Daily Archives for: March 3rd, 2018

L.M. Montgomery

L.M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, was a novelist and short story writer best known for the Anne of Green Gables series.

When she was not yet two years old her mother died of tuberculosis, and her father left her to be raised by her grandparents. Strict Presbyterians who ran the Cavendish post office, they provided a stable home for restless, imaginative Maud.

Maud started writing on scraps of paper when she was just a girl, and would eventually draw upon the beautiful Prince Edward Island habitat for the adventures of Anne Shirley. Read More→

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: A Synopsis and View from the 19th Century

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 – 1851), the British author, is best known for the classic thriller, Frankenstein. In the summer of 1814, Mary, at age 17, ran off to Europe with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

There she joined his literary circle, which included Lord Byron. The events that inspired the creation of the tale took place during the couple’s sojourn in Italy. It was published in 1818, when Mary was barely 21 years old.

You can read in Mary Shelley’s own words how she, a sheltered young woman, came to write one of the most haunting tales of all time. Read More→

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