Anne of Green Gables

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Broadview Press, Nov 17, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is one of the best-known and most enduringly popular novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1908, it has never been out of print, and it continues, nearly a century after its first appearance, to appeal to new readers in many locations around the world. Anne of Green Gables is the story of how a little girl, adopted from an orphan asylum by a brother and sister seeking a boy to help them on their Prince Edward Island farm, grows to responsible young adulthood and, as she grows, brings light and life to her adoptive home. Although it is, as Montgomery described it in her journal, a “simple little tale,” it has nonetheless generated not only an international readership but, more recently, an increasing critical interest that focuses on the text’s engagement with social and political issues, its relation to Montgomery’s life and her other writing, and its circulation as a popular cultural commodity in Canada and elsewhere.

This Broadview edition is based on the first edition of Anne of Green Gables. It includes a critical introduction and a fascinating selection of contemporary documents, including contemporary reviews of the novel, other writings by L.M. Montgomery (stories, writings on gender and on writing), and excerpts from the “Pansy” books by Isabella Macdonald Alden.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Abbreviations
11
Introduction
12
A Brief Chronology
39
A Note on the Text
42
Anne of Green Gables
51
1 Our Uncle Wheeler 1898
335
2 A NewFashioned Flavoring 1898
344
The Pansy Novels of Isabella Macdonald Alden
385
2 From Links in Rebeccas Life 1878 7778
387
3 From Ruth Erskines Crosses 1879 18386
389
Selected Reviews
391
3 The GlobeToronto Saturday Magazine Section 15 August 1908
392
4 Outlook New York 22 August 1908
393
5 Canadian Magazine November 1908
394
6 The Bookman 29 New York MarchAugust 1909
395

4 The Cake that Prissy Made 1903
360
Montgomery on Writing The Way to Make a Book 1915
365
Montgomery on Gender
371
2 Famous Author and Simple Mother 1925
379
8 The Mail and Empire Toronto 6 December 1913
397
Select Bibliography
398
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Cecily Devereux is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Alberta.

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