Emily of New Moon
By Lucy Maud Montgomery
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„Emily of New Moon" by L.M. Montgomery, published in 1923, is the start of a trilogy of novels about Emily Byrd Starr that invites comparison with the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. The Emily novels depicted life through the eyes of a young orphan girl, Emily Starr, who is raised by her relatives after her father dies of tuberculosis. 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 new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon. Along with „Emily Climbs" and „Emily's Quest", „Emily of New Moon" insightfully portrays the beauty and anguish of growing up.