Emily Climbs Mass Market Paperback – Feb 1 1989
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Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she promises to stop writng! All the same, this is the first step in Emily's climb to success. Once in town, Emily's activities set the Shrewsbury gossips buzzing. But Emily and her friends are confident -- Ilse's a born actress, Teddy's set to be a great artist, and roguish Perry has the makings of a brilliant lawyer. When Emily has her poems published and writes for the town newspaper, success seems to be on its way -- and with it the first whispers of romance. Then Emily is offered a fabulous opportunity, and she must decide if she wants to change her life forever. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
About the Author
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. Educated at Prince Edward College, Charlottetown, and Dalhousie University, she embarked on a career in teaching. From 1898 until 1911 she took care of her maternal grandmother in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, and during this time wrote many poems and stories for Canadian and American magazines.
Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, met with immediate critical and popular acclaim, and its success, both national and international, led to seven sequels. More autobiographical than the books about Anne is the trilogy of novels about another Island orphan, Emily Starr.
In 1911 Montgomery married the Rev. Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian clergyman, and they lived in Ontario, where he was the pastor of parishes in Leaskdale and, later, in Norval. They retired to Toronto in 1936.
Lucy Maud Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.
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Emily is one of the very few persons, in books that I can say that I really know. She's like noone else.
And I agree with one of the other reviewers, this isn't a book for just little girls. I belive that everyone could read them, no matter which age they are in.
If you have read some of Montgomerys books this is surelly one you don't forget. Emily will allways be with me, just like Captain Jim in "Anne's house of dreams" and Walter in "Rilla of Ingleside". That is two books I also recommends,with all my heart.
The only bad thing is that I don't have all the books in Swedish. The first one is no longer availiable at the publisher.
That sucks. So I have to go to the library if I want to read it.
But I'm glad that I have to other ones. They are so precious to me. So I would like to end this review as one of the other reviewers - I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT
Do not expect this book to be another Anne of Green Gables! The Anne books are for children, the Emily books are not. There is much more to this book than anyone would expect -- wonderful, complex characters, and very subtle, sly underlying themes. This book is a slamming indictment of small-minded Victorian society. Emily herself is no pure, innocent character (read the chapter about the Old John House). She has a dark side that makes her fascinating. Anne was sweet, but Emily is bittersweet. People who are already familiar with L.M.Montgomery's unique humour will know what to expect, but to those who have not read her books before, trust me, there are passages that WILL make you laugh out loud. Basically what I'm trying to say is -- if your idea of literature is the Sweet Valley High books, then you won't enjoy this book. For those who will enjoy it...well, you know who you are :).
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I enjoyed reading Emily Climbs as a visit back in time. When I was much younger I read Anne of Green Gables and its sequels and enjoyed them a lot. In revisiting the work of L.M. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nanook
I read this book to see if things had improved any since EMILY OF NEW MOON. Instead, they have gotten worse. Read morePublished on May 17 2002
I've re-read this book so many times. It's like visiting an old friend.Wonderful to recognize.Loving every word. Read morePublished on May 12 2002 by Lizette
I am a big fan of L. M. Montgomery, and a few months ago, I was enchanted by Emily of New Moon. Of course, after reading that wonderful piece of literature, I HAD to read the... Read morePublished on March 11 2002 by Kate
I believe that Anne and Emily are Lucy Maud Montgomery's most precious and beautiful creations. The stories are perfectly woven, they will grab you and won't leave you even long... Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2001
this was the best, most beautifully written, most real and imaginative book i have read! Montgomery is a genius and adds real life and also maximum imagination! Read morePublished on Dec 22 2000 by Carol Ritt
I am from the Philippines--little did you know that some people read these kind of books!Anne of Green Gables is wholesome,but it is too happy, and less realistic. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2000
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