Anne of Green Gables

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Knopf, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 396 pages
18 Reviews
"She'll have to go back."

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert had decided to adopt an orphan. They wanted a nice sturdy boy to help Matthew with the farm chores. The orphanage sent a girl instead - a mischievous, talkative redhead who the Cuthberts thought would be no use at all. But as soon as Anne arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever. And the longer Anne stayed, the harder it was for anyone to imagine Green Gables without her

 

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♥ Favorite Piece of Fiction EVER!!! ♥

User Review  - Leorah - Christianbook.com

Yes, I am titling this as my favorite piece of fiction ever! Or EVER!!!. ;) Anne is the most adorable, lovable, imaginative, accident prone girl you can imagine and there is not a fictional character ... Read full review

Anne of Green Gables - a Childhood favorite!

User Review  - Estrelita1 - Christianbook.com

Anne of Green Gables was my favorite story while I was growing up. One year, my favorite teacher gave ALL of the girls in our class a copy of this book as Christmas gifts. She gave all of the boys a ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
7
CHAPTER
13
Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised
36
Morning at Green Gables
45
Annes History
54
Marilla makes up her Mind
62
Anne says her Prayers
69
Mrs Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified
85
Anne is invited out to
231
Anne comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
237
Miss Stacy and her Pupils get up a Concert
246
Matthew insists on Puffed Sleeves
252
The Story Club is Formed
265
Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
275
An Unfortunate Lily Maid
284
An Epoch in Annes Life
295

Annes Apology
94
Annes Impressions of Sundayschool
104
A Solemn Vow and Promise
111
The Delights of Anticipation
119
Annes Confession
126
A Tempest in the School Teapot
137
Diana is invited to Tea with Tragic Results
157
A New Interest in Life
172
Anne to the Rescue
180
A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
193
A New Departure in Flavorings
217
The Queens Class is Organized
307
Where the Brook and River Meet
322
The Pass List is Out
331
The Hotel Concert
341
A Queens Girl
354
The Winter at Queens
363
The Glory and the Dream
369
The Reaper whose Name is Death
377
The Bend in the Road
386
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About the author (1995)

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was born in the village of Clifton (now New London) on Prince Edward Island in Canada. She was brought up by her grandparents after her mother died when she was two. Later her father moved away to Saskatchewan, where he remarried, and when she spent some months in his new home she was not happy. 'I do not think', she wrote, 'that the majority of grownups have any real conception of the tortures sensitive children suffer over any marked difference between themselves and the other denizens of their small world.'

While working as a reporter for the Halifax Daily Echo, she wrote Anne of Green Gables in the evenings over a period of eighteen months and when it was rejected by four publishers she put it away for two years. Then she revised it and a Boston publisher accepted it at once. When it appeared in 1908 the book proved so popular that ever afterwards she felt constrained by the public's constant demand for more stories about Anne. She did write five sequels – as well as many other novels – and they made her rich, but none reached the classic status of the first.

In 1911 she married Ewan Macdonald. She had two sons; she enjoyed fame and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. She died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish Cemetery, not far from her birthplace.

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