Jane of Lantern Hill

Jane of Lantern Hill

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Overview

For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead—until she accidentally learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his cottage on Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems unladylike, she dares to dream that there could be such a house back in Toronto...a house where she, Mother, and Father could live together without Grandmother directing their lives—a house that could be called home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788822824264
Publisher: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 895,435
File size: 518 KB

About the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. Educated at Prince Edward College, Charlottetown, and Dalhousie University, she embarked on a career in teaching. From 1898 until 1911 she took care of her maternal grandmother in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, and during this time wrote many poems and stories for Canadian and American magazines.
Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, met with immediate critical and popular acclaim, and its success, both national and international, led to seven sequels. More autobiographical than the books about Anne is the trilogy of novels about another Island orphan, Emily Starr.
In 1911 Montgomery married the Rev. Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian clergyman, and they lived in Ontario, where he was the pastor of parishes in Leaskdale and, later, in Norval. They retired to Toronto in 1936.
Lucy Maud Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.
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Jane of Lantern Hill 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book growing up that my mother had as a child. When my family was getting ready to move to California in the 1974, My grandpa unbeknownst to my mom, sold a box of my books, one of which was, Jane Of Lantern Hill. I have searched for years for a copy & am elated to say that I love this book at age 60, that I did as a young girl. A wonderful book for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. I first received it in the 4th grade from a teacher, and have re-read it every year. I am now starting college and have decided to find a hardback version.
Sorrel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane of Lantern Hill is one of my old favourites. It¿s fairly typical Montgomery, with similarities to the Anne and Emily books in themes and style, but with its own story and a different cast of characters. Jane lives rather unhappily with her mother and grandmother in mainland Canada until one day out of the blue her father asks for her to visit him on Prince Edward Island. At first she doesn¿t want to leave her mother, but she finds a lot to love about the Island, the people she meets there, and the freedom she finds.
upstairsgirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even after twenty years, I still love to read this book. Jane is such a wonderful heroine, so determined to be herself and to be kind and resourceful in spite of the pressures from the adults in her life. Even as an adult I wish I had her ability to sense and understand what's really going on under the surface with the people around her.
Mialro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Montgomery's books more for her writing style and settings, generally. This book was really sad for me, probably because I was expecting something sugary. Jane pretty much has an emotionally abusive childhood. I didn't really feel like much was resolved in the end. The villains' comeuppance wasn't satisfying enough, and there are still some unresolved issues between characters. Perhaps my expectations were too high.
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane of Lantern Hill is a charming story, full of the delight and mirth that I have come to expect from Montgomery heroines. She is young and the story doesn't follow her into adulthood, but I was not left with the feeling of anticipation as I have been with some of Montgomery's other books with childhood heroines. Jane's gumption and determination make her an admirable character, one fit to be a role model for any young girl who might find herself in an environment perhaps not wholly encouraging. I count Jane of Lantern Hill among my favorite L. M. Montgomery novels.
HamletteTheDame More than 1 year ago
Jane lives a cheerless life, reminding me a bit of The Child from "Anne of Windy Poplars" mixed with Valancy Stirling of "The Blue Castle." She's being raised by her mother, grandmother, and maiden aunt in a gloomy, hostile old house. Her mother loves her, so at least she has that, but she's constantly squelched and belittled by her grandmother and aunt. Then her life changes forever -- and decidedly for the better -- when her estranged father sends for her, and she spends her summer with him on Prince Edward Island (enchanted realm that we all know it to be), where she becomes a real person instead of a scared little shadow. It's also got an interesting bit of meditation on how parents shouldn't get so wrapped up in their children that they neglect their spouses. And also that spouses shouldn't get jealous of the way their spouse loves their child. I would have liked to see that developed even more, but what was there was very nice as it is. There's something so comfortingly optimistic about most of Montgomery's novels, isn't there? I mean, many of them begin absolutely horribly, with some wonderful girl stuck in a grim life, surrounded by people who don't love her or understand her or take care of her. Or all three. But there's the promise of hope and better things on the horizon.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter has read this so many times that the paperback is ruined. She enjoyed reading out loud to me and I liked it too. We're getting a hardback this time. The book has wonderful, healthy values, portrays some very vivid and realistic emotional content. It's the kind of book you wish could just go on and on.