Anne of Green Gables Hardcover - 2018
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
About this book
Anne of Green Gables is the first novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story tells of 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.
Like many of her contemporaries, Montgomery did not consider submitting her first novel to a Canadian publisher, convinced that a more lucrative deal could be made with an American firm. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. L.C. Page & Co. finally published Anne of Green Gables in 1908.
Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Following the success of her first novel, Montgomery went on to write seven more books about Anne, following the beloved protagonist through adulthood and motherhood. Several novels in the series have been adapted and made into a successful television miniseries. Montgomery museums, plays, and houses on Prince Edward Island draw international visitors.
From the publisher
This treasured coming-of-age story chronicles the journey of a little red-headed orphan, Anne Shirley, as she struggles to settle into her new life on Prince Edward Island.
Anne Shirley is just eleven-years-old when she is mistakenly sent to the Cuthbert's Farm in place of the boy they requested. Aging siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, decide to give the orphan a chance and agree to let her stay so long as she helps with the farmwork.
Hot-headed, strong-willed and armed with a loose tongue, Anne soon finds herself running into trouble. She takes the peaceful Avonlea community by storm, disturbing the steady rhythm of the villagers' life. Stubborn and keen to make a life for herself, Anne begins to make lifelong friends (and enemies) in this much-loved coming-of-age classic.
Initially published in 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery brings the quick-witted and vividly imaginative Anne to life in this endearing children's novel. Incorporating themes of friendship, nature, morality and ambition, Anne of Green Gables has been loved for generations.
Read & Co. Children's is proud to have republished this wonderful edition of Anne of Green Gables. Complete with an introductory author biography, this novel is the ideal gift for ambitious young girls with a love of adventure.
First edition identification
Anne of Green Gables was first published by L.C. Page & Co. in Boston in 1908. Bound in green cloth, true first editions state “First Impression, April 1908” on the copyright page and contain 8 illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. In 2009, a first edition of Anne of Green Gables sold for $37,500 at a New York auction.
- Title Anne of Green Gables
- Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Binding Hardcover
- Pages 312
- Volumes 1
- Language ENG
- Publisher Read & Co. Children's
- Date 2018-06-27
- Features Dust Cover
- ISBN 9781528706483 / 152870648X
- Weight 1.09 lbs (0.49 kg)
- Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in (21.59 x 13.97 x 1.91 cm)
- Ages 08 to 12 years
- Grade levels 3 - 7
- Reading level 970
- Chronological Period: 1851-1899
- Cultural Region: Canadian
- Demographic Orientation: Rural
- Library of Congress subjects Orphans, Prince Edward Island - History - 20th century
- Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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