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Anne of Green Gables

Illustrated By: W.A. Claus
Random House, Inc / 1995 / Hardcover

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Anne, an eleven-year old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. This story was so popular that it spawned eight sequels after its initial publication in 1908, and has sold millions of copies.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.33 X 6.47 X 1.20 (inches)
ISBN: 0679444750
ISBN-13: 9780679444756
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-12
Series: Everyman's Library Children's Classics

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Publisher's Description

An eleven-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley, comes to help out on a farm on Prince Edward Island and wins the hearts of everyone at Avonlea—a story so popular that it spawned eight sequels after its initial publication in 1908, and has sold millions of copies in paperback.

Author Bio

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was born in the village of Clifton (now New London) on Prince Edward Island in Canada. She was brought up by her grandparents after her mother died when she was two. Later her father moved away to Saskatchewan, where he remarried, and when she spent some months in his new home she was not happy. 'I do not think', she wrote, 'that the majority of grownups have any real conception of the tortures sensitive children suffer over any marked difference between themselves and the other denizens of their small world.'

While working as a reporter for the Halifax Daily Echo, she wrote Anne of Green Gables in the evenings over a period of eighteen months and when it was rejected by four publishers she put it away for two years. Then she revised it and a Boston publisher accepted it at once. When it appeared in 1908 the book proved so popular that ever afterwards she felt constrained by the public's constant demand for more stories about Anne. She did write five sequels – as well as many other novels – and they made her rich, but none reached the classic status of the first.

In 1911 she married Ewan Macdonald. She had two sons; she enjoyed fame and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. She died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish Cemetery, not far from her birthplace.

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"Aficionados of the auburn-tressed waif will find Anne of Green Gables lavishly illustrated."
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