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Chronicles of Avonlea  
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Cover of Seal Books 1987 edition
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Country Canada
Language English
Series Anne of Green Gables
Genre(s) Short stories
Publication date 1912
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 236 pp
ISBN NA
Followed by Further Chronicles of Avonlea

Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features a number of stories relating to the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea, and was first published in 1912.

The book is dedicated: "To the memory of MRS WILLIAM A. HOUSTON, a dear friend who has gone beyond."

Contents

Stories

  1. "The Hurrying of Ludovic", in which Anne Shirley manages the proposal of Ludovic Speed to Theodora Dix after a courtship lasting many years.
  2. "Old Lady Lloyd", which follows Old Lady Lloyd, who is thought to be very rich. She encounters the daughter of her former beau and endeavours to help her.
  3. "Each in His Own Tongue", in which the Reverend Stephen Leonard attempts to stifle his son Felix's gifted violin-playing, which he sees as unholy.
  4. "Little Joscelyn", in which Aunty Nan hears of Joscelyn Burnett's return to Prince Edward Island and greatly desires to hear her old friend sing.
  5. "The Winning of Lucinda", in which a long-time feud between Lucinda and Romney Penhallow is resolved.
  6. "Old Man Shaw's Girl", in which Mrs Peter Blewett attempts to destroy Old Man Shaw's hopes regarding the return of his beloved daughter Sara ("Blossom").
  7. "Aunt Olivia's Beau", which details the courting of Olivia Sterling by Mr Malcolm MacPherson.
  8. "Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's", in which Angelina "Peter" MacPherson, a marked feminist, is quarantined for smallpox with Alexander Abraham Bennett, who has not allowed a woman in his house for many years.
  9. "Pa Sloane's Purchase", in which Pa Sloane rashly buys a baby at an auction, and has to deal with the consequences.
  10. "The Courting of Prissy Strong", which details Stephen Clark's courting of Prissy Strong, despite strong opposition from the latter's sister Emmeline.
  11. "The Miracle at Carmody", in which avowed atheist Judith Marsh and her sister Salome attempt to raise the young Lionel Hezekiah.
  12. "The End of a Quarrel", in which Nancy Rogerson and Peter Wright meet, many years after a quarrel relating to the latter's grammar.

Sequels and adaptations

Chronicles of Avonlea was followed, in 1920, by Further Chronicles of Avonlea, which also dealt with numerous families from the fictional Avonlea district. Some of its stories were used as a base for the successful television series Road to Avonlea.

Series

Montgomery continued the story of Anne Shirley in a series of sequels. They are listed in the order of Anne's age in each novel.

Lucy Maud Montgomery's books on Anne Shirley
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
1 Anne of Green Gables 1908 11 — 16
2 Anne of Avonlea 1909 16 — 18
3 Anne of the Island 1915 18 — 22
4 Anne of Windy Poplars 1936 22 — 25
5 Anne's House of Dreams 1917 25 — 27
6 Anne of Ingleside 1939 34 — 40
7 Rainbow Valley 1919 41
8 Rilla of Ingleside 1921 49 — 53
Related books in which Anne Shirley plays a lesser part
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
'Chronicles of Avonlea' 1912
Further Chronicles of Avonlea 1920

References

External links

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Chronicles of Avonlea  
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Country Canada
Language English
Series Anne of Green Gables
Genre(s) Short stories
Publication date 1912
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 236 pp
ISBN NA
Followed by Further Chronicles of Avonlea

Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features a abundance of stories relating to the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea, and was first published in 1912.

The book is dedicated: "To the memory of MRS WILLIAM A. HOUSTON, a dear friend who has gone beyond."

Contents

Stories

  1. "The Hurrying of Ludovic", in which Anne Shirley manages the proposal of Ludovic Speed to Theodora Dix after a courtship lasting many years.
  2. "Old Lady Lloyd", which follows Old Lady Lloyd, who is thought to be very rich. She encounters the daughter of her former beau and endeavours to help her.
  3. "Each in His Own Tongue", in which the Reverend Stephen Leonard attempts to stifle his son Felix's gifted violin-playing, which he sees as unholy.
  4. "Little Joscelyn", in which Aunty Nan hears of Joscelyn Burnett's return to Prince Edward Island and greatly desires to hear her old friend sing.
  5. "The Winning of Lucinda", in which a long-time feud between Lucinda and Romney Penhallow is resolved.
  6. "Old Man Shaw's Girl", in which Mrs Peter Blewett attempts to destroy Old Man Shaw's hopes regarding the return of his beloved daughter Sara ("Blossom").
  7. "Aunt Olivia's Beau", which details the courting of Olivia Sterling by Mr Malcolm MacPherson.
  8. "Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's", in which Angelina "Peter" MacPherson, a marked feminist, is quarantined for smallpox with Alexander Abraham Bennett, who has not allowed a woman in his house for many years.
  9. "Pa Sloane's Purchase", in which Pa Sloane rashly buys a baby at an auction, and has to deal with the consequences.
  10. "The Courting of Prissy Strong", which details Stephen Clark's courting of Prissy Strong, despite strong opposition from the latter's sister Emmeline.
  11. "The Miracle at Carmody", in which avowed atheist Judith Marsh and her sister Salome attempt to raise the young Lionel Hezekiah.
  12. "The End of a Quarrel", in which Nancy Rogerson and Peter Wright meet, many years after a quarrel relating to the latter's grammar.

Sequels and adaptations

Chronicles of Avonlea was followed, in 1920, by Further Chronicles of Avonlea, which also dealt with numerous families from the fictional Avonlea district. Some of its stories were used as a base for the successful television series Road to Avonlea.

Series

Montgomery continued the story of Anne Shirley in a series of sequels. They are listed in the order of Anne's age in each novel.

Lucy Maud Montgomery's books on Anne Shirley
#BookDate publishedAnne Shirley's age
1Anne of Green Gables 190811 — 16
2Anne of Avonlea 190916 — 18
3Anne of the Island 191518 — 22
4Anne of Windy Poplars193622 — 25
5Anne's House of Dreams191725 — 27
6Anne of Ingleside193934 — 40
7Rainbow Valley191941
8Rilla of Ingleside192149 — 53
Related books in which Anne Shirley plays a lesser part
#BookDate publishedAnne Shirley's age
'Chronicles of Avonlea'1912
Further Chronicles of Avonlea1920
The Blythes Are Quoted2009

References

External links


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