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Emily of New Moon
Author L. M. Montgomery
Genre Slice of life, bildungsroman
Release Date 1923
Series Emily of New Moon trilogy
Publisher Frederick A. Stokes
Movie Adaptations

Anne of Green Gables (1998-2000)

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Emily of New Moon is the first book in the Emily trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is about the life of Emily Byrd Starr, a young girl who is sent to live with her aunts Elizabeth and Laura and cousin Jimmy at New Moon after her father dies when she is ten, and she is left an orphan.


Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely—until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends, with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who's sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.


  • Emily of New Moon (1923)
  • Emily Climbs (1925)
  • Emily's Quest (1927)

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