History Literature / KilmenyOfTheOrchard

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A novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables''. A young man named Eric Marshall goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets Kilmeny, a mute girl who has perfect hearing. He sees her when he is walking in the woods and hears her playing the violin. He visits her a number of times and gradually falls in love with her.
!! This novel provides examples of:
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Kilmeny is very beautiful. And so painfully, perfectly good.
* FourthDateMarriage: Eric and Kilmeny.
* HappilyEverAfter: Implied.
* InTheBlood: Characters in the book are distrustful of Neil. His jealous and violent behaviour is attributed to his being the child of Italian parents, a view the author appears to endorse by making him the villain of the story. Could also be considered an example of ValuesDissonance.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Eric falls in love with Kilmeny the moment he sees her, which he discovers later during his...
* LoveEpiphany
* MissingMom: Eric's mother died when he was young. Kilmeny's mother passed away a few years before the story opens.
* ParentalAbandonment: Neil's mother died when he was born, and his father abandoned him right after.
* SceneryPorn: Like all Montgomery's novels.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Kilmeny's mother felt this way.
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