Synopses & Reviews
This heartwarming story has beckoned generations of readers into the special world of Green Gables, an old-fashioned farm outside a town called Avonlea. Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, has arrived in this verdant corner of Prince Edward Island only to discover that the Cuthberts—elderly Matthew and his stern sister, Marilla—want to adopt a boy, not a feisty redheaded girl. But before they can send her back, Anne—who simply must have more scope for her imagination and a real home—wins them over completely. A much-loved classic that explores all the vulnerability, expectations, and dreams of a child growing up, Anne of Green Gables is also a wonderful portrait of a time, a place, a family…and, most of all, love. With a New Introduction and anAfterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell
The dearest and most lovable child in fiction.
Eleven-year-old Anne was not the boy her adoptive parents were expecting-but the imaginative, feisty, red-haired girl soon won them over...and captured the hearts of readers forever.
Everyones favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win themand, consequently, the readerover.
About the Author
Lucy Maud (L. M.) Montgomery (18741942) began her career writing for a newspaper in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before returning to her native Prince Edward Island. Her short stories soon began appearing in the Family Herald and childrens magazines. Anne of Green Gables (1908) was actually written first as a serial for a Sunday school paper, but it quickly became her immensely successful first novel, bringing her international recognition. That title was followed by eight more books about Anne and Avonlea and a number of other entertaining novels, including her Emily series, which began in 1923 with Emily of New Moon. But it is Anne Shirley, praised by Mark Twain as the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice,” who remains a popular favorite throughout the world. Jennifer Lee Carrell holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Harvard University, as well as masters and bachelors degrees from Oxford and Stanford, respectively. A regular contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, she has taught in the History and Literature program at Harvard. She is the author of the bestselling novels Haunt Me Still and Interred with Their Bones and The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox.