Emily of New Moon book cover

Emily Of New Moon is said to be the most auto-biographical of L.M.Montgomery's works. It tells the story of Emily Byrd Starr, who has to go and live with strict Aunt Elizabeth Murray, the sister of her dead mother, when her father dies. Elizabeth Murray lives in Blair Water, PEI. New Moon is a quaint farm, which Aunt Elizabeth keeps the way it used to be, with candles and a hand-working dairy. If it wasn't for kind, loving Aunt Laura, and Cousin Jimmy whom Elizabeth pushed down a well in a fit of rage in childhood, Emily would have been exasperated. Elizabeth doesn't understand why Emily needs to write, and thinks her odd. Emily writes poetry, and later on in the book short stories. She also writes vivid character descriptions.

It was published in 1923.

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