Anne of Green Gables is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been. Anne of Green Gables book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhous. The Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection and millions of other books are available for site Kindle. Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside Mass Market Paperback – Box set, October 6, Favorites for nearly years, these classic novels follow the adventures of.
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Written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables is a classic that spun off a popular series and a lot of TV, film, radio. The Anne of Green Gables series is an eight-book series by L. M. Montgomery, about Anne Shirley, and later her children. Centred on Anne for the majority of. Meet Anne Shirley of the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne has been beloved by readers for over a century. The books chronicle her life from childhood to.
Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley is an orphan girl in need of a family. First pub Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.
First published in , Anne of Green Gables has long enchanted readers, young and old alike. How could it not with such an effervescent heroine at its heart? Montgomery crafts such stunning descriptions of the terrain that her prose risks outshining Anne.
With descriptive language that titillates the senses and the imagination, Montgomery brings the rustic setting of Avonlea to life. The air was sweet with the breath of many apple orchards and the meadows sloped away in the distance to horizon mists of pearl and purple. Wild cherry trees and rose bushes grow unfettered, and the birds are always singing, but one gets the sense that Anne Shirley could find happiness and adventure no matter where she goes, whether she be surrounded by beauty or not.
At every turn, her personality overflows and her indomitable spirit knows no bounds. You can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. Anne is a loquacious child with long-winded stints of dialogue. This trait was less noticeable when reading the book as a young girl and proved slightly annoying during this re-read as an adult.
Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it.
Be he had never expected to enjoy the society of a little girl. Rachel Lynde. Women were bad enough in all conscience, but little girls were worse. He detested the way they had of sidling past him timidly, with sidewise glances, as if they expected him to gobble them up at a mouthful if they ventured to say a word.
Here sat Marilla Cuthbert, when she sat at all, always slightly distrustful of sunshine, which seemed to her too dancing and irresponsible a thing for a world which was meant to be taken seriously. Marilla insists that Anne be returned to the orphanage.
We want a boy to help Matthew on the farm. A girl would be of no use to us. What good would she be to us? She must make herself useful around the farm and prove herself worthy of a home at Green Gables by staying out of trouble.
But Anne and trouble go together like spring flowers and honey bees. If Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert can find it in their hearts to cherish this little girl, their lives will be made richer for it. And if Anne can stay out of trouble, she might just find a loving home in a beautiful place. With lovely prose and an unforgettable heroine, Anne of Green Gables is an endearing book brimming with scope for the imagination. View all 14 comments. Anne of Green Gables, L.
Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 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 the fictional town of Avonlea on Anne of Green Gables, L.
It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 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 the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. View all 8 comments. A Beautiful Dreamer As charming as she is Anne of Green Gables makes you fall in love with her not for her wit, but for her wholehearted love of life and the beauty of this world.
She hates and loves with intense power for a little girl. I cried and smiled often during this story and I am so glad I finally read it. One I really should have read when I was younger. View all 16 comments. TS Chan. Full review now posted! But better late than never, right? Anne Shirley reminds me so much of myself as a child, minus the red hair. Anne adores Green Gables, the little farm where she comes to reside in Avonlea.
She loves Matthew and Marilla, the siblings who take her in. When I was a little girl, I was always naming parts of our land and pretending they were far away places.
I have always been incredibly thankful to have been raised in the country, where my imagination could run wild every single day. And I see that same thankfulness in Anne Shirley. We are without a doubt kindred spirits, even if she is fictional. Another thing I have in common with Anne is a passion for stories, both the reading and the telling of them.
There is something magical about the ability of letters on a page to create something new in the minds of whoever reads them. Anne of Green Gables is no different. If I could reach into the world of fiction and adopt any literary orphan, Anne would be one of my top two picks alongside Harry Potter. Kindred spirits are hard to find, but I definitely found one in Anne of Green Gables. Also, isn't this edition lovely?!
For more of my reviews, as well as my own fiction and thoughts on life, check out my blog, Celestial Musings. May 20, Apatt rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I can hear the brook laughing all the way up here. Have you ever noticed what cheerful things brooks are? I shall always like to remember that there is a brook at Green Gables even if I never see it again. I never can be in the morning. But I feel very sad. It was a great comfort while it lasted.
But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts. I jest, but Anne's motormouth gabbing at Green Gables almost unmanned me.
Not only does she never shut up, the twee nonsense she was carping on and on about made me cringe so hard I thought I was going to morph into an accordion. Fiddlesticks indeed!
There is something rather compelling about the narrative which I could not quite put my finger on at that point, so I kept on reading. I am glad I did. This is going to make me sound terribly ignorant but I never heard of Anne of Green Gables until I read that Netflix was about to air a new adaptation of it. This piqued my interest because it is clearly not a kickass show like most of their recent series. Then I looked up the book on Librivox. That sealed the deal for me; it is free to read or listen to after all, there is no risk in giving it a shot.
First published in Anne of Green Gables is about an orphan named Anne Shirley who is adopted by an old woman called Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew. They wanted to adopt a boy to help Matthew with his farm work but through some kind of snafu, the orphanage sent them a girl instead. Pastoral mayhem ensues.
