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This edition ofAnne of Green Gables includes a Foreward and Afterword by T.A. Barron.
Arriving on the train from the orphanage, Anne was enchanted by the green beauty of Prince Edward Island. She was an awkward, redheaded girl with a worn suitcase and a heart yearning for love. Was the little town on Avonlea, and the house called Green Gables, to be her new home?
To Anne's dismay, it was all a mistake. It was true that the old couple who lived at Green Gables had requested a child from the orphanage. But they had asked for a boy!
Anne did the only sensible thing. She burst into tears....
Thus begins the story ofAnne of Green Gables, which continues in Anne of Avonlea. These beloved classics are among the most popular novels ever written; they have made their author, L.M. Montgomery, a legend in Canada and around the world.
L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) was one of the premier writers of her time. She is the author ofAnne of Green GablesandAnne of Avonlea.
Anne of Green Gables was an instant success in 1908 and, a century later, is still loved by girls from Canada to Japan. - The Guardian "[Anne] is the dearest and most loveable child in fiction since the immortal Alice." - Mark Twain, bestselling author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
"Anne's adventures, awkward scrapes, aesthetic hyperventilations and temper tantrums are both touching and amusing, as she grows from ugly-duckling waif to talented and beautiful swan. . . the thing that distinguishes Anne from so many 'girls' books' of the first half of the 20th century is its dark underside: this is what. . . makes its heroine's idealism and indignation so poignantly convincing." - Margaret Atwood, bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale