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Emily's Quest (Emily #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  14,289 Ratings  ·  526 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 o ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 5th 1998 by Seal Books (first published 1927)
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Rebekah Clark Probably a little late, but... There is a little swearing in it, but nothing dirty. It's definitely darker in tone than some of L.M. Montgomery's…moreProbably a little late, but... There is a little swearing in it, but nothing dirty. It's definitely darker in tone than some of L.M. Montgomery's other books, but probably fine for a preteen.(less)
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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Kate
May 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Emily's Quest (Emily of New Moon #3), L.M. Montgomery
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هجدهم ماه ژانویه سال 2016 میلادی
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؛
سه رمان: کتاب یک: امیلی در نیومن، کتاب دوم: امیلی و صعود؛ و کتاب سوم: امیلی و جست و جو، داستان امیلی را از کودکی و مدرسه امیلی و رشد نمادین او در راه موفقیت در نویسندگی دنبال میکند. کتاب دوم و سوم جریانهای عاشقانه-ی زندگی امیلی را بیشتر دنبال
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Helene Jeppesen
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This conclusion to the Emily trilogy was in my opinion the best book in this series. Emily fascinated me because she made some questionable decisions that I didn't immediately understand, but as the story continued I grew to understand and appreciate her.
This series has all in all been such a great surprise to me because it beats "Anne of Green Gables" in so many ways. We get a main character who develops, who has hopes and who grows up over the span of three books. Emily goes from being a youn
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Jennis Andelin
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
Tracey
Aug 17, 2008 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
Emily
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jessica
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Laurence R.
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS BOOK.
Michelle
May 21, 2014 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.
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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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