Title: The Road to Yesterday. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1974, ISBN:0070777217 1974
ISBN Number: 0070777217 / 9780070777217
Seller ID: 41141
MONTGOMERY, L.M. The Road to Yesterday. Toronto, &c : McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1974. First Printing. Pp (11),2-251,(3). 8vo, light brown speckled cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
"All who have read and loved Anne of Green Gables will be delighted to return to its setting with this recently discovered collection of fourteen stories by L.M. Montgomery. Anne whom we've met in so many of the author's previous books, is married and has grown-up children of their own. But she still recalls the strange and funny tales and bits of gossip she heard as a child.
These stories have their heart in Lucy Maud Montgomery's love for the drama and comedy in the villages and country houses surrounding the Blythe family home in Avonlea. Some are tender romances, others accounts of vengeance; some have a touch of the gothic, others are sprinkled with humour; some of the settings are familiar, others are places we've never walked before. But all of these stories, and the memories from which the author pieces them together, add to our picture of L.M. Montgomery's greatest source of inspiration - the people of The Island."- from jacket.
"Considering our long association with Anne and many other characters from Lucy Maud's later books, this posthumous publication of fourteen previously unpublished stories takes place with a certain amount of excitement and pride on our part. The original manuscript of this book was located by Dr. Stuart MacDonald, the author's son, among her letters, personal papers, and other effects. It bore the title, "The Blythes Are Quoted.". It is difficult to place these stories into any exact chronology with the author's other works, but internal evidence and interpretation ot the author's persona, Mrs. Blytne, or more familiarly, Anne — now married and the mother of grown-up children ot her own — seems to place this work into the immediate pre-World World War II period.
The original manuscript was divided into two parts, each part composed of a narrative introduction describing an evening in the Blythe household when the family would sit around the fireside and listen to poems and stories. For the purposes of this book, which we have titled The Road to Yesterday, all but one of the poems have been deleted, and the sequence of the stories has been reorganized. - from the Publisher's Foreword.
"An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins",
"The Twins Pretend",
"A Dream Come True",
"Penelope Struts Her Theories",
"The Cheated Child",
"The Pot and the Kettle",
"Here Comes the Bride",
"The Road to Yesterday", and
"A Commonplace Woman".
Very good in lightly nicked, spine sunned dust jacket. 25.00