the memory of
FREDERICA CAMPBELL MACFARLANE
who went away from me when the dawn broke on January 25, 1919—a true friend, a rare personality, a loyal and courageous soul."
Anne's children are almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one can resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, almost fifteen, can't think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever. (from the 1998 Bantam Books reissue)
Chapter 1: Glen "Notes" and Other Matters
Just discussing the Glen and the Blythes
Chapter 2: Dew of Morning
Discussing Rilla, Walter, Miss. Oliver and others
Chapter 3: Moonlit Mirth
Rilla at her first dance, with Kenneth Ford!!
Chapter 4: The Piper Pipes
Jack Elliott tells them war has been declared, Jem and Jerry determined to enlist.
Chapter 5: "The Sound of a Going"
Jem and Jerry enlist and leave, upsetting Anne Blythe, Nan, and Faith Meredith
Chapter 6: Susan, Rilla, and Dog Monday Make a Resolution
Rilla begins to think about life seriously
Chapter 7: A War-Baby and a Soup Tureen
Rilla meets Jims (James Kitchener Anderson)
Chapter 8: Rilla Decides
Rilla decides to keep Jims at Ingleside
Chapter 9: Doc Has a Misadventure
The crazy cat loses it and gets his head stuck in a pan!
Chapter 10: The Troubles of Rilla
Rilla is disturbed about Walter at college and Jem on the war front
Chapter 11: Dark and Bright
Rilla is scared about Walter and Ken joining; Jims is making her happy
Chapter 12: In the Days of Langemarck
Walter is back from college, but Rilla is still rather frightened. Ken is a lieutenant.
Chapter 13: A Slice of Humble Pie
Rilla goes to Irene Howard, and realizes that she is wearing one slipper and one boot! Irene humiliates her.
Chapter 14: The Valley of Decision
Rilla is at the Junior Red Cross' show, and Irene tells her--horror!--Walter has enlisted.
Chapter 15: Until the Day Break
Walter leaves. Rilla and Una Meredith will "keep the faith."
Chapter 16: Realism and Romance
Ken comes to say good-bye. Rilla is absolutely flustered!
Chapter 17: The Weeks Wear By
Carl also leaves. Rilla misses him, her best friend when they were young. Weeks go on and on.
Chapter 18: A War-Wedding
Rilla plans for Joseph Milgrave and Miranda Pryor to marry!
Chapter 19: "They Shall Not Pass"
Miss. Oliver has a dream. Robert Grant is reported "dead", then Rilla finds out it's another Robert Grant!
Chapter 20: Norman Douglas Speaks Out in Meeting
Norman Douglas gets mad at Whiskers-on-the-moon!
Chapter 21: "Love Affairs are Horrible"
Rilla is sad Fred Arnold is so unhappy about the fact she loves Ken Ford rather than him.
Chapter 22: Little Dog Monday Knows
Rilla finds out Walter is killed at Courcelette
Chapter 23: "And So, Goodnight"
Rilla and her family learns to deal with the fact that Walter is dead.
Chapter 24: Mary is Just in Time
Mary Vance saves Jims
Chapter 25: Shirley Goes
Shirley goes to France
Chapter 26: Susan Has a Proposal of Marriage
Whiskers-on-the-Moon proposes to Susan, and Susan chases him out with a pan of boiling water!
Chapter 27: Waiting
They are still waiting for the end of the war.
Chapter 28: Black Sunday
The Germans are shelling Paris! This is the worst week.
Chapter 29: "Wounded and Missing"
Jem is reported "Wounded and Missing" in a trench raid
Chapter 30: The Turning of the Tide
The beginning of the end!!
Chapter 31: Mrs. Matilda Pitman
Rilla and Jims get into a misadventure with an old lady.
Chapter 32: Word from Jem
The Blythes FINALLY receive a telegram from Jem, who has been missing in France
Chapter 33: Victory!
Chapter 34: Mr. Hyde Goes to His Own Place and Susan Takes a Honeymoon
The cat disappears, and Susan takes a break
Chapter 35: "Rilla-My-Rilla!"
Kenneth Ford returns home to Rilla and Rilla doesn't know him until he says "Rilla-my-Rilla!"
|Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 75 images of Rilla of Ingleside (view gallery).|
- Rilla of Green Gables (2015), a musical that transplants Rilla's world of the Glen to Avonlea and Green Gables.
- Rilla of Ingleside (1991), a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1991 on IVPR. It was directed by Stanisława Grotowska and starred Monika Bezak as Rilla.
Behind the scenes
- Rilla of Ingleside is dedicated to Frederica Campbell MacFarlane, Montgomery's first cousin and most intimate friend. Frede died on January 25, 1919, of the influenza epidemic brought to North America from Europe’s war trenches.
- Montgomery didn't like the title Rilla of Ingleside - it was the choice of her publishers. She wanted to call it Rilla-My-Rilla or at least Rilla Blythe.
- The manuscript of Rilla of Ingleside was lost for half a century. It was written between March 7, 1919, and August 24, 1920, and is 564 pages in length. In 2000, the manuscript was rediscovered and donated to the University of Guelph.
- In Germany, Rilla of Ingleside was divided into two books - Anne und Rilla: Zum ersten Mal verliebt and Anne und Rilla:Der Weg ins Glück.
|Anne of Green Gables series|
| Anne of Green Gables (1908) | Anne of Avonlea (1909) | Anne of the Island (1915) | Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)|
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) | Anne of Ingleside (1939) | Rainbow Valley (1919) | Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
|Spinoffs by L. M. Montgomery|
| Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) | Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920)|
The Road to Yesterday (1974) | The Blythes Are Quoted (2009)
| The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook (1985) by Kate Macdonald|
Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L. M. Montgomery (2008) by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
Before Green Gables (2008) by Budge Wilson