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One of the greatest stories ever

  • Jul 27, 2010
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I have always loved this story, ever since I’ve read it I realized how lucky I am as a person. I am so amazed with the main character’s high spirit and enthusiasm despite of her impoverished life. I am definitely convinced that this story is a must-read for readers of all ages.

It’s a moving story about an orphan who was adopted by a childless old couple Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. The couple lives on their farm called Green Gables of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. They wanted a young boy but were surprised that the orphanage mistakenly sent a young girl named Anne Shirley.  Talkative and high-spirited, Matthew was charmed by the young girl. Surprised as she was, Marilla decided to take Anne back to the orphanage but was later convinced to keep Anne.

Anne is a very imaginative young girl; she has a very powerful imagination. It often pulls her away from reality. She would always wish to be called Cordelia as her name. She later met her bosom friend, Diana Barry and her classmate, Gilbert Blythe who would always tease her of her red hair that’s why she hated him. She made Matthew and Marilla proud through her academic achievements. She even won the Avery Prize in English which paved way for her to pursue a degree at Redmond College.

Unfortunately, Matthew died of heart attack after finding out the loss of their money. With this, Anne gave up the Avery Prize to accompany Marilla whose eyesight is diminishing. She decided to teach at Carmody School. Gilbert did Anne a favor when he gave up his job in the Avonlea School thus giving Anne the position. The two became good friends.

The story itself is a very friendly piece of literature. I am very swayed by the character of Anne Shirley.

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Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908. It was written as fiction for readers of all ages, but in recent decades has been considered a children's book. Montgomery found her inspiration for the book on an old piece of paper that she had written at a young age, describing a couple that were mistakenly sent an orphan girl instead of a boy, yet decided to keep her. Montgomery also drew upon her own childhood experiences in rural Prince Edward Island. Montgomery used a photograph of Evelyn Nesbit, clipped from an American magazine and pasted on the wall above her writing desk, as the model for Anne Shirley, the book's main character.

Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million books. In addition, this book is taught to students around the world.

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ISBN-10: 0399154787 (hbk : anniversary ed.)
ISBN-13: 9780399154782 (hbk. : anniversary ed.)
Photographer: George Gibbs (illustrator), May A Claus (illustrator) , William A J Claus (illustrator)
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Date Published: February 21, 2008 (100th Anniversary ed.)
Format: original cover art by George Gibbs ; interior art by M. A. Claus and W. A. J. Claus
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