PEI — L. M. Montgomery

September 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Being a fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s writing, and  especially Anne of Green Gables, we couldn’t do the Island trip without stopping at Green Gables in Cavendish. My husband and I had been to the site once before, but my friend, Maryann, experienced the tour for the first time. I’m always eager to learn more about the author.

Being a storyteller, I appreciate Montogmery’s characters, and as a writer and reader, I enjoy her stories. What I find between her writing and her life journals is a huge disconnect in mood.  Her character, Anne, though intense and outgoing, is also cheerful and doesn’t have to learn the same lessons twice. Other writing about Montgomery, and even her journals, portray a love for nature, loyalty to her family, as well as a keen desire to write, as well as some deep sadness and disappointments in her life.

Having read and reviewed Irene Gammel’s  Looking for Anne in 2008, I learned more about the controversy over the source of Anne’s character as well as why this novel was so popular at that time. I won’t spoil it for you. Go ahead and read her books and those written about her. I have yet to finish reading the rest of Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings, by Mary Henley Rubio. According to Benjamin LeFebvre, a scholar of Montgomery studies, there’s new information that had previously not been shared.

For now, here are photos from our tour of that famous Cavendish setting, Green Gables.

One of a number of posters created on the 100th anniversary of publication of Anne of Green Gables.

Green Gables, Cavendish, PEI.  My friend’s first visit there.

“Anne’s room”

In the parlour

A room for sewing and spinning.

The gardens around Green Gables are well kept with tiger lilies and other summer flowers in bloom.

We went for a walk in Lover’s Lane, where it was somewhat cooler on that hot July day, and saw many typical flowers and plants. Maude loved to wander in the woods nearby, a trait shown in Anne as well.

On Lover’s Lane path                                  Signs such as this one  address Maud’s love of nature

More on L M Montgomery later in our travels…


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