Anne of Green Gables, 100th Anniversary Edition

Anne of Green Gables, 100th Anniversary Edition

by L. M. Montgomery

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A new edition of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables in honor of the hundredth-year anniversary of the enduring classic.

In addition to publishing Before Green Gables, we are issuing a special collectible edition of Anne of Green Gables, which will be a facsimile of the 1908 version and will feature the original cover art.

Old and new fans alike will revel in this elegant keepsake of the timeless classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101203033
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/21/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 725 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was born in what is now New London, Prince Edward Island, and raised by her grandparents after the death of her mother when she was just two. She worked for a time as a teacher and a journalist, then wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, in the evenings while caring for her grandmother. When the book appeared in 1908, it was an instant success; it would go on to sell millions of copies in dozens of languages the world over, making Anne one of literature's most beloved characters of all time.

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Anne of Green Gables, 100th Anniversary Edition 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
nprystay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
L.M Montgomery's classic story Anne of Green Gables follows the adventures of Anne Shirley after she is adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert.This Canadian classic stands the test of time. Anne Shirley is a chatty and fanciful girl who over time matures but still retains a sense of whimsy. L.M Montgomery has a way with description that makes you feel like you're really at Green Gables and just waiting to try some of Marilla's baking. Extremely well written, one is reminded of their own flights of childhood imagination.
justabookreader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It¿s funny how books that captured your imagination as a child are so very different for you as an adult. I¿m not saying Anne of Green Gables was a bad read as an adult but it was so much different than I remember it being. For instance, I don¿t remember Anne talking so much. Really, she never shuts up! It¿s so endearing though and you come to quickly understand why Matthew and Marilla fell in love with this red-haired orphan. I also remembered the decision as to whether or not Anne would stay was much more drawn out but that could have been how I perceived it as a child. I keep saying as a child because I think the last time I read this book was probably when I was 10. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, brother and sister who live on the Green Gables farm in Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, decide to adopt a boy to help out with the farm work since Matthew is getting up in age. Arrangements are made and Matthew leaves to pick up the boy at the train station. He comes home with a red-haired girl who won¿t stop talking. Marilla wants to send her back but Matthew has already become attached and sort of nudges Marilla to think about keeping her. Anne, even with her loquacious ways, manages to charm Marilla who decides she can stay. Anne is enchanted with her new home, a new friend, and even her new school. However, she¿s not always the proper little girl she should be and gets into several incidents that somehow all manage to work themselves out for the best.Anne of Green Gables is such a sweet book and pretty funny too. There¿s not much that happens in Avonlea that doesn¿t get back to Marilla, and Anne, who it must be said is not a bad child in the least, is always doing something that gets talked about. One day it¿s flowers in her bonnet, telling ghost stories with her dear friend Diana, or cracking Gilbert Blythe over the head with her writing slate --- Marilla hears about it. That¿s small town living for you.Reading this as an adult, I found it a lot funnier than I did as a child. At 10 years-old, Anne was a bit of hero. She was courageous and she stood up for herself. She was a person with guts and she was really smart. I loved all that about her as a child. As an adult, I can see how everything she did was vexing to every adult in her vicinity but it¿s also so easy to see how everyone could love her. The kindness and caring stand out to me now but I don¿t think I saw that as a child. Now, I¿m also amused by the nosy neighbors, the teacher who¿s in love with the student, and how parenting styles differ among the women in the story. I¿m not saying that to be sexist, but it¿s the women in this story that talk about it, not the men. I¿m glad I went back to this as an adult. My appreciation for it is different but all together much the same. Anne of Green Gables will always be a favorite of mine.
jfoster_sf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wish I had read this book when I was a girl! This is pretty much my new favorite book, and I'm so excited that there are 6 more in the series to read! You will fall completely in love with Anne, a precocious orphan girl sent for by mistake. The story starts off with Anne being maybe 8 or 9, and goes throughout her entire childhood, ending with her well into her teenage years. A must for every family!
teamweasley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There is no place on earth that feels more like home than Green Gables. It makes no difference how long its been since you last visited the home of Anne, Mathew, and Marilla, just as soon as you open this book again, you have gone home. People with characters you have known your whole life and feel more comfortable with than most real people you know, this never ever gets old. You always have a home at Green Gables.
