Chronicles of Avonlea

L. M. Montgomery

Grace Conlin (Narrator)

08-01-96

6hrs 41min

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08-01-96

6hrs 41min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“Moving in the gentle pace of another era, the characters—proud old ladies, young girls in love, sprightly old men, bashful swains—nevertheless have a dignity and solidity. An all-time sentimental favorite.” Kirkus Reviews

Listeners will be thrilled to know that Anne Shirley does appear in these wonderful stories of Avonlea and Spencervale. In fact, page one starts off with Anne curled up on the window seat of Theodora Dix's sitting-room, where Anne spent a fortnight of her vacation.

However, most of the people who appear in this book are new to listeners of the Anne books. There are Ludovic and Theodora, Felix Moore and his grandfather, Little Joscelyn and Aunty Nan, Old Man Shaw's Blossom, and many others, all delightfully drawn with Lucy Montgomery's unique talent of insightful description.

All the charm of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea can be found in this gently sentimental and humorous book.

Praise

“Moving in the gentle pace of another era, the characters—proud old ladies, young girls in love, sprightly old men, bashful swains—nevertheless have a dignity and solidity. An all-time sentimental favorite.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 1996
Release Date August 1, 1996
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Avonlea Chronicles
Release Date Machine 838857600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Children's Books, Geography & Cultures, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Evergreen Classics, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
L. M. Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30th, 1874, in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although she lived during a time when few women received a higher education, Lucy attended Prince Wales College in Charlottestown, PEI, and then Dalhousie University in Halifax. At seventeen she went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to write for a newspaper, the Halifax Chronicle, and for its evening edition, the Echo. But Lucy returned to live with her grandmother in Cavendish, PEI, where she taught and contributed stories to magazines. It was this experience, along with the lives of her farmer and fisherfolk neighbors, that came alive when she wrote her Anne books, beginning with Anne of Green Gables (1908). Anne of Green Gables brought her overnight success and international recognition. It was followed by eight other books about Anne and Avonlea, as well as a number of other delightful novels, including her Emily series, which began in 1923 with Emily of New Moon. But it is her delightful heroine Anne Shirley, praised by Mark Twain as “the most moving and delightful child of fiction since the immortal Alice,” who remains a popular favorite throughout the world. She and her husband, the Rev. Ewen MacDonald, eventually moved to Ontario. Lucy Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.

Narrator Bio
Grace Conlin

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.

Overview

Listeners will be thrilled to know that Anne Shirley does appear in these wonderful stories of Avonlea and Spencervale. In fact, page one starts off with Anne curled up on the window seat of Theodora Dix's sitting-room, where Anne spent a fortnight of her vacation.

However, most of the people who appear in this book are new to listeners of the Anne books. There are Ludovic and Theodora, Felix Moore and his grandfather, Little Joscelyn and Aunty Nan, Old Man Shaw's Blossom, and many others, all delightfully drawn with Lucy Montgomery's unique talent of insightful description.

All the charm of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea can be found in this gently sentimental and humorous book.

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