Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud)

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Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud)

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(born Nov. 30, 1874, Clifton, P.E.I., Can.—died April 24, 1942, Toronto, Ont.) Canadian novelist. She worked as a teacher and journalist before achieving worldwide success with Anne of Green Gables (1908). The sentimental story of a spirited orphan girl, it drew on her childhood experiences and the rural life of her native Prince Edward Island. Six sequels, following Anne through motherhood, were less successful. Montgomery also produced another series of juvenile books, several collections of stories, and two books for adults.

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