MarthaL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorites. When I was in third grade and home from school sick in bed, my mother read to me the copy she had as a child. I got better and finished it off and the rest of the Anne books which I found in the public library in the adult section. I have read the book numerous times and have given copies as gifts. All three of my daughters have read and reread this. No girl in the English speaking world should grow up without coming to know Anne of Green Gables.
Jenners26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Story OverviewOn Prince Edward Island in the little town of Avonlea, brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a young boy to help out around their farm. Both are getting older and know they'll need some help to keep the farm going. They send word to a local woman who is going to the orphanage to bring them home an 11-year-old boy. But when Matthew goes to the train station to pick up the boy, he is surprised to find a young girl -- Anne Shirley.Shy and tongue-tied around others, Matthew reluctantly agrees to take Anne home until the mix-up can be sorted out. But on the ride home, Anne charms Matthew with her imagination, vivacity and view of the world. By the time they reach the Cuthbert house at Green Gables, he is convinced he wants Anne to stay with them. His sister, Marilla, is not so sure -- but after a few days -- she too falls under Anne's spell and the little orphan girl finds a home in Green Gables.The book focuses on Anne's coming of age at Green Gables -- her problems with her flaming red hair, her big imagination, her dreaminess and the various escapades and problems caused by all of these aspects of her personality. She finds a "bosom friend" in her neighbor Diana and flourishes at the local school -- except for her long-standing rivalry with Gilbert Blythe (who dared to call her "Carrots" one time.) The book follows Anne until her entry into the Queen's school and eventual return home to Green Gables.My ThoughtsWhat can I say? This book was so charming and delightful! I cannot imagine a reader who would not fall in love with Anne -- it is no surprise that all of Avonlea falls under her spell! I know this is considered a children's book, and I wish I had read it when I was Anne's age -- I know I would have just adored her and modeled myself after her!The writing is just delightful, and Anne's frequent monologues are just so charming. She is the type of person who is so full of life, zest and (most of all) IMAGINATION that you feel yourself drawn to her -- just like Matthew and Marilla. I love that she hates her red hair and freckles, frets about not having puffs on her sleeves, and daydreams while she is supposed to be doing chores. Anne is so relatable and down-to-earth that even a modern day girl could relate to her. After all, what tween girl doesn't fret about the physical attributes that make them different, wish for clothes of the latest fashion and spend inordinate amount of times daydreaming?The other charm of the book was Anne's love of nature and her constant ecstasy at the beauty around her. I've never been to Prince Edward Island (located in Canada) but the descriptions in the book make it sound like an idyllic and enchanted place. (Of course, Anne could make anything sound amazing and better than life.)My Final RecommendationAnne of Green Gables definitely deserves its place as a classic of children's literature. I am so glad I took the time to read it, and I would recommend it unreservedly to a reader looking for a charming and delightful book that hearkens back to a simpler time and space. And if you have a young girl in your life with literary tendencies, I think this would make a wonderful gift! I wish I'd gotten it when I was young!
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of Anne Shirley has become well-known throughout the world, and as an avid reader of the Anne books, it is hardly shocking for me to understand why. I could read Anne's story over and over without ever getting tired of reading it. It's a true classic for all ages.
Ducklover More than 1 year ago
The book Anne of Green Gables is an adventurous fiction about a girl named Anne, and her going to live in a new home. Anne meets many new and interesting people, and does many crazy things. The story takes place on Prince Edward Island in Avonlea. It is about Anne living in Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert and her growing up and making decisions in life. This story was all in all a good book. In some parts, however, there would be conversations that would go on and on and on!!! The book also had a number of big words in it. The author did a good job of writing this book because there were happy parts, sad parts, and funny parts. I would recommend this book to you if you are at least ten years of age because of all the big words and some parts that you have to break down and really think about. One of the books strengths was that it had a lot of detail. While reading you can clearly picture the setting. Therefore, I definitely advise you read the book Anne of Green Gables. It is a funny yet serious novel about the life of a girl, and if you read it i am sure you will like it as much as I did! :) -Ducky :D
AlovesB More than 1 year ago
I was excited to see this anniversary edition of Anne of Green Gables--it looks much like the original edition but is much more affordable! Very nice book, good pictures inside. My only complaint is that the cover is a dust jacket--from the picture, I'd thought it was a cloth hardbound, but it's hardbound with the image that you see only as a dust jacket. Take off the dust jacket, and it's a plain old book without a title on the cover. That was disappointing. Other than that, it's great!
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