1910 Hardcover Book, Kilmeny of the Orchard, L. M. Montgomery, Antique Book, Novel, Romance, Literature, Fiction
An antique hardcover 1910 edition of Kilmeny of the Orchard by Lucy Maude Montgomery. It has a green cloth cover with black embossed titles.
A young man named Eric Marshall goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking through an old orchard and hears her playing the violin. He visits her a number of times and gradually falls in love with her. When he proposes she rejects him, even though she loves him in return, believing that her disability will only hinder his life if they were married, despite his protests that it wouldn't matter at all.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. This book made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide
8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
No Dust Jacket
Green Cloth Cover With Black Embossed Titles.
Published by Gosset & Dunlap -- 1910
This book is in Very Good condition. The book's binding is tight. There is a signature of the previous owner and date on the inside flyleaf. The book has no stains and very little shelf wear.
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