Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada 1925-1960

L. M. Montgomery

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Editorial Commentary

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At Five O'Clock in the Morning. Short story. Maclean's Sept. 1914: 8-9, 132-4

The Indecision of Margaret. Short story. Maclean's Jan. 1915: 9-11, 90-92

My Lady Jane. Short story. Maclean's Feb. 1915: 12-14

When Jack and Jill Took a Hand. Short story. Maclean's Mar. 1915: 20-22, 91-4

The Hill and the Valley. Short story. Maclean's Apr. 1915: 28-30

The Girl and the Photograph. Short story. Maclean's May 1915: 36-8

Their Girl Josie. Short story. Maclean's July 1915: 17-19

Victor from Vanquished Issues." Short story. Maclean's Aug. 1915: 17-19

The Twins and a Wedding." Short story. Maclean's Sept. 1915: 22-4, 84

The Letters." Short story. Maclean's Dec. 1915: 23-5, 89-91

By the Grace of Sarah May. Short story. Maclean's Aug. 1916: 27-8

The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily. Short story. Maclean's Jan. 1917: 31-2

Garden of Spices. Short story. Maclean's Mar. 1918: 28-30, 93, 95-6, 98-100

The Tryst of the White Lady. Short story. Maclean's 1 Aug. 1922: 28-9, 52

A Question of Acquaintance. Short story. Maclean's 1 Oct. 1929: 12-13, 81-3

A Dinner of Herbs. Short story. Chatelaine Oct. 1928: 10-11, 50

“It." Short story. Chatelaine Apr. 1929: 21, 56, 58

A House Divided Against Itself. Short story. Canadian Home Journal Mar. 1930: 3-5, 70, 72

The Price. Short story. Chatelaine Mar. 1930: 10-11, 39-42

The Problem of the Teen-Age Girl. Article. Chatelaine Mar. 1931: 9, 32, 37

An Open Letter From a Minister's Wife. Article. Chatelaine Oct. 1931: 8

The House. Short story. Chatelaine May 1932: 10-11, 45

Is this My Anne? Article. Chatelaine Jan. 1935: 18, 22


Petit Hill, Maud. 'The Best Known Woman in Prince Edward Island.' Chatelaine May and June 1928: 8-?; 23, 41-2

Sclanders, Ian. 'Lucy of Green Gables.' Maclean's 15 Dec. 1951

Editorial Commentary

'Another writer famous for her Maritime stories, contributes this month, and one well-known to “Journal" readers, L. M. Montgomery. In her story “The Punishment of Billy," a story for old and young alike, as all L. M. Montgomery stories are, you won't be the least bit disappointed in what happened to this mischievous young nephew.' (Editorial. Canadian Home Journal Feb. 1929: 84)

'Last year, during Canadian Book Week, we were invited to attend a public gathering at Convocation Hall, Toronto. An hour before the time of commencement, the place was packed to the ceiling. Outside, a small army of perspiring policeman were endeavouring to convince hundreds of earnest citizens that, no matter how small they might be they couldn't squeeze in. And of all the expressions of acute disappointment, that heard most frequently was: “I want to see the woman who wrote 'Anne of Green Gables.'" Inside the auditorium, three or four of Canada's most distinguished male poets and authors were given enthusiastic hearing. But it was when L. M. Montgomery (or Mrs. L. M. Macdonald, as she is in private life), stepped to the front of the platform, that one realised who was the main attraction. The creator of Anne could have talked all night had she so desired. Not only because she had written a book of phenomenal appeal, but because she has an ability to interest, born of a rare understanding of human beings. If further evidence be required, turn to page twelve and read “A Question of Acquaintance."' (In the Editor's Confidence. Editorial. Maclean's 1 Oct. 1929: 92)

'L. M. Montgomery, creator of “Anne of Green Gables," that much-loved Canadian heroine, is in this issue with a story to set one thinking – “The Price." As most of us know, L. M. Montgomery is in private life Mrs. MacDonald, of the Manse, Norval, Ontario, although she hails from the Maritimes.' (Editorial by Byrne Hope Sanders in Chatelaine Mar. 1930: 84)

'How many ministers' wives will warm to L. M. Montgomery's open letter in this issue? Mrs. MacDonald, as this far-famed writer is known in private life, is mistress of the Manse, in Norval, Ontario, and through many years of service in Canada knows whereof she speaks. Nellie McClung from the West is going to present in an early issue the opposite viewpoint—that of the women of the congregation. Interesting articles, don't you think?' (Editorial by Byrne Hope Sanders in Chatelaine Oct. 1931: 84)

'I'll be interested in hearing how you like “The House" which is a new kind of story for L. M. Montgomery to write. Her famous novel “Anne of Green Gables" is still a best seller, and her fiction is appearing regularly in Chatelaine. In private life, L. M. Montgomery is Mrs. MacDonald, and she lives in Norval, Ontario.' (Editorial by Byrne Hope Sanders in Chatelaine May 1932: 2)

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