Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery : The Gift of Wings

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Mary Henley Rubio has spent over two decades researching Montgomery's life, and has put together a comprehensive and penetrating picture of this Canadian literary icon, all set in rich social context. Extensive interviews with people who knew Montgomery - her son, maids, friends, relatives, all now deceased - are only part of the material gathered in a journey to understand Montgomery that took Rubio to Poland and the highlands of Scotland. <br>From Montgomery's apparently idyllic childhood in Prince Edward Island to her passion-filled adolescence and young adulthood, to her legal fights as world-famous author, to her shattering experiences with motherhood and as wife to a deeply troubled man, this fascinating, intimate narrative of her life will engage and delight.

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  • Hardback | 684 pages
  • 165.1 x 238.76 x 45.72mm | 1,065.94g
  • Doubleday Canada
  • Canada
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0385659830
  • 9780385659833
  • 559,753

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"Rubio deftly paints the portrait of a multitasking modern woman with an amazing work ethic. The biography soars with the energy of its title, but delves even deeper into Montgomery's dark side."<br>-- "The Globe and Mail<br>"<br>"A poignant story about a real family.... The result of Rubio's research is pure Canadian Gothic: a story of sexual repression, class conflict and family secrets."<br>-- "The Gazette "(Montreal)<br><br>"Absolutely gripping ... nothing short of brilliant, an un-put-downable read, and a wonderful examination of this troubled woman's tragic life."<br>-- "Ottawa Citizen<br>"<br>"Magisterial.""<br>"-- "National Post"

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About Mary Henley Rubio

Mary Henley Rubio is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. She co-edited The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery (five volumes, 1985-2004), co-authored Writing a Life: L.M. Montgomery, and edited Harvesting Thistles: The Textual Garden of L.M. Montgomery. Her most recent book is the Norton Critical Edition of Anne of Green Gables.

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