Cavendish in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
Lucy Maud Montgomery
(1874 - 1942)
Internationally renowned author, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in New London, Prince Edward Island. After her mother's death in 1876, she lived with her maternal grandparents in Cavendish until 1911, when she married and moved to Ontario. While residing in Cavendish she wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables (1908). A series of popular sequels and other successful novels followed, but the enduring fame of Lucy Maud Montgomery had been firmly established with her creation of Anne, one of the most lovable children in English fiction. She died in Toronto and is buried at Cavendish.
Auteure de réputation internationale, Lucy Maud Montgomery naquit à New London (Île-du- Prince-Édouard). À la mort de sa mère, en 1876, elle alla vivre chez ses grands-parents maternels, à Cavendish. En 1911, elle se maria et déménagea en Ontario. C'est à Cavendish qu'elle écrivit son premier roman, «Anne of Green Gables» (1908). Elle en publia plusieurs suites et donna également d'autres romans bien accueillis. Mais la renommée durable de Lucy Maud Montgomery repose sur la création d'Anne, l'un des plus charmants personnages d'enfant du roman anglais. Décédée à Toronto, elle est enterrée à Cavendish.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission
Location. 46° 29.318′ N, 63° 22.93′ W. Marker is in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Cavendish Road (Prince Edward Island Route 6) just from Prince Edward Island Route 13, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8619 Cavendish Road, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1M0, Canada.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the visitors center at Green Gables Heritage Place.
Also see . . . Her Life - L.M. Montgomery Institute. L.M. Montgomery never lived on Prince Edward Island again after her marriage in 1911. Yet, she immortalized this tiny province through her wonderful descriptions of life, nature, community, and people on Prince Edward Island. All but one of her 20 books are set on Prince Edward Island. (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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