Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery, and since her death another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world. It has been adapted as film, made-for-television movies, and animated and live-action television series. Anne Shirley was played by Megan Follows in the 1985 Canadian produced movie. Plays and musicals have also been created, with productions annually in Canada since 1964 of the first musical production, which has toured in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.
Growing up, I didn’t care about the old, vintage books such as books by Jane Austen and L.A. Montgomery. As an adult though, I really appreciate these books and value them. They are so good and so insightful to the culture and moral of the 1800-1900’s. I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars, I would totally recommend it to any woman in your family that loves vintage stories and books. Even some guys may like it!
I fell in love with Anne, she’s just an out there and be herself character! She’s unapologetically herself even in the face of what was deemed “Unproper” and I love that. I know that its a common theme with current authors but, it makes more of an impact because the culture was so proper. I feel like I miss some of the proper attitudes and expectations of back in the day.
I know this is an older read but I really recommend this!
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The author doesn’t have a website, which makes sense but you can look her up!