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Anne's House of Dreams      

     Anne's House of Dreams (1917) The epigraph for the novel is from Rupert Brooke, promising, patriotic, British soldier-poet who died in the First World War. Anne and Gilbert marry and spend their honeymoon and first married years in a seaside cottage sixty miles from Avonlea. Written in war time, the novel offers some idyllic images of what war is meant to spare and preserve, but it also refers to violence and tells of more than one anguishing death. The old lighthouse keeper, Captain Jim, is one of Montgomery's favorite characters. On the first-edition cover, Anne may look as much like a slim girl as she does a woman in her mid-twenties who has been a high-school principal for three years. The book is dedicated to "Laura" [Pritchard Agnew] in "memory of the olden time," Montgomery's teen year in Saskatchewan in 1890-91.
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