Accross the Miles

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Title: Across the Miles
 
In L.M. Montgomery's world, receiving a letter was an important event. Letters, before the advent of the telephone, were the sole means of communication between people who lived at a distance from each other, and letter writing was a skill to be cultivated, often by keeping a journal. Throughout these stories Montgomery's characters put pen to paper, and we see how their writings affect their lives. Many of the stories in Across the Miles turn on the sending or receiving of a letter, yet the concerns of the correspondents and the outcome of their stories and ingeniously varied. Montgomery`s tales may be set on her beloved Prince Edward Island or the western prairies, in a humble cottage or a society mansion; her tone may be serious or playful; her characters may be caught up in whirlwind love affairs or the more prosaic business of everyday life.