This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Emily Starr Trilogy: Emily of New Moon + Emily Climbs + Emily's Quest (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
The author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, created another and better-known representative of Canadian girlhood in "Anne of Green Gables" and all the subsequent Anne books, but Emily was closer to her own heart. Like Anne, Emily is a strong-minded, gifted, imaginative child, left alone and unprotected in a harsh world, who is taken in by adults who are at least initially cold and unloving. Both girls grow up amid the beauties of Prince Edward Island, both keenly sensitive to natural splendors and highly fanciful, not to say occasionally precious, about assigning names to lakes and trees and identifying spirits and fairies in their surroundings. Anne is an original and spunky girl, with a certain amount of talent for writing verses and romantic tales, but Emily is a writer.
In the celebrated Emily trilogy, of which Emily of New Moon is the first volume, Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island. The twin threads of bright and dark, love and cruelty, hope and despair intertwine in a pattern as significant as it is enduring.
In the second volume, Emily Climbs, Lucy Maud Montgomery traces the often stormy course of Emily Starr’s life as she moves from the world of childhood into that of school and adolescence.
Emily's Quest is the last of the Emily trilogy. After finishing Emily Climbs, Montgomery suspended writing Emily's Quest and published The Blue Castle; she resumed writing and published in 1927.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942), was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays.
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A very wonderful story
I've always loved this series the best. I've read it multiple times, and it never gets old. Everyone should read it.
5 stars for the actual book; 2 for this edition
I grew up with the Emily trilogy and she has remained my favorite single literary character (I'm now 44). It is fantastic to have these beloved books on my phone. My main complaint - and if you've read these books before you'll know it's a big complaint - is that the new edition has removed all the italics! L.M.Montgomery used italics for emphasis, to lend a conversational quality to the text. In the story, Emily is even chided for her over-use of italics by Mr. Carpenter! How can this make sense to the reader if the reader is never allowed to experience the italics?! The lack of emphasizing italics also changes the way sentences "sound" in the mind of the reader. I think it is a real shame that they have been eliminated and would welcome an update returning them to their rightful place!
My other complaint is similar: the editors have removed most of Emily's misspelled words in her early writing. This added character, and helped the reader relate to Emily as a child. These may seem like "little" changes but they are unnecessary and detract from the beauty and charm of the original version. Editors, trust the author - she knew what she was doing!!
Emily Starr Trilogy
I found this to be a very beautiful and well written book. L.M. Montgomery has a stirring use of words. The resolution of the last book was played out a little to long, but still it ended well. I highly recommend this book. L.M. Montgomery has proven that she can bring to life more than Anne Shirley.