Anne of Green Gables

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Knopf, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 396 pages
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"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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Great classic book!

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Cute update of a classic book. One of my favorite childhood reads! Made a wonderful gift idea for my young nieces! Read full review

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I was compelled to watch the four-hour (or so it felt) movie by a dear friend and more recently compelled to actually read this book by our local library book club. The movie was okay, and the book ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
18
Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised
36
Morning at Green Gables
45
Annes History
54
Marilla makes up hcr Mind
62
Anne says her Prayers
69
Mrs Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified
85
Annes Apology
94
Anne to the Rescue
180
A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
193
A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
208
A New Departure in Flavorings
217
Anne is invited out to
231
CHAPTER23 Anne comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
237
CHAPTERZS Matthew insists on Puffcd Sleeves Zfl
265
CHAPTER28 An Unfortunate Lily Maid
284

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
CHAPTER30 The Queens Class is Organized
307
CHAPTERS Where the Brook and River Meet
322
The Pass List is Out
341
CHAPTER34 A Queens Girl 54
354
CHAllF R 35 The Winter at Queens
369
CHAPTER38 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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