Anne of Green Gables

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Nimbus Publishing, Limited, 1998 - Country life - 351 pages
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"The sweetest creation of childlike yet written" - Mark TwainSince it was first published on 1908, Anne of Green Gables has been treasured by millions of readers around the world. Anne Shirley, an orphan, arrives at Green Gables by mistake; the Cuthberts wanted a boy. But for Anne, Green gables is a dream come true. Thanks to her endearing nature, she wins the hears of the Cuthberts, finds "kindred spirits" and "a bosom friend," and takes a staid island community on a merry ride of adventure and surprise.In this Classic Edition, Nimbus presents Anne of Green Gables as it originally appeared--complete, easy to read, and as enduring as the heartwarming story of Anne herself.Lucy Maude Montgomery was born in the charming village of New London, PEI, in 1874. She grew up in nearby Cavendish, surrounded by rolling farmlands and the sparkling waters of the ocean. Anne of Green Gables is based on her own childhood experiences.

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Born in Nova Scotia, young red headed Anne Shirley became orphaned at the age of three months. Elderly siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help work on their farm, but end up with Anne instead. Read full review

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I was in the play version of this! So good!! Read full review

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Contents

CHATTER PAG1 I Mrs Rachel Lynde is surprised
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Matthew Cuthbert is surprised
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Marilla Cuthbert is surprised
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One of the best-loved children's/young adult authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the daughter of Hugh John and Clara Woolner. After attending Prince of Wales College and Dalhouse College in Halifax, she became a certified teacher, eventually teaching in Bideford, Prince Edward Island. She also served as an assistant at the post office and as a writer for the local newspaper, The Halifax Daily Echo. Best known for her Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables books, Montgomery received many high honors. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1923 and a Canadian stamp commemorates Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables. In addition, various museums dedicated to the book series and Montgomery's life dot Prince Edward Island. The books in the Anne series follow the growth and adventures of a red-haired, spritely, high-spirited and imaginative orphan named Anne who lives on Prince Edward Island. The success of these books rested in Montgomery's ability to vividly recollect childhood and her easy storytelling ability. They are tremendously popular to this day and have been translated into more than 35 languages and adapted as movies and PBS television productions. On July 5, 1911, L.M. Montgomery married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and the marriage produced three children. She died on April 24, 1942.

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