What was life like for those on the Canadian home front during WWI? Join Elizabeth as she uses L.M. Montgomery's 8th book in her Anne series, Rilla of Ingleside, to answer questions about the ones who stayed behind.
L.M. Montgomery, Rilla of Ingleside, 1921.
Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That, 1929, revised 1958.
Vera Brittain, Testament to Youth, 1933, repub. 2005.
Benjamin Lefebvre, ed., The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Vol. 1: A Life in Print, 2013.
L.M. Montgomery Literary Society's page on Montgomery and WWI
Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
11/5/2015 03:18:33 pm
Old episode, I know, but the quote Rilla uses, "if our women fail in battle, shall our men be fearless still?" is from a poem entitled Caleb's Daughter by Bert Ingliss, published in the New York Observer in 1890.
11/11/2015 10:37:00 am
Tara, thank you so much for letting us know!
L.M. Montgomery Literary Society
4/15/2018 07:31:00 pm
Credit for discovering source of this quote goes to Mary Beth Cavert in a paper presented at the 2014 Montgomery conference at UPEI.
4/15/2018 08:11:44 pm
Thank you so much for the clarification! In the episode I mention that I was unable to find the source for the quote and would anyone who knew please reach out - glad to have not only the source but the discoverer duly noted :)
4/15/2018 10:32:17 pm
I don't know who Mary Beth Cavert is, I found the quote by searching it and finding the poem in the New York Observer in 1890, because I was curious. Is there a copy of the paper somewhere I could read it?
11/11/2015 11:19:32 am
I got the quote wrong, but the reference is still right. :) it was republished in newspapers all over North America and seems to have been quite popular.
11/11/2015 11:26:24 am
It's an example of how far information could circulate, even before the internet!
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