The 1920’s era fiction, is rendered by Maryam Haji-Alireza and published by Ofoq Publications.

It is the story of Valancy, a young woman who is under the mounting pressures of a domineering family and a conservative society. After being diagnosed with a terminal heart disease, Valancy rebels against the odds and follows her own path to happiness.

First published in 1926, the novel is considered one of Montgomery’s few adult works of fiction that grew in popularity after it was republished in 1990.

The book was adapted for the stage twice. In 1982 it was made into a successful Polish musical and ten years later Canadian playwright Hank Stinson authored another version “The Blue Castle: A Musical Love Story”.

Montgomery (1874-1942) is best known for her 1908 novel “Anne of Green Gables”. The book was an immediate success. The central character in the book, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, brought international acclaim to the author.

Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels and 530 short stories, 500 poems and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, a location within Canada’s smallest province.

Source: Financial Tribune