have been so easily sorted out. Instead, the creepy Dean Priest steps in and persuades Emily to marry him after she is badly hurt in an accident (which Priest unwittingly precipitated, but then used to his advantage).

The final third of the book was the hardest to read as the misunderstanding
Apr 12, 2010 Adrian rated it it was ok
After two strong books, L.M. Montgomery ruins the finish in this book. People do horrible things to her and break her heart, and she finishes as a very weak version of herself. I can only take so many "miscommunications" as plot devices, and this story has a few too many. Also, we are presented with the fact that Emily loves only Teddy Kent, and can't possibly marry anyone else, but in spite of the fact that Emily really is a well written character, we know very little about Teddy Kent, and so i ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Emily's Quest (Emily of New Moon #3), L.M. Montgomery
عنوان: امیلی و جست و جو - کتاب سوم از سه گانه امیلی؛ نویسنده: لوسی مود مونتگمری؛ مترجم: سارا قدیانی؛ تهران، قدیانی، 1394، در 352 ص؛ شابک: 9786002514035؛
May 29, 2010 Danielle rated it really liked it
This was probably my least favorite of the three books. That being said, it was completely necessary for the course of the story to play out. This book is more full of mental hardship than previous books (Emily is growing up after all), which makes for a more difficult read. Not that difficult is bad, but after coming to love such a vibrant, positive character and then see that character mentally anguished for some period of time. No one wants to see someone they care about in pain, and I defini ...more
Jan 24, 2011 Kerith rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
[close] I've given the third of Montgomery's Emily books four stars simply for nostalgia's sake, since it was actually the first one I read. Yet as I read through these again and again, I find this third one to be the darkest and most depressing. Emily has given up a chance to work in publishing in the U.S. to stay at New Moon and write -- while this is her choice (and the author's) what a book that would have made, to see Emily in the world!

Plus the author makes the years pass by like fluid an
Jan 18, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
She was sitting at her open window. The night outside was like a dark, heavy, perfumed flower. An expectant night -- a night when things intended to happen. Very still. Only the loveliest of muted sounds-- the faintest whisper of trees, the airiest sigh of wind, the half-heard, half-felt moan of the sea.

"Oh, beauty!" whispered Emily, passionately, lifting her hands to the stars. "What would I have done without you all these years?"

This is the third, and my favorite, of the Emily books. I'll miss
Apr 21, 2008 Andrea rated it did not like it
This book is painful. Why do they all torture themselves??? My advice is read the last chapter first. Then you can have your happy ending to the other two books. At that point you can decide if you even want to know what happened in the first of the book. You may be better off not knowing.
Jul 13, 2011 Allie rated it it was ok
Shelves: classic-ya
Oh man... where to even begin with this book? Let's just say that it was an excruciating read at times. I'm so glad that I was allowed to rant out my immediate reaction to this book to a friend because otherwise I don't think I could write such a composed review. I went into this book with such hopes, and I think it was that above all else that made this an unsatisfactory read. So far I had adored reading Emily's growth as a person and as a writer through her dealings with the Murray clan and he ...more
Oct 14, 2014 Martin rated it did not like it
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I did have certain qualms about this one, not to say I didn't love it, but ultimately it was my least favorite of the trilogy. The beginning half was pretty bleak, but I suppose growing up usually is. The end wrapped up pretty nicely, but as Emily grew I really wanted her to keep that whimsicle, dreamlike outlook on life. I also wanted more mystery with the missing diamond, I feel like Lucy Maud kind of rushed through that bit. All in all it was a lovely triology that I will keep close to my hea ...more
Aug 04, 2016 Kata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, classics, 2016
Never thought this Emily series could be so dark and sad but I love how desperate this made me feel. It captured perfectly the growing pains of a young woman. Adult life seems so much more exiting and fun when you are young and when everything is still open.
Jan 26, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
Seriously, this book was giving me vapors. I was yelling at it a lot of the time, like NO THAT CAN'T HAPPEN!
And then it ended OK. Whew. :)
Dec 14, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
L.M. Montgomery's books are comfort reads, but yet I must admit that I was a bit restless, can I say a little bored? I enjoyed the trilogy as a whole, but I felt that this last book was not really needed, in that it could have been told in two books.
The Emily trilogy is similar to the Anne books, with some differences. They are well written and I am glad I read them.
Mar 15, 2008 Marie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 05, 2010 Emily rated it liked it
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May 20, 2015 Kristy rated it really liked it
My least favorite of the three Emily books, now that I've read them all about seven times. We have to have this book because it winds up the love story, but it takes us briefly through some harrowing, depressing events to get there. No one dies, but it's rough. Scratch that. People die, all right, but Emily doesn't. I still love Emily's story even though, as an adult, I no longer believe it's a good story for me to read. I don't need any more encouragement to judge, be introverted, and stay away ...more
Another wonderful book by Lucy Maud Montgomery. What an underrated writer, it's a shame, there are millions of readers, especially young readers, that would love these beautiful books. Emily's Quest is the third and final book in the series, Emily of New Moon. Emily Byrd Starr is just as precocious and loveable as Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables. But she is more serious minded and determined than Anne, and reading of her ups and downs, her hopes and dreams, and her undying love of Teddy, h ...more
Jun 28, 2009 Chelsea rated it it was ok
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Jan 29, 2012 Rosalba rated it liked it
Shelves: lm-montgomery
It was a good read, although it's, for me, the weakest in the Emily trilogy. I felt sad and frustrated with Emily's pining for Teddy but being prevented from revealing her true feelings because of pride, and I felt annoyed with Teddy for not being straightforward. And just when they were finally together.... the book stops abruptly, as though L. M. Montgomery was in a terrible hurry to finish the book and be over with. I was pleased with the happy ending, but: what's to become of New Moon? And a ...more
Mar 20, 2016 Eleanor rated it really liked it
Things get quite dark for Emily in the final volume. Apart from misunderstandings and the pains of rejection, both literary and personal, she is burdened with a best friend who is quite appallingly self-centred, selfish and lacking any understanding of Emily. It all comes right at the end of course, but only just! Some interesting studies of people who claim to love but who are pathologically possessive and jealous. I was left wondering whether Montgomery had someone like this in her life.

Feb 09, 2015 Huy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuốn cuối cùng trong series Emily cũng là cuốn sách ngọt ngào lãng mạn nhất, thậm chí có phần hơi "sến". Thế nhưng Emily vẫn là một nhân vật thú vị và giàu sức hút. Dù đã là thiếu nữ, cô vẫn luôn giữ được sự kiêu hãnh cũng như niềm đam mê của mình. Và chắc chắn tôi sẽ không bao giờ quên được Emily, với hình ảnh một cô bé cũng như một thiếu nữ.
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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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