Lucy Maud Montgomery

Novelist, Author

1874 – 1942

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Who was Lucy Maud Montgomery?

Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE, called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and places in the Canadian province became literary landmarks. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.

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Born
Nov 30, 1874
New London, Prince Edward Island
Also known as
  • Lucy M Montgomery
  • L. M. Montgomery
  • L.M. Montgomery
  • Maud Montgomery
  • Maud
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Dalhousie University
  • Prince of Wales College
Lived in
  • Toronto
Died
Apr 24, 1942
Toronto

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