MAGIC ISLAND: The Fictions of L M Montgomery ( Lucy Maud writings)

By: Waterston, Elizabeth ( L M [ Lucy Maud ] Montgomery related)

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----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, bumped lower corners, 248 pages, b&w photos of LMM's books, WATERSTON looks at each book separately, -----"L M Montgomery grew up in Prince Edward Island, a real place of politics and potatoes. But it's her fictional island, a richly textured imaginative landscape that has captivated a world of readers since 1908, when ANNE of GREEN GABLES became the first of Montgomery's long string of bestsellers. In this wide-ranging and highly readable book, Elizabeth Waterston uses the term magic to suggest that peculiar, indefinable combination of attributes that unpredictably results in creative genius. Montgomery's intelligence, her drive, and her sense of humour are essential components of this success. Waterston also features what Montgomery called her dream life, a strange inner life of fancy which had always existed side by side with my outer life. This special ability to look beyond the veil, to access vibrant inner vistas, produced deceptively layered fictions out of a life that saw not just its share of both fame and ill fortune, but also what Waterston calls dark passions. A true reader's guide, Magic Island explores the world of L M Montgomery in a way never done before. Each chapter of Magic Island discusses a different Montgomery book, following their progression chronologically. Waterston draws parallels between Montgomery's internal island, her personal life, her professional career, and the characters in her novels. Designed to be read alongside the new biography of Montgomery by Mary Rubio, this is the first book to reinterpret Montgomery's writing in light of important new information about her life. A must-read for any Montgomery fan, Magic Island offers a fresh and insightful look at the world of L M Montgomery and the magic of artistic creation"-----, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: MAGIC ISLAND: The Fictions of L M Montgomery ( Lucy Maud writings)

Author Name: Waterston, Elizabeth ( L M [ Lucy Maud ] Montgomery related)

Illustrator: Anne Gallant Cover Art

Categories: Lucy Maud Montgomery,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Don Mills ( Toronto ), Ontario, Don Mills ( Toronto ), ON: Oxford University Press, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

ISBN Number: 0195430034

ISBN Number 13: 9780195430035

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 143679

Keywords: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables