Anne Of Green Gables by L. M. MontgomeryAnne Of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne Of Green Gables

byL. M. Montgomery

Paperback | September 9, 2014

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 When Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew, decide to adopt a child from a distant orphanage, they don't get quite what they bargained for. The child who awaits them at the tiny Bright River train station is not the strapping young boy they'd imagined--someone to help Matthew work the fields of their small farm--but rather a freckle-faced, redheaded girl named Anne (with an e, if you please).
     Matthew and Marilla may not be sure about Anne, but Anne takes one look at Prince Edward Island's red clay roads and the Cuthberts' snug white farmhouse with its distinctive green gables and decides that she's home at last. But will she be able to convince Marilla and Matthew to let her stay?
   Armed with only a battered carpetbag and a boundless imagination, Anne charms her way into the Cuthberts' hearts--and into the hearts of readers as well. She truly is, in the words of Mark Twain, "the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice."

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 ...
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Title:Anne Of Green GablesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.63 × 5.25 × 1.01 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770497315

ISBN - 13:9781770497313

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic A timeless classic which can be enjoyed over and over again and by all ages.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is one of the best books I've ever read! This a timeless story for all ages! Super great book!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Classic A beautiful story. Anne is a great character that is filled with imagination and that is what made me instantly fall in love with her.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time classic A great book from beginning to end with all the entertainment, mischief and heartfelt emotions that Anne brings in the story.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from canadian favourites read these books as a kid. recently gave them to my niece who is also enjoying them
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet! The Anne series is endearing and heartfelt on so many levels and the beautiful story of this Canadian Classic only begins at Green Gables.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Anne of Green Gables is a Canadian classic. The novel explores themes of friendship and coming of age. This is a great read for middle school aged children and above.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless! I loved this kid as a book and I still love it now! Anne is such a delightful heroine and her adventures all start with this first book of the series
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The first book I couldn't put down I remember not liking reading until I was gifted this book. A book of my childhood.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book! This is an amazing book and classic. Anne is such a great character. Her imagination is inspirational.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canada Read Wonderful story for all ages, my daughter loved this book
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read for all ages! I finally read Anne of Green Gables after living in PEI, Canada for the past 18 years! I can't believe I waited so long to read it! It was absolutely wonderful and totally inspired me to let my creative side out more often. A great read for all ages!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite Re-read this book recently and really stands the test of time. As a child who devoured books I fell in love with these characters. Anne with an E has an amazing imagination and she captured my heart. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful story that has stood the test of time A canadian classic that will make you laugh and cry... and dream of the beautiful PEI landscape.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful great story and characters
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read Canadian classic! Montgomery wrote an engaging and timeless story about coming of age, accepting yourself and making connections that last a lifetime. One of the most brilliant pieces of Canadian literature, it has enchanted generations of readers.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had to read this for school We had a novel study in grade 5 to do in school and I fell in love with Anne of Green Gables, and have re-read this classic many times since
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I read this once when I was younger, but I didn't real enjoy it as I recently have! It really made me look and think about things in a different way, it really opens your mind.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endearing Read :) I regret not having read this during my childhood; however, reading it now definitely made up for lost time. Anne shines as a protagonist and you can't help falling in love with her and the scenic place she lives, Green Gables.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anne is Spunky and Insightful Anne is a character that can stand the test of time. This Canadian classic defined my childhood and it provided many lessons that I didn't even know I would pull into adulthood. It's a classic to be shared with the younger generation. I am glad that Anne didn't get put back on the shelf not to be revived again. I am glad this is back into mainstream! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Get book to know more about canada
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from still holds up a book worth reading. wow. dont miss annes classic story
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from anne is fun this is a classic. anne is whimsical and inspiring
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a classic this wonderful book should be read more. its such a good one
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is one of my fav books growing up. Its so innocent and sweet.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! Favorite book I've read this year! So heart-warming with beautiful writing. I want to read it again!
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly beautiful! Love this book! It's a classic!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Definitely one of the most heart-warming classics out there. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was so cute I love Anne, and how she was always so spunky and positive.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting Classic Who does not look back on reading this story without great fondness and affection?