I also enjoy the episodic scrapes she gets into over several chapters: There is an identical process going on in Anne of Green Gables with the hitherto terse and practical Marilla. I love this theme and enjoyed reading about her gradual transformation. The timeline of the book also spans more years than I expected, I thought it was going to be about Anne getting into scrapes after scrapes until the book ends somehow, and that would have been alright with me.
By the end of the book, Anne is much more mature and not so manic. There is a lighthearted and warm tone to Lucy Maud Montgomery which is a pleasure to read. The characterization is very well done. The central characters are all believable and even lovable. The book actually becomes quite poignant towards the end and I closed the book with a happy sigh. There are eight sequels to this book I doubt I will read them all but I would be quite happy to check in on Anne again before too long.
Her narration of Anne of Green Gables is her best yet. Her love for this book really comes through in her enthusiastic and passionate delivery. I am ever so grateful. Download page.
Have a look at the Netflix trailer , see if it's your thing though there's more angst in the TV show than in the book. Amybeth McNulty who plays Anne is a fantastic young actress, her portrayal of Anne is top notched.
The show looks good but I have to say I don't like the additional dark materials they put in, I think it is tonally at odds with the spirit of the book.
I have seen a couple of episodes so far and a fairly minor incident in the book is blown up into a huge melodrama with a galloping horse chasing a train! See message 17 by Tracey below for more details. Thanks, Tracey! I mean, he calls her carrot once and that started five years of animosity?
Matthew, barely noting that it was a girl, sidled past her as quickly as possible without looking at her.
Had he looked he could hardly have failed to notice the tense rigidity and expectation of her attitude and expression.
She was sitting there waiting for something or somebody and, since sitting and waiting was the only thing to do just then, she sat and waited with all her might and main.
But he had never expected to enjoy the society of a little girl. That was the Avonlea type of well-bred little girl. There is no meaning in a name like that.
They should call it—let me see—the White Way of Delight. Japanese book cover Anime View all 24 comments. Mar 07, Samantha Penrose rated it really liked it Shelves: Ive decided that instead of reviewing this book, I will copy my favorite passages Page describes Anne perfectly, "The downfall of some dear hope or plan plunged Anne into "deeps of affliction.
I love the way she jumps from thing to thing in a frenzy of thoughts Page 44 the chapter begins It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind that you will. Of course, you must make it up firmly. I am not going to think about going back to the asylum while we're having our drive.
I'm just going to think about the drive. Oh, look, there's one little early wild rose out! Isn't is lovely?
Don't you think it would be nice if roses could talk? I'm sure they would tell us such lovely things. And isn't pink the most bewitching color in the world? I love it, but I can't wear it. Redheaded people can't wear pink, not even in imagination.
Did you ever know of anybody whose hair was red when she was young, but got to be another color when she grew up? It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?
Look at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill-several thrills?
I just love the writing in general Page "The warning seemed not unnecessary, so uplifted and aerial was Anne's expression and attitude as she sprang to her feet, her face irradiated with the flame of her spirit. All the beyond was hers with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years-each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet. The eastern sky above the firs was flushed faintly pink from the reflection of the west, and Anne was wondering dreamily if the spirit of color looked like that, when she saw Diana come flying down through the firs, over the log bridge, and up the slope, with a fluttering newspaper in her hand.
Page "Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places. Afar in the southwest wwas the great shimmering, pearl-like sparkle of an evening star in a sky that was pale golden and ethereal rose over gleaming white spaces and dark glens of spruce.
The tinkles of sleigh bells among the snowy hills came like elfin chimes through the frosty aie, but their music was not seeter than the song in Anne's heart and on her lips.
How great and still and wonderful everything was, with the murmur of the sea sounding through it and the darkling cliffs beyond like grim giants guarding enchanted coasts. Page "That's the worst of growing up, and I'm begining to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.
They keep coming up new all the time-things to perplex you, you know. You settle on question and there's another right after. There are so many things to be thought over and decided when you're begining to grow up. It keeps me busy all the time thinking them over and deciding whats right. It's a serious thing to grow up, isn't it Marilla? Mar 11, James rated it liked it Shelves: Montgomery , written in I read this book nearly 30 years ago and had to refresh my memory a little, before writing the review.
I'd forgotten it was part of a whole series. I read more than one, but not sure which other ones. I recall this first one On the outskirts, it's a coming-of-age tale about a young girl becoming a woman and learning about the realities of life. It's both a funny book to read and an educational one with some lessons. It's something every kid should read, just to understand how good they have it Anne's a beautiful person, forgetting age for a few seconds.
And whenever she's around, it sorta feels like the comforts of home. If you haven't sampled it, read one of the books in the series just to see what life was like for a girl like her over a century ago.
It'll be a positive read, even so many years later. About Me For those new to me or my reviews Each scene has its own color, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery. This sweet and heartfelt picture book is a perfect read-aloud introduction to L. Tag along with Anne on her adventures with her best friend Diana and classmate Gilbert as they explore Prince Edward Island. