The L.M. Montgomery Library

“Lefebvre’s work on these volumes, to say nothing of his other Montgomery-related projects, demonstrates an intellectual curiosity and a commitment to scholarship in early Canadian literature that will guide students and scholars of Montgomery’s work for years to come.”
—Ceilidh Hart, Canadian Literature

The L.M. Montgomery Library is a set of volumes, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre and published by University of Toronto Press, that collects L.M. Montgomery’s extensive periodical work for her worldwide readership in the twenty-first century. This multivolume series will affirm Montgomery’s rightful place as one of Canada’s most prolific, imaginative, and beloved literary icons. Each volume is supplemented by a preface, an afterword, and annotations that provide context for all readers. In addition to a volume of selected writings and a volume of selected poems available now, a volume of Montgomery’s selected stories is forthcoming in 2022, while additional volumes of Montgomery’s collected stories and collected poems, organized chronologically, are in progress.

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Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939 (forthcoming in spring 2022). xxiv + 381 ms. pp.

Paratexts: Preface (9 ms. pp.), “A Note on the Text” (4 ms. pp.), twenty-five headnotes (4,100 words), afterword (38 ms. pp.), notes (42 ms. pp.).

Cover of /A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921/

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921 (2019). xx + 140 pp.


Paratexts: Preface (xv–xix), afterword (105–20), notes (121–28), index by title (135–36), index by date (137–38), index by first line (139–40).

Reception: Reviewed in Canadian Literature.

Cover of /A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917/

A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 (2018). xxvi + 454 pp.


Paratexts: Preface (xv–xxiv), “A Note on the Text” (xxv–xxvi), twenty-three headnotes (5,900 words), afterword (313–40), notes (341–420), index (439–54).

Reception: Reviewed in Canadian Literature, Times Literary Supplement, University of Toronto Quarterly, and Victorian Periodicals Review.