Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is a classic in children’s literature, and with its timeless story and delightful characters, a novel for anyone.

This charming novel, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery and originally published over a hundred years ago, is well known and well loved in Canadian Literature, and is an evergreen in children’s fiction. Although the novel has long been in the public domain, and is readily available in many bookstores, it has been reported that 1908 first editions of Anne of Green Gables sell at auctions for thousands of dollars. What makes this novel and its sequels such a gem in the public eye?

Anne of Green Gables Story

The story of Anne of Green Gables is a familiar one to Canadians especially. Set in PEI, it is a timeless story of a young orphan girl named Anne Shirley who, after a hard time in foster homes and orphanages, finds herself in the home of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by mistake. Although she was sent by mistake,

Anne becomes an endearment to Marilla and Matthew and the story of the adventures and mishaps of her coming of age unfolds. This beginning of the Anne of Green Gables series watches Anne grow up and meets characters like busybody Mrs Lynde, Gilbert Blythe, Anne’s scholarly rival, and Diana Barry, Anne’s “bosom friend.”

Montgomery writes in a captivating prose that pulls the reader in and allows the reader to easily sympathize with the characters. The descriptions of Anne demonstrate her as a little rough around the edges with a bit of a temper, but possessing a simple sweetness in spite of it and in spite of her unorthodox upbringing. Written in such a way that the reader wants Anne to succeed in her endeavours, Anne of Green Gables is able to touch the emotions of so many young readers.

Anne of Green Gables is a story that can make a reader believe in “kindred spirits,” in the power of friendship, and the love of family – great lessons for young readers. And as Anne of Green Gables is an excellent novel for young readers, it can be a great enjoyment for adult readers as well.

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