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Emily's Quest-3 by L. M. Montgomery

Emily's Quest-3 (original 1927; edition 1927)

by L. M. Montgomery (Author)

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Title:Emily's Quest-3
Authors:L. M. Montgomery (Author)
Info:Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1983, c1927.
Collections:Your library, Youth
Tags:series, c:fiction, ambition, grief, love, @HR-WinR

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Emily's Quest by L. M. Montgomery (1927)


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This book is almost perfect (I'm prepared to defend my choice in italics). I really tried to not like these books—I wanted to stay loyal to Anne forever!—but there are so many things about Emily's saga that appeal to me more than the Anne books do. First and foremost being that we don't have to sit through endless pages of gossiping biddies telling stories. (I just want to read about Anne and Gilbert, geez.)

Emily and I aren't all that similar, but she has so much depth to her I couldn't help relating to her anyway. And because Montgomery's writing is so good, I felt everything Emily felt—heartbreak, hurt, loneliness, elation, happiness, regret, doubt. I've said this before, but Montgomery's writing is at its absolute best when she lets some melancholy in. There's nothing silly about this book; it's all soul. This book captured me with its deep portrayal of a life lived, without brushing over the disappointments that we're never prepared for.

But I still love the Anne/Gilbert love story the most. Just thought I'd make that clear. Emily and Teddy crossed the line from deeply romantic to stupidly frustrating one too many times. ( )
  AngelClaw | Mar 3, 2017 |
Whew. I'm glad I read these, and glad I'm done. No more of Emily's confused passions; finally she's found her place as a remarkable adult. The thing that bothered me about Dean Priest resolved out appropriately, and we got to know Mrs. Kent better.

There are some nice observations & lines sprinkled through the melodrama: Most young men are *such* bores. They haven't lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers."" ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This novel is third in the 'Emily' series, about what happens to Emily after she leaves High School. Perhaps more than the others in the series, this is character-driven; Emily matures realistically, and becomes a delightful young lady - with plenty of faults, which are frequently shown in her journal entries interspersed in the main narrative.

There are some unexpected developments along the way, and a climax which is perhaps a little over-dramatic, with events resolved satisfactorily (maybe too tidily for realism) afterwards. But on the whole I enjoyed it, and thought it a fitting end to this series. As with the others in the series, I wasn't particlarly moved or amused - unlike the 'Anne of Green Gables' series - but Emily still stands out as someone I would like to have known.

Really for teenagers or adults, to pass a quiet weekend or to allow a few hours of escapism. There's nothing in it that's inappropriate for younger children, but I suspect that most of them wouldn't find it very interesting. I would have liked it from about the age of 12 or 13. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Rich conclusion to a wonderful series. ( )
  sweetzombieducky | Nov 28, 2015 |
Continuing my re-read. I tried to set it aside but my completionist brain would not let me! I had a hard time with the excessive (IMO) use of misunderstandings to create plot, and Teddy just never comes fully alive to me (especially compared to Dean, who has his faults, certainly, but is at least more *interesting*). But I did enjoy the natural descriptions and observations of the writing life, and I very much like Emily herself.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
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Emily knows she's going to be a great writer.  She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together.  But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal to become an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses.  With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love ... as she tries to banish all thoughts of Teddy.  In her heart, Emily must search for what being a writer really means....

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Emily knows she's going to be a great writer. She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together. But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal of becoming an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses. With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love ... as she tries to banish all thoughts of Teddy. In her heart, Emily must search for what being a writer really means.… (more)

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