After Anne : a novel of Lucy Maud Montgomery's life / Logan Steiner.
- ISBN: 9780063246454 (paperback)
- ISBN: 0063246457 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 356 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
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|Subject:||Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942 > Fiction.
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A fictional portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables books, reveals her hidden personal challenges, and the shocking decision she made to live as a rural minister's wife instead of being a spinster authoress.
- Baker & Taylor
Paints a portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables books, and the shocking decision she made to live as a rural ministerâs wife instead of being a spinster authoress. Original. 100,000 first printing.
A stunning and unexpected portrait of Lucy Maud Montgomery, creator of one of literatureâs most prized heroines, whose personal demons were at odds with her most enduring legacyâthe irrepressible Anne of Green Gables.
âDear old world,â she murmured, âyou are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.âÂ âL. M. Montgomery,Â Anne of Green Gables, 1908
As a young woman, Maud had dreams bigger than the whole of Prince Edward Island. Her exuberant spirit had always drawn frowns from her grandmother and their neighbors, but she knew she was meant toÂ create, to capture and share the way she saw the world. And the young girl in Maudâs mind became more and more persistent: Here is my story,Â she said.Â Here is how my name should be spelledâAnne with an âe.â
But the day Maud writes the first lines ofÂ Anne of Green Gables, she gets a visit from the handsome new minister in town, and soon faces a decision: forge her own path as a spinster authoress, or live as a rural ministerâs wife, an existence she once called "a synonym for respectable slavery." The choice she makes alters the course of her life.
With a husband whose religious mania threatens their health and happiness at every turn, the secret darkness that Maud herself holds inside threatens to break through the persona she shows to the world, driving an ever-widening wedge between her public face and private self, and putting her on a path towards a heartbreaking end.
Beautiful and moving,Â After AnneÂ reveals Maudâs hidden personal challenges while celebrating what was timeless about her life and artâthe importance of tenacity and the peaceful refuge found in imagination.