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Anne of Green Gables (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback – May 6, 2003
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Anne Shirley is the plucky, imaginative, red-haired orphan. Her parents die when she is baby, and so she spends the first 11 years of her life going between homes and orphanages, with no one really wanting to keep or to love her. By a mistake, she is brought to Avonlea--instead of a boy--to be adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a pair of farmers who never thought they would be raising a girl in their old age.
You may want to skip this next part of my review, because I am going to sum up each book briefly. No plot spoilers will be revealed, but some of the contents will, and if you haven't read all the books, then maybe you don't want the content revealed ahead of time.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES covers a span of Anne's first 5 years in Avonlea. She will age from 11 to 16. Her immortal antics that have made this book so beloved include her rivalry with Gilbert Blythe, dyeing her hair, and falling off of Mrs. Barry's roof...
ANNE OF AVONLEA spans two years. Anne is 18 at the novel's finish. She has become a teacher. Marilla adopts twins. Also, Anne has some more humorous and immortal moments.
ANNE OF THE ISLAND spans 4 years--Anne college years at Redmond. She will be 22 at the end of the novel. Anne discovers the real meaning of romance and love and courtship in this novel.
ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS also known as ANNE OF WINDY WILLOWS covers the 3 years of Anne's engagement to Gilbert. She is a Principle at Summerside High School where she has to deal with the Pringle clan, Katherine Brooke, and plenty of other interesting folks.Read more ›
What the displeased readers below don't seem to realize is that the typos and lack of proofreading are part of the TRUTH about how this book was originally treated/printed. It was neither respected nor expected to do well (although the publishers -- and the author -- were quickly proven to have underestimated the gem that is Anne).
If you're looking for a modern treatment of this classic story, with every "t" crossed and "i" dotted, then this is not the edition for you.
If you're interested in imagining Maud Montgomery's true feelings, as she read her first printed novel, both her thrill at its mere publication and her resigned displeasure at the typos and misspellings, then this edition offers you a glimpse at the real condition of Anne's first publication, 100 years ago.
I'm back online to buy the boxed set for my sister, age 10. I hope she learns to love Anne, Diana, Gilbert and the host of other kindred spirits Lucy Maud Montgomery created as much as I do.
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This was a birthday gift for a nine year old girl. She seemed pleased with it. I was happy to find a copy so reasonably priced and unabridged. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Laura Peterson
It's Anne of Green Gableswhat is not to love! Great books to share the love of reading!Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this show when I was a kid so when I saw the books on sale on Amazon I got them for my kids - they loved them. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Danielle
Bought these as a gift for my 20 year old daughter. She grew up with Anne and was delighted to have the entire set again.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
So glad to share these books with a new generation. The pictures are as remembered. The box set was nice and the story is as it always has been. Hope she enjoys :)Published 4 days ago by Mzindira