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality classic Anne is a classic for anyone, and this edition is a really nice book just to hold and tote around.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Favorite First read this when I was 12 and fell in love. The characters, scenery, friends and stories are so descriptive, you feel as though you are part of the family. A lovely escape and wonderful gift for any young reader. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Classic This book is a Canadian classic and should be read. It is a little dry in some areas and rather long but still worth reading.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great Always liked this book! Read it again a few weeks ago and it doesn't loose it's charm. Picture perfect PEI is an amazing setting and you just fall in love with little mischivous Anne.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Anne of Green Gables is one of the most beautiful, wholesome books I have ever read. I think everyone should have to read this amazing story.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite as a kid I recently reread it and it holds up. Such a beautiful story.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Perfection! Nothing brings me back to my childhood like Anne of Green Gables. My family lived in an old farmhouse for a few years and my mom read this to me each night before bed. I pretended to be Anne - dressed like her, braided my hair, wore a straw hat, decorated my room as though it were hers, read incessantly just like she did and ran around our land pretending it was Green Gables. I loved her unconditionally. And it's been years since then, but I've just re-read it and it was just as magical. I can't wait to read this to my own children someday. One of the best books - ever (in my humble opinion :)!)
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic... A story that all ages should experience. Anne is such a spunky character, who speaks up for what she wants despite the era she lives and grows up in.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book A must read. Loved it as a child and it is still a favorite.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Read this as a child- still love it
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This is a book I read over and over again
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic A must read book for all young girls!
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Classic, childhood favourite.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic! Every young girl should read this.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Must read for all young Canadians!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! A must have for all young girls!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic and beautiful read! Such a classic, one of my favorite books ever, young Anne is a powerful and beautiful character!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great A wonderful Canadian classic set on PEI. This is a great and beautifully written book. Anne is an excellent character. It's the kind of book to reread.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anne This is a delightful story. It is a must read for every Candian child.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Canadian Story A real Canadian story. Good for all ages.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little slow, but beautifully written. I found this book hard to get into as a child, but finally made it through as an adult. While the story is a little slow, there is a delightful charm to the way Anne sees the world. A lovely story.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is one of my all time favourite books. Anne is so relatable for anyone and a great read for any one of any age. This cover is gorgeous and such a nice design
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! READ ASAP! As a fellow Canadian, I was happy to read a book by a Canadian, since the books I read are either American or British. This was a fun read, cute and eventful. I encourage you to read this ASAP.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from classic a must read for kids, a great book
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I loved it the first time I read it. Great especially for those travelling to PEI on vacation.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadiana The ultimate must-read for Canadians
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Joy One of my ultimate childhood favourites that has travelled with me through adulthood. Every time I re-read it, a new realization or detail is brought to my attention. It is impossible not to fall in love with the spunky and poetic orphan that is Anne.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's our Anne! And a very nice edition of one of my all time favourite books!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story This book is definitely a jewel when it comes to Canadian literature. You can definitely see why a lot of schools add it to their curriculum.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Canadian Gem You cannot go wrong with Anne. It is a lot of fun to read at any age. This edition cover is so cute it suits the story inside.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A kid's classic If you have ever been to Prince Edward Island in Canada you will know about this book as that is where it is set. A great story for kids of all ages.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anne of green gables A very interesting book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was great I read this book and it is very interesting
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cannot go wrong with this one bought for my niece for christmas and also because this has been my absolute favourite since forever! im so glad i get to pass this on to another little canadian girl! every personal library needs this book! #plumrewards
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Canadian Classic The book that kicked off our love affair with a red haired waif who captured our hearts and though a child we found she had so many valuable lessons to teach not only herself but we the reader.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Classic I've been reading this Classic as a child and have read all of the books in this series. Lucy Maud Montgomery is one of my favourite authors. Her books, in particular this one, will make you want to visit PEI, which my family did! A dream come true to visit "Green Gables" and all the places that inspired this book. We visited the "lake of shining waters' and the house where LLMontgomery was born and the places she grew up in. It is such an important part of Canadian history. Everyone who reads this will fall in love with Anne! (I can't wait for the new CBC series!)
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Loved the detailed descriptions and the great writing style. Anne is quite the character. It was wonderful going on the journey that is this book with her.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong with Anne. Lovely edition of a great book... a Canadian classic that looks great on my shelf!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite If you haven't read it, you should. And if you have, it's worth re-reading too.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful timeless read for all ages
