History Creator / LMMontgomery

31st May '16 11:46:39 PM gemmabeta2
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* PutOnABus: One of the most often repeated phrases in Montgomery's works is probably, "He/she/they left for the Prairies." During the Edwardian and Victorian Eras, The Government of Canada ran a truly massive campaign to recruit people to settle the Prairie Provinces. The Prairies were far enough for characters to disappear into--and close enough (thanks to the CN Railroad) that [[TheBusCameBack they can come back at any time]].
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* DryCrusader: A few of her stories and novels include characters who champion for Temperance and alcohol prohibition, a very timely subject. Only in "The Deacon's Painkiller," a short story about a particularly self-righteous minister, features the crusader getting karmically rebuked.

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* DryCrusader: A few of her stories and novels include characters who champion for Temperance and alcohol prohibition, a very timely subject. Only in "The Deacon's Painkiller," a short story about a particularly self-righteous minister, features the crusader getting karmically rebuked.
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* ActuallyThatsMyAssistant

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* ActuallyThatsMyAssistantActuallyThatsMyAssistant: In the ''Emily'' books and a few other stories, characters will be expecting the visit of a famous authoress. The doorbell will ring, and they will meet a tall, elegant grand dame with a serene countenance... and a short, homely-looking bustling matron. They always think the grand dame is the writer, but...


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* DryCrusader: A few of her stories and novels include characters who champion for Temperance and alcohol prohibition, a very timely subject. Only in "The Deacon's Painkiller," a short story about a particularly self-righteous minister, features the crusader getting karmically rebuked.
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* {{Arcadia}}: Prince Edward Island, when you're not roaming its GhibliHills. Farmers who work in harmony with the land are a frequent appearance.

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* {{Arcadia}}: Prince Edward Island, when you're not roaming its GhibliHills. Farmers Cheerful farmers who work in harmony with the land are a frequent appearance.



* HystericalWoman: Pat of Silver Bush, in her first book, is a nascent version of this trope. She loves very, very deeply and tends to take change badly -- it takes ''her entire family'' to calm her down after her father shaves his mustache. As a young girl she already gaining a reputation for going into hysterics; as she grows up she has slightly better control of her emotions, but is always considered odd.

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* HystericalWoman: Pat of Silver Bush, in her first book, is a nascent version of this trope. She loves very, very deeply and tends to take change badly -- it takes ''her entire family'' to calm her down after her father shaves his mustache. As a young girl she is already gaining a reputation for going into hysterics; as she grows up she has slightly better control of her emotions, but is always considered odd.
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* FeminineWomenCanCook: Almost all of her heroines have some talent at housekeeping and cooking. Justified, as they are all of a social class and era when cooking would be in a woman's basic skill set. A notable exception is the Story Girl from the novel of the same name and ''The Golden Road.''

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* FeminineWomenCanCook: Almost all of her heroines have some talent at housekeeping and cooking. Justified, as they are all of a social class and era when cooking would be in a woman's basic skill set. Frequently, Montgomery puts cooking and domesticity in a positive, even powerful light. For heroines like Valancy and Pat, a woman in charge of her own house and her own kitchen is a woman independent and creative. A notable exception is the Story Girl from the novel of the same name and ''The Golden Road.''



* HaveAGayOldTime: Like any other writer of her era, Montgomery runs hard into this trope. She loved the use of the term "puss" to describe a cat, and pretty much every heroine of hers is called "queer" sooner or later -- meaning, unusual, defiant of social custom, difficult to define.
* HystericalWoman: Pat of Silver Bush, in her first book, is a nascent version of this trope. She loves very, very deeply and tends to take change badly -- it takes ''her entire family'' to calm her down after her father shaves his mustache. As a young girl she already gaining a reputation for going into hysterics; as she grows up she has slightly better control of her emotions, but is always considered odd.



* NatureLover: Many heroines.

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* NatureLover: Many heroines.



* ThePenance: In one short story, a high-living, flippant young woman is convinced that she caused the death of her sister, a respected and hard-working pillar of the community. The young woman trades her dancing for Bible reading, her pretty clothes for charitable work -- and the less she likes it, the more she does it.

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* ThePenance: In one short story, a high-living, flippant young woman is convinced that she caused the death of her sister, a respected and hard-working pillar of the community. The young woman trades her dancing for Bible reading, her pretty clothes for charitable work -- and the less she likes it, the more she does it. She plans on repenting so for ''the rest of her life.''
10th Sep '14 9:50:48 PM Joyce13
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* LoveAtFirstSight: A generous helping -- although frequently this love is more like "a flash of recognition between kindred spirits," which can later blossom into love. Klondike Lesley's instant love for Dr. Woodruff is a prominent example.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: A generous helping -- although frequently this love is more like "a flash of recognition between kindred spirits," which can later blossom into love. Klondike Lesley's instant love for Dr. M. Woodruff Richards is a prominent example.
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* DeconfirmedBachelor: Uncle "Klondike" Lesley fits every box on the list. Despite his whole family trying to set him up with a lady friend, he finds fault with every woman that they choose; he scorns the idea of love, especially LoveAtFirstSight (although he mentions having witnessed a few passionate love affairs), he swears he'll remain a bachelor to the end of his days -- then falls head-over-heels in love with a female pediatrician that he asks to look after his dying niece.
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Much furor about Marigold in ''Magic for Marigold'' before someone tells her the problem they fear is [[spoiler:head lice]].



* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Much furor about Marigold in ''Magic for Marigold'' before someone tells her the problem they fear is [[spoiler:head lice]].



* LoveAtFirstSight: A generous helping -- although frequently this love is more like "a flash of recognition between kindred spirits," which can later blossom into love. Klondike Lesley's instant love for Dr. Woodruff is a prominent example.



* SelfMadeMan: "Klondike Lesley" is the most prominent example -- as his nickname suggests, he struck gold in the Klondike and returned home after traveling the world, to be endlessly fussed over and matchmade by his female relatives. Other Self Made Men appear in the short stories.



* WifeHusbandry: "The Education of Betty" By accident.

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Happens perhaps on an even balance with LoveAtFirstSight. Most of Montgomery's characters live in small towns, so most of the people of the community have grown up together, and marry people they've known since their schooldays.
* WifeHusbandry: "The Education of Betty" Betty." By accident.
2nd Feb '14 1:24:29 AM XFllo
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* TheSpeechless: Kilmeny.
* SpankTheCutie: A SpiritedYoungLady in an L.M. Montgomery novel is likely to be told at least once that she needs a good spanking.

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* TheSpeechless: Kilmeny. \n* SpankTheCutie: A SpiritedYoungLady in an L.M. Montgomery novel is likely to be told at least once that she needs a good spanking.
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* ThePenance

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* ThePenanceThePenance: In one short story, a high-living, flippant young woman is convinced that she caused the death of her sister, a respected and hard-working pillar of the community. The young woman trades her dancing for Bible reading, her pretty clothes for charitable work -- and the less she likes it, the more she does it.



* RaceForYourLove: "Here Comes the Bride"

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* RaceForYourLove: "Here Comes the Bride"Bride." This is what happens when a headstrong young lady, sick of the gossip around her, says she'll just marry the next man who asks her... and then a gossip takes it to the town.



* RebelliousPrincess: Varvara, a Russian princess, runs away from her aunt and spends an afternoon playing with Marigold.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Varvara, a Russian princess, runs away from her aunt and spends an afternoon playing with Marigold. And Marigold doesn't believe Varvara when she says she ''is'' a princess.
11th Apr '13 8:46:24 PM Gemmabeta
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* ''Literature/TheStoryGirl''
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