|Plot Summary of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Volume I: 1889-1910|
|"L.M. Montgomery, the famous Canadian writer, starts a journal in her childhood, determined to write about interesting things, rather than just the weather. This, the fist of five volumes of her journals, details her life at school and her eventual success as a writer. As a child, Montgomery is raised by her grandparents in Prince Edward Island.
When still a child, she visits her father in the Prairies, where he has settled with a new wife. The daughter and new wife find it difficult to co-exist, and Montgomery longs for home. She returns to Prince Edward Island, where she helps her grandparents while pursuing writing in the little spare time she has. She helps in the post office her grandfather runs and even travels to Halifax to work on the newspaper. Prince Edward keeps drawing her home, however.
For some time, she works as a teacher. She finds love in Herman Leard, but class differences keep them apart. Montgomery rejects a few proposals and continues to live with her grandparents. Eventually, her fist book, Anne of Green Gables, is published by an American publishing house, after many rejections. Once she is a successful writer, Montgomery chooses to marry a Presbyterian minister. However, the couple must wait until Montgomery's grandmother no longer needs her."
A. Antonow, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Volume I: 1889-1910|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a teen
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- 19th century
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
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Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book