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I loved this book. Anne is a lovable character. Great book from the Maritimes.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true literary treasure I adore this book. It's so beautiful, heartwarming, and sweet. I definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from enchanting I never tire of this story. Wonderful read!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I expected This is a fun read. I did not know what to expect when reading this, and honestly assumed it would be a bit childish. I was wrong. It's a great novel for all ages. Such a beautiful story. May not be for all readers, but it's an easy, short enough read, and you might be surprised by how much you enjoy reading it.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Again still trying to figure out whether i like this series or not. good writing but unsure about certain plots
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Favorite My favorite as a child - I always go to this book for gifts. Everyone loves it
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it. One of my favorite childhood books. I grew up with this story
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great children book. My mom read this book to me when I was six and I still love it today.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Amazing Classic! Such an endearing story line and character that will make you fall in love and truly adore this classic novel!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good While I didn't love it it was an interesting read I will try the sequels to see if it grows on me. Hopefully with Gilbert around more Anne more adultish it might interest me more.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heartwarming! A touching yet slow story about an orphan girl. I read it for the sake of reading a classic and it lived up to the stereotypical idea of a slow and dull plot that classics are known for. It was cute though. I would recommend that everyone reads it at least once.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite Read it! Read it! Read it! It is honestly the beat book in the world. I love Anne's personality and everything about the book.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT Best book of my childhood!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time tested and sooo good Classic story of the overly precocious but entirely well meaning red headed orphan girl. 4.25/5
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from P.E.I. Will always be known as Anne's home A classic that can be reread any time, then you have to make a trip to one of the most beautiful provinces just to relive Anne's adventures.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A book you can always come back to. It will always be heartwarming.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Detailed I loved the detailed descriptions of the settings in this novel. A great book.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Classic No matter how old you are, this book will never be an outdated read. Anne is one of those characters that you can't help but to fall in love with.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read This story is amazing and the amount of spunk Anne has is one thing that I wish I had.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing story! Such an excellent read for younger and older readers
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coming "of any age" Story I read this novel for the first time as an adult this past fall. Although I expected a children's "coming of age" narrative, this book revealed lessons for all the ages including the power of love, family, forgiveness, and choosing our own path. I found it at times long but "Classic" category worthy collectively.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Best book ever! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Children's Classic I have read the whole series of Anne's adventures. This is a classic read for all children. I feel everyone should give this a read so as to feel the magic of Anne's strength, humour and adventurous spirit.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Fiction based in PEI - Canadian Classic Oh Anne, how I shake my head and love her to bits. This book made me believe in kindred spirits and the magic of PEI. I visited the Anne of Green Gables muesum and park during my honeymoon a few years ago - the babbling brook was just like in the srory. Amazing! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Miss Out on Reading this Classic Anne will feel like one of your own family members quick to fluster you but easily loveable
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian classic.... A true Canadian classic that touches kids, adults all over the world with the magic of Anne Shirley. A story I read as a kid and can't forget. Anne Shirley struggle to be accepted is a universal story. And her quest for a family, not born out of blood but of love is something that should be praised. Anne and Gilbert and their connection. Wow. I loved it.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I read this when I was a child, and read many books since then, but this remains as one of my favourites to this day.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourites! Anne is an orphan who is adopted by Matthew and Marilla--only to find out that they didn't want a girl, they wanted a boy. This book follows her adventures and is my favourite from the whole series.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anne of Green Gables Anne is still my favourite heroine from any series. She is captivating and wonderful to read. I cry every time.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Pride Anne is a must read for every Canadian. She will empower girls for generations
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Classics Anne will surely carve herself and her adventures permanently into your heart and soul
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian classic I loved the adaptation on CBC when I was younger and the book is excellent.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Literature at its best Writers like Montgomery and her artfully crafted stories make me feel so privileged to grow up Canadian and be able to appreciate the beauty of our country through literature. Anne of Green Gables is such a beautifully written, descriptive and of course imaginative series that draws you into the magic of PEI like no other story ever can. This would make the perfect gift for a young girl, a timeless classic about friendships, growing up, braving adversity and living your dreams.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Classic! A wonderful classic every Canadian should read!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Canadian Classic. Every young girl needs to read this heartwarming story of a young orphan that had a terrible start in life - she is given a chance (even though she wasn't a boy) and forever changes the hearts and lives of Matthew and Marilla for the better.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for! This book is absolutely perfect for lovers of L. M. Montgomery's classic. It holds a place of honor on my bookshelf; I am looking forward to purchasing more of the 'Anne' books.
Date published: 2015-08-29

