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The Blue Castle Read & Download Õ 104 ☆ An unforgettable story of courage and romance Will Valancy Stirling ever escape her strict family and find true love Valancy Stirling is unmarried and has never been in love Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt she finds her only consolation in the forbidden books of John Foster and heAn unforgettable story of courage and romance Will Valancy Stirling ever escape her strict family and find true love Valancy Stirling is unmarried and has never been in love Living with her overb. An independent story from the author of Anne of Green Gables written for an older audience An important and underrated part of the Montgomery collection in this story a young woman young by our standards an old maid in her time rebels against her oppressive family and a conservative society to achieve a few basic but essential moments of happiness On the surface this may look like flowers and fluff but for the time this was a subversively pre feminist novel Valancy becomes psycholog An independent story from the author of Anne of Green Gables written for an older audience An important and underrated part of the Montgomery collection in this story a young woman young by our standards an old maid in her time rebels against her oppressive family and a conservative society to achieve a few basic but essential moments of happiness On the surface this may look like flowers and fluff but for the time this was a subversively pre feminist novel Valancy becomes psychologically and sexually independent finds her own voice and claims a corner of the world and its scruffy male inhabitant for herself This book had a big impact on me in college and is still important as realistic fantasy for women living in strict conservative societies patriarchal Japan for example Montgomery s work is constantly under estimated and the way the books are marketed doesn t help the flowery script the swoony illustrations There are many layers at work in her stories and some pioneering feminist concepts tucked in between the deep appreciation of nature the commentary on the stuffy contemporary society of her day and the delightful well drawn characters

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Earing mother and meddlesome aunt she finds her only consolation in the forbidden books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle a place where all her dreams come true and she can be w. Valancy had lived spiritually in the Blue Castle ever since she could remember She had been a very tiny child when she found herself possessed of it Always when she shut her eyes she could see it plainly with its turrets and banners on the pine clad mountain height wrapped in its faint blue loveliness against the sunset skies of a fair and unknown land Everything wonderful and beautiful was in that castle Jewels that ueens might have worn robes of moonlight and fire couches of rose Valancy had lived spiritually in the Blue Castle ever since she could remember She had been a very tiny child when she found herself possessed of it Always when she shut her eyes she could see it plainly with its turrets and banners on the pine clad mountain height wrapped in its faint blue loveliness against the sunset skies of a fair and unknown land Everything wonderful and beautiful was in that castle Jewels that ueens might have worn robes of moonlight and fire couches of roses and gold long flights of shallow marble steps with great white urns and with slender mist clad maidens going up and down them courts marble pillared where shimmering fountains fell and nightingales sang among the myrtles halls of mirrors that reflected only handsome knights and lovely women herself the loveliest of all for whose glance men died All that supported her through the boredom of her days was the hope of going on a dream spree at night Most if not all of the Stirlings would have died of horror if they had known half the things Valancy did in her Blue Castle Lucy Maud Montgomery The Blue CastleThis is the sort of book that makes me so glad to be a reader Montgomery is an EXTREMELY talented and beautiful writer Recently I ve been finding myself wanting to readof her work because it s honestly like a balm There s a feeling I would get very often as a child when I was discovering the world of literature and everything was fresh and new it s a feeling that as an adult I rarely get close to reliving but in this book I did see some glimmers of itI d never read any Montgomery books outside of the Anne series and anyone who s read those books knows how special they are This story took me back to my preteens in Africa when I was first introduced to Anne by my aunt who then lived in the Maritimes Nova Scotia Now that Canada is my home and because I ve visited Prince Edward Island Montgomery s beloved home I have to say I feel evenattached to Montgomery now knowing first hand where she got much of her inspiration from This is the story of 29 year old spinster Valancy Stirling the old fashioned and archaic word for single woman being used because those were conservative times where a woman who was single after a certain age was considered to be a loser As the book said She was twenty nine lonely undesired ill favoured the only homely girl in a handsome clan with no past and no future Our heroine is single miserable and part of a large clan where she sees herself as invisible has a lot of fear has no friends and has never really known happiness in her life In her sad existence all she has is her blue castle her imagination A pivotal experience in her life no spoilers however changes her life foreverI loved the new Valancy I fully support women who have thrown off their shackles decided enough is enough and have decided to live authentically Recently I ve been reading a lot of feminist texts that have reminded me what this empowerment means and just how important it is Rereading Audre Lorde and rediscovering her famous uote My silences had not protected me Your silence will not protect you made me think of how apt it was in Valancy s case and how life giving it is when we realize that we can totally be free I ve been trying to please other people all my life and failed she said After this I shall please myself I shall never pretend anything again I ve breathed an atmosphere of fibs and pretences and evasions all my life What a luxury it will be to tell the truth I may not be able to do much that I want to do but I won t do another thing that I don t want to do Mother can pout for weeks I shan t worry over it Despair is a free man hope is a slave The freedom and life that Valancy experiences after the big turning point in her life warmed my heart And it made me laugh to read how Valancy s relatives thought she had gone mad because of course free thinking women have clearly lost itWhat I also adored about this book was Montgomery s veneration of nature Although the book is set near Muskoka Ontario Montgomery got her nature writing muse from PEI which is in my humble opinion one of the most beautiful places in Canada Montgomery s descriptions of nature makes you want to be in it the woods when they give at all give unstintedly and hold nothing back from their true worshippers We must go to them lovingly humbly patiently watchfully and we shall learn what poignant loveliness lurks in the wild places and silent intervales lying under starshine and sunset what cadences of unearthly music are harped on aged pine boughs or crooned in copses of fir what delicate savours exhale from mosses and ferns in sunny corners or on damp brooklands what dreams and myths and legends of an older time haunt them Then the immortal heart of the woods will beat against ours and its subtle life will steal into our veins and make us its own forever so that no matter where we go or how widely we wander we shall yet be drawn back to the forest to find our most enduring kinship Highly recommended One of my favourite reads of the year 3

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The Blue CastleHo she truly wants to be After getting shocking news from the doctor she rebels against her family and discovers a surprising new world full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret drea. This book made me cry And it is very rare when a story makes me cryThis is one of Montgomery s lesser know stories in The States It got a reprint Stateside during the Anne Mania after PBS broadcasted the Canadian mini seriesAnd the premis of the story goes like this Possible SpoilersIf you were told you only had a year to live what would you do And the main character crams in many things during that year Which makes this book a fabulous adventureEven though it has its sad parts This book made me cry And it is very rare when a story makes me cryThis is one of Montgomery s lesser know stories in The States It got a reprint Stateside during the Anne Mania after PBS broadcasted the Canadian mini seriesAnd the premis of the story goes like this Possible SpoilersIf you were told you only had a year to live what would you do And the main character crams in many things during that year Which makes this book a fabulous adventureEven though it has its sad parts this book can help inspire one to do great things