Rilla of Ingleside, Annotated Edition
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jan 17, 2016 - 378 pages
A moving novel of love, loss, and coming of age set in First World War Canada . . .
The "war to end all wars" took a terrible toll at home as well as in the trenches of the Western front. In Rilla of Ingleside, famed Canadian novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery has crafted a moving account of one girl's coming of age in wartime. In this novel of endurance and sacrifice on the Canadian home front, young and old alike share the experience of fear, dread, love and loss, in the end emerging into a new post-war world forged in fire yet imbued with hope.
Extensive notes not only relate the events of Rilla to other novels by Montgomery recounting the life of Anne of Green Gables and her family, but also provide vital historical background on the events of the time-events that are integral to the novel's plot and characterization. The result is a book that not only remains a "good read" nearly a century after it was first published, but which also serves as a window into another time and place-one ever more removed from our contemporary world yet in its hopes and fears still as immediate as the morning headlines.
"L.M. Montgomery did for women's imaginative lives what Susan B. Anthony did for women's political lives."-Meghan O'Rourke, Slate.com