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The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. Montgomery's Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance

Epperly, Elizabeth R.

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ISBN 10: 0802059996 / ISBN 13: 9780802059994
Published by U.S.A.: Univ of Toronto Pr, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L.M. ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Univ of Toronto Pr

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction.

Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly questions the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Rollins Epperly is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is a past president of UPEI and the founder of its L.M. Montgomery Institute.

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