"I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
This article is about a short story. You may be looking for The Road to Yesterday, a short story collection of the same name.

"The Road to Yesterday" is a short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery, first published in a short story collection of the same name in 1974. It is also included in The Blythes Are Quoted (2009).





  • Susan Baker (mentioned only)
  • Jack Bell (mentioned only)
  • Anne Blythe (mentioned only)
  • Gilbert Blythe (mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Gilbert Blythe (mentioned only)
  • Jem Blythe (mentioned only)
  • Jem Blythe Sr. (mentioned only)
  • Walter Blythe (mentioned only)
  • Walter Blythe Jr. (mentioned only)
  • Harvey Brooks
  • Harvey Brooks' relatives
  • Mrs. Brooks
  • Bruno (mentioned only)
  • Aunt Clara
  • Dick (mentioned only)
  • Dick's grandmother (mentioned only)
  • Dick's wife (indirectly mentioned)
  • Ken Ford (indirectly mentioned)
  • Mrs. Ken Ford (mentioned only)
  • Rilla Ford (mentioned only)
  • Susette King
  • Letty (mentioned only)
  • Aunt Marian (mentioned only)
  • Di Meredith (mentioned only)
  • Roddy (mentioned only)
  • Roddy's wife (mentioned only)
  • Great-aunt Ruth (mentioned only)
  • Jerry Thornton
  • Jerry Thornton's grandmother (mentioned only)



  • The Enterprise (mentioned only)
  • Royal Canadian Air Force (mentioned only)

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

Short story collections
Chronicles of Avonlea
"The Hurrying of Ludovic" (read) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (read) · "Each in His Own Tongue" (read)
"Little Joscelyn" (read) · "The Winning of Lucinda" (read) · "Old Man Shaw's Girl" (read)
"Aunt Olivia's Beau" (read) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (read) · "Pa Sloane's Purchase" (read)
"The Courting of Prissy Strong" (read) · "The Miracle at Carmody" (read) · "The End of a Quarrel" (read)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
"Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat" (read) · "The Materializing of Cecil" (read) · "Her Father's Daughter" (read)
"Jane's Baby" (read) · "The Dream-Child" (read) · "The Brother Who Failed" (read) · "The Return of Hester" (read)
"The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily" (read) · "Sara's Way" (read) · "The Son of His Mother" (read)
"The Education of Betty" (read) · "In Her Selfless Mood" (read) · "The Conscience Case of David Bell" (read)
"Only a Common Fellow" (read) · "Tannis of the Flats" (read)
The Road to Yesterday
"An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins" · "Retribution" · "The Twins Pretend" · "Fancy's Fool"
"A Dream Comes True" · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Reconciliation"
"The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle" · "Here Comes the Bride"
"Brother Beware" · "The Road to Yesterday" · "A Commonplace Woman"
The Blythes Are Quoted

"Some Fools and a Saint" · "Twilight at Ingleside" (vignette) · "An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins"
"The Second Evening" (vignette) · "Retribution" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "The Twins Pretend"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "Fancy's Fool" · "The Fifth Evening" (vignette) · "A Dream Comes True"
"The Sixth Evening" (vignette) · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Seventh Evening" (vignette)
"The Reconciliation" · "The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle"

"Another Ingleside Twilight" (vignette) · "Brother Beware" · "The Second Evening" (vignette)
"Here Comes the Bride" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "A Commonplace Woman"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "The Road to Yesterday" · "Au Revoir" (vignette)

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