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Anne of Green Gables (Black & White Classics) Paperback – November 23, 2017
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"[Anne is] the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice."-Mark Twain
"Aficionados of the auburn-tressed waif will find Anne of Green Gables lavishly illustrated."
Smithsonian Magazine --abc
About the Author
L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942) was born on Prince Edward Island, off the east coast of Canada. She spent her childhood there, living with her grandparents after the death of her mother. Many scenes in Anne of Green Gables are drawn from her happy memories of the island and the farmhouse where she was brought up. The Anne of Green Gables series eventually grew to eight books-all of which are still in print throughout the world.
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The Anne of Green Gables collection is an upbeat story, but with the sadness that comes in life. Anne's foster father figure dies in the first book, so she delays college to help at home. During World War One, the families' children who are in the war are all injured, captured or killed. (About 10% of the Canadian Military were killed and approximately 10% injured according to figures from Wikipedia and the Canadian government website concerning the Canadian Expeditionary Force. ) But through the whole story, despite the adversities, the main characters reach out to others and trust in God even though storms come their way. The characters make mistakes and try to remedy the problems. I think that this collection is a great read, hopefully I have come away from reading it with the determination to do the same.
Anne is a pre-teen swept up in the excitement of finally having a home to call her own. She is taken in by matronly Marilla and shy Matthew Cuthbert, siblings who own Green Gables. Using her "scope of imagination" to create good and wonderful things, Anne, a true romantic, finds so much wonderful scenery and so many loveable bosom friends and kindred spirits to overload her senses, that she often gets into trouble. Though she tries to be good, a wrench is thrown into each activity. Each chapter could be a weekly TV show or mini-series--which, I guess, it already is.
I wish I would have known about these books when I was young. I would have had more to read along side of "Little Women," "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," and "The Wizard of Oz." If I had it to do over, I would have read these books to my girls when they were growing up.
As a young person, I remember searching every book store to find the next book in the series as they had gone out of print for several years. To have all of them in one kindle book is a great deal and so much fun to read.