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The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career (Dodo Press) download ebook
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1409959376
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978-1409959373
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Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Dodo Press (December 26, 2008)
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Montgomery's autobiography highlighting her childhood and early literary career - Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording.

Montgomery's autobiography highlighting her childhood and early literary career. Published in 1917 after she had written several novels  . Summary by Carolyn Agee The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career Lucy Maud MONTGOMERY Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography. - Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.

The Alpine Path is an autobiography of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Originally published as series of autobiographical essay in the Toronto magazine Everywoman's World from June to November in 1917, and later separately published in 1974. The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career at Faded Page (Canada). The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career on-line text of BUILD-A-BOOK Initiative. Montgomery's Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers.

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Montgomery wrote "The Alpine Path" for serialized publication in a periodical. The Alpine Path" is another high quality reprint by Dodo Press, highly recommended to fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery as an example of her superb writing skills applied to her own life. It is actually an autobiography with a broader focus than her writing career. Many aspects of her "Emily" novels, as well as some of "Anne of Green Gables" are reminiscent in Montgomery's narrative of her life. 2 people found this helpful.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (1874-1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables (1908). In 1893, following the completion of her grade school education in Cavendish, she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. Completing a two year program in one year, she obtained her teaching certificate. In 1895 and 1896 she studied literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After working as a teacher in various island schools, in 1898 Montgomery moved back to Cavendish. For a short time in 1901 and 1902 she worked in Halifax for the newspapers Chronicle and Echo. She returned to live with and care for her grandmother in 1902. Montgomery was inspired to write her first books during this time on Prince Edward Island. Her works include: The Story Girl (1911), Chronicles of Avonlea (1912), The Golden Road (1913), Anne of the Island (1915), Anne's House of Dreams (1917), Rainbow Valley (1919), Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) and Rilla of Ingleside (1921).
Reviews:
  • Enditaling
As one of millions of readers in the world who have loved Canada’s most famous red-haired Anne of Green Gables in books, films, and animation, I have always admired Anne’s creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s choice of words and illustrative descriptions of characters, things, and situations that make the story at once vivaciously realistic and fantastically romantic. Naturally, when I came across this book, I knew I had to read it with heart to find out more about her life written by herself.

The Alpine Path is her autobiography, originally published as a series of essays in the Toronto magazine Everywoman’s World in 1917 at the request of its editor to write about her writing career. Montgomery found it odd because she did not think it as a “career” but something of a niche where she would always find comfort, happiness, and life itself abounded with the memories of beautiful Prince Edward Island whose chaste and restive loveliness was unsurpassed. Added to her natural affinity for words was her incessant diligence in practicing writing on a daily basis. Her topics of writing ranged from scribbling her thoughts and feelings to biographic accounts of her cats and critical book reviews.

Of all her fortes that enabled her to arrive as a writer, it was her indefatigable will combined with commendable perseverance and brilliant imaginativeness, all grouping around her indomitable aspiration to become a writer, as discerned in her narrative. Montgomery believed in herself and struggled in secrecy and silence by making writing activities strictly private because deep down, under all rejections, discouragement, and rebuff, she knew she would arrive as a writer someday.

What makes Montgomery’s books entertaining and approachable to readers of all ages are her ideas of a good story that consists of the following components: (1) absence of a moral undertone in a story lest it should be a didactic textbook or a fable devoid of literary merits and entertaining quality because literature should be “art for art’s sake and fun for fun’s sake”; and (2) use of imagination, which is a powerful tool to create a world of make-believe, based upon studying people and observing scenery in life to render realistic feelings to the imaginary world of fiction. To Montgomery, making use of the real to perfect the ideal is what gives to art its true meaning.