Read from the Book

Daring was the fashionable amusement among the Avonlea small fry just then. It had begun among the boys, but soon spread to the girls, and all the silly things that were done in Avonlea that summer because the doers thereof were “dared” to do them would fill a book by themselves. . . . Now, to “walk” board fences requires more skill and steadiness of head and heel than one might suppose who has never tried it. But Josie Pye, if deficient in some qualities that make for popularity, had at least a natural and inborn gift, duly cultivated, for walking board fences. Josie walked the Barry fence with an airy unconcern which seemed to imply that a little thing like that wasn’t worth a “dare.” Reluctant admiration greeted her exploit, for most of the other girls could appreciate it, having suffered many things themselves in their efforts to walk fences. Josie descended from her perch, flushed with victory, and darted a defiant glance at Anne. Anne tossed her red braids.“I don’t think it’s such a very wonderful thing to walk a little, low, board fence,” she said. “I knew a girl in Marysville who could walk the ridge-pole of a roof.” “I don’t believe it,” said Josie flatly. “I don’t believe anybody could walk a ridge-pole. You couldn’t, anyhow.”“Couldn’t I?” cried Anne rashly.“Then I dare you to do it,” said Josie defiantly. “I dare you to climb up there and walk the ridge-pole of Mr. Barry’s kitchen roof.”Anne turned pale, but there was clearly only one thing to be done. She walked towards the house, where a ladder was leaning against the kitchen roof. All the fifth-class girls said, “Oh!” partly in excitement, partly in dismay.“Don’t you do it, Anne,” entreated Diana. “You’ll fall off and be killed. Never mind Josie Pye. It isn’t fair to dare anybody to do anything so dangerous.”“I must do it. My honour is at stake,” said Anne solemnly. “I shall walk that ridge-pole, Diana, or perish in the attempt. If I am killed you are to have my pearl bead ring.”Anne climbed the ladder amid breathless silence, gained the ridge-pole, balanced herself uprightly on that precarious footing, and started to walk along it, dizzily conscious that she was uncomfortably high up in the world and that walking ridge-poles was not a thing in which your imagination helped you out much. Nevertheless, she managed to take several steps before the catastrophe came. Then she swayed, lost her balance, stumbled, staggered and fell, sliding down over the sun-baked roof and crashing off it through the tangle of Virginia creeper beneath — all before the dismayed circle below could give a simultaneous, terrified shriek.If Anne had tumbled off the roof on the side up which she ascended Diana would probably have fallen heir to the pearl bead ring then and there. Fortunately she fell on the other side, where the roof extended down over the porch so nearly to the ground that a fall therefrom was a much less serious thing. Nevertheless, when Diana and the other girls had rushed frantically around the house — except Ruby Gillis, who remained as if rooted to the ground and went into hysterics — they found Anne lying all white and limp among the wreck and ruin of the Virginia creeper.“Anne, are you killed?” shrieked Diana, throwing herself on her knees beside her friend. “Oh, Anne, dear Anne, speak just one word to me and tell me if you’re killed.”To the immense relief of all the girls, and especially of Josie Pye, who, in spite of lack of imagination, had been seized with horrible visions of a future branded as the girl who was the cause of Anne Shirley’s early and tragic death, Anne sat dizzily up and answered uncertainly: “No, Diana, I am not killed, but I think I am rendered unconscious.”

Editorial Reviews

"Aficionados of the auburn-tressed waif will find Anne of Green Gables lavishly illustrated."
Smithsonian Magazine