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Emily of New Moon      

     Emily of New Moon (1923) Montgomery vowed at the time that she was finished with Anne forever and created a new character, Emily, unlike Anne but also an orphan. The Emily trilogy serves as Montgomery's literary autobiography; Emily Byrd Starr is a budding poet and author who experiences "the flash,"--a moment when the limitations of this world are swept aside and she sees perfect beauty beyond. Emily's career is punctuated by psychic experiences. Note the first-edition cover with its new moon mistakenly reversed, with Emily enraptured by "the flash," and with Emily's imaginary "Wind Woman" accompanying her on her walk. The book is dedicated to Montgomery's long-time Scottish pen-pal, George Boyd MacMillan.
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Emily of New Moon cover printed 1961 Emily of New Moon cover printed 1992    
 

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