To illustrate, the famous liniment cake episode that happened when Anne made the selfsame cake by accident for the parson and his wife was based upon her own experience as a school teacher in Bideford boarding at the Methodist parsonage there; the parson’s wife mistakenly put liniment in a cake, but only the parson himself did not recognize it. Also, while working as a reporter for The Daily Echo in Halifax, she was often asked to write up a society letter when it was not sent by the requested lady of high society. Montgomery used her wide scope of imagination by writing such letter as if she were the lady of high society, which gained popularity from readers.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Heaven helps those who help themselves,” Montgomery’s unyielding will and diligent practice of writing everyday were the sine qua non of her meet reward as a successful writer. This charming autobiography is a must read for not only fans of her books but also those who love writing and cherish in secret the thought of becoming writers. Furthermore, those who are struggling to rise above the planes of biological, psychological, or sociological inhibition through what means they deem inspirational and meaningful to achieve will find a kindred spirit in this book. Montgomery encourages her readers to climb up the alpine path so steep, so hard that will eventually lead to the height sublime as she once did.
  • Barinirm
Montgomery wrote "The Alpine Path" for serialized publication in a periodical. It is actually an autobiography with a broader focus than her writing career. Many aspects of her "Emily" novels, as well as some of "Anne of Green Gables" are reminiscent in Montgomery's narrative of her life.

I wouldn't describe this as an "annotated" edition. The text was preceded by a short biography of Montgomery's life and a bibliography of her works, but there were no informative notations in the text itself. I felt disappointed and mislead by this, as I was looking for an edition with contextual annotations.
  • Thiama
In 1917, wildly popular for a string of novels and short stories, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery was asked to provide an autobiographical sketch for a Canadian women's magazine. The resulting narrative was eventually published as a short book, and is available here.

In "The Alpine Path", Montgomery traced her childhood on Prince Edward Island, including her challenging apprenticeship as a female writer, her short stints as a school teacher and editor at a newspaper, and finally, success with her best-selling first novel, "Anner of Green Gables."

This autobiographical sketch has been characterized as how Montgomery thought her life should have been. Her biographers have noted the obvious parrallels with her "Anne" and "Story Girl" novels, and the blurring of the real facts of her unhappy childhood and unfortunate marriage as revealed by her journals and letters. "The Alpine Path" is perhaps best seen as her attempt to use her considerable writing skills to control her own narrative, but it makes for interesting reading nonetheless. "The Alpine Path" is cautiously recommended to her fans and future biographers.
  • Nekora
"The Alpine Path" is a short 1917 autobiographical sketch written by author Lucy Maud Montgomery for a Canadian women's magazine. It captures her at a high point in her life and career, already famous for her novel "Anne of Green Gables", and with several additional novels to her credit.

Montgomery manages to make her own life sound like one of her stories, tracing her childhood in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island; her long and difficult apprenticeship as a writer; her stints as a school teacher and a editor at a newspaper; and finally, achieving success as a writer. The sketch closes with a narrative of her honeymoon trip to Scotland prior to the First World War.

The sketch is an interesting read for its obvious parallels between her life in Prince Edward Island and the content of "Anne of Green Gables" and Montgomery's favorite of her own novels, "The Storygirl." It also carefully bleaches out the details of her lonely childhood and difficult marriage, which are available in her journals and more extensive formal biographies, such as that by Mary Henley Rubio.

"The Alpine Path" is another high quality reprint by Dodo Press, highly recommended to fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery as an example of her superb writing skills applied to her own life.
  • Celace
I've read other biographies of L.M. Montgomery. So that may be why this book was predictable to me. Her beginning story is of a life well lived. I like to remember the author of Anne of Green Gables. She is as captivating as her books. I especially enjoyed hearing her descriptions of Prince Edward Island. I have visited there and her writing brings those special spots, like Lover's Lane and The Haunted Woods, alive.
  • Getaianne
I'm glad I read this short history of Maud written by herself. It gives much more meaning and understanding to her books and the characters in them. Like all her books that I have read I enjoyed reading this one as well. I just wish she were alive today so I could tell her how much I have enjoyed reading her works.
  • Marige
I enjoyed reading about Lucy Maude Montgomery's life. Her books have brought so much joy to my life! They are now entertaining one of my granddaughters.