8.6 C
New York
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Home Lifestyle L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables manuscript going online

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables manuscript going online

Starting in 2022, people will be able to read Anne of Green Gables online thanks to a new digital version of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s original manuscript. 

The manuscript will be the centrepiece of a digital exhibition involving the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) and the University of Prince Edward Island’s L.M. Montgomery Institute and the Robertson Library.

Anne of Green Gables was released in June 1908 and sold 19,000 copies in the first five months, after previously being rejected by at least five publishers. 

Montgomery received her first royalty cheque for $1,730 in 1909. The book has gone to sell more than 50 million copies worldwide.

The author had been inspired by a newspaper story about an elderly couple in England who tried to adopt a boy but received a girl instead. She set her story in her native Prince Edward Island. 

The first page of L.M. Montgomery’s 853-page manuscript for Anne of Green Gables shows the author’s own amendments. (Confederation Centre Art Gallery/collection)

Virtual Museum providing funding

A statement says the exhibition, funded with the help of the Virtual Museum of Canada, will “increase accessibility to the manuscript while the digital version will help preserve the original pen and ink on paper manuscript, acquired for the CCAG’s permanent collection in 1967.”

The exhibition will be titled “Exploring a National Treasure: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Manuscript.” 

People who visit the site will be able to see all 853 pages of the manuscript, including notes and short snippets of work that Montgomery jotted on the backs of her manuscript pages. 

Montgomery scholar Dr. Emily Woster will curate the project with L.M. Montgomery Institute founder Elizabeth Epperly consulting. It will offer new research and commentary, as well videos of places on Prince Edward Island represented in the book and animations of key moments that inspired Montgomery. 

More from CBC P.E.I.

Source link

Today news
Today News 1 runs four of the western GTA’s most influential media websites, offering news, food, lifestyle and entertainment coverage for millions to the Golden Horseshoe and GTA regions. The independently-run, online news source was founded in 2019 and specializes in everything from breaking news to food and restaurant, arts and entertainment and lifestyle coverage.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Rihanna is now a billionaire, but not because of her music

Superstar Rihanna's net worth is now estimated at $1.7 billion US, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday, making her the richest female musician in the world. But...

Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show

The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front...

Monty Python’s John Cleese looking for a place to stay in Huntsville, Ont.

Someone with a cottage or home in Huntsville, Ont., could potentially host a famous tenant. British actor and comedian John Cleese tweeted on Monday...

TIFF 2021: Oscar Peterson documentary, Cannes-winning Titane added to lineup

Cannes-winning horror sensation Titane and a documentary on the late Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson are among the titles added to the Toronto International...

Recent Comments