Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on the north shore of Prince Edward Island in 1874 and raised in Cavendish by her grandparents. It was here that she penned her most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables, which is beloved around the globe and has been translated into 15 different languages.
While Anne of Green Gables was named #14 on NPR’s Top 100 Teen Novels list, Lucy Maud penned many other novels and short pieces of fiction. The story of Anne spanned a series of eight novels, and other best-sellers included Emily of New Moon, Jane of Lantern Hill, Pat of Silver Bush, and The Story Girl. Many of her works went on to receive film adaptations.
The L.M. Montgomery Institute
Launched at the University of Prince Edward Island in April 1993, the Institute pays tribute to Montgomery’s achievements and provides a centre for dynamic research into her works, career, and life. The Institute consists of both research and an English summer language program which welcomes students from Japan. For more information please visit www.lmmontgomery.ca.