The Alpine Path
The Story of My CareerBook - 1997
Lucy Maud Montgomery, the creator of Anne of Green Gables and many other popular children's stories penned this memoir during World War I and it is often considered the best account of her childhood on Prince Edward Island and her first years as a writer.
The Alpine Path references her long and difficult journey to become a full-fledged writer and describes, in charming detail, her childhood in rural Prince Edward Island during the closing years of the 1800s. Maud writes movingly about her family, friends, and the island way of life and through this memoir we learn how these special people and places became the inspiration for many scenes and incidents in her later novels.
Despite the rejection of her Anne of Green Gables manuscript by many publishers, L. M. Montgomery refused to be discouraged from her goal of becoming an accomplished writer. Yet her remarkable success and fame from the instant popularity of Anne of Green Gables did not come without a price. Everyone who has enjoyed the Anne stories will be fascinated by this enchanting memoir first published in 1917.