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Anne of Ingleside      

     Anne of Ingleside (1939) The last novel published in her lifetime, this Anne book is meant to fill in a gap left in the original series, as did Anne of Windy Poplars, and to follow that story immediately. The novel deals with the very early childhood of Anne's and Gilbert's children, before the Rainbow Valley days. Again Montgomery was trying to re-enter pre-war times. Anne is the focus of many episodes of the novel and she and Gilbert are depicted as a couple. Notice on the cover of the novel the idealized setting (in no way resembling even the most impressive house on Prince Edward Island) and the romantic solitude of this mother of many. Of this cover Montgomery said to Ephraim Weber in 1940: "I quite agree with you in regard to the cover of Anne of Ingleside. The day when my publishers put attractive pictures on my books has gone by." (L.M. Montgomery's Ephraim Weber, 197).
Anne of Ingleside cover printed 1939  Anne of Ingleside cover printed 1940  Anne of Ingleside cover printed 1941  Anne of Ingleside cover printed 1965
Anne of Ingleside cover printed 1989      
 

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