Kilmeny of the Orchard (Google eBook)

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Indo-European Publishing, 2010 - 146 pages
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Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets a mute girl that has perfect hearing named Kilmeny. He sees her when he is walking in the woods and hears her playing the violin. He visits her for a long time until he falls in love with her. When he proposes she rejects him, even though she loves him in return, believing that her disability will only hinder his life if they were married, despite his protests that it wouldn't matter at all. Meanwhile, Eric's good friend David who is a renowned throat doctor, comes to the island and visits Eric. He examines Kilmeny, and says that nothing will cure her but an extreme psychological need to speak. This need comes soon when Neil Gordon, who is in love with Kilmeny and madly jealous of Eric, comes behind Eric with an axe, meaning to kill him. Kilmeny is nearby, and without thinking, she yells to Eric to look behind him: she can now speak. Neil runs away on a ship, and Kilmeny and Eric get married.

  

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User Review  - The Book Addicts - Goodreads

This one is more for the girls, I am going to admit that right now. I own a copy of this book, and I usually read it at least twice a year (if not more), plus the odd time I listen to the audio book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

As always, Montgomery's descriptions of the natural world are resplendent. That is what has earned the 2-stars I've given this book. Her characters, however, are cardboard cutouts of perfection ... Read full review

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Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, (30 November 187424 April 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with "Anne of Green Gables", "Anne's House of Dreams," "Rainbow Valley," "Rilla of Ingleside", "Kilmeny of the Orchard ", etc.


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