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The Blue Castle      

     The Blue Castle (1926) The only one of Montgomery's novels not set wholly or in part on Prince Edward Island, this story grew out of a day dream Montgomery conjured while on vacation in 1922 in the woods-and-lakeland community of Bala in the Muskoka area of Ontario. Valancy Stirling, twenty-nine and unmarried, leads a sterile existence until she rebels and frees herself of a lifetime of family and social constraints. Much of the book deals with nature descriptions and the inspiring, poetic writing of naturalist John Foster. Notice how the book covers focus on the fantasy "blue castle" of Valancy's day dreams rather than on her heightened, liberated awareness of the Muskoka "upback."
The Blue Castle cover printed 1926  The Blue Castle cover printed 1926  The Blue Castle cover printed 1926  The Blue Castle cover printed 1947
       
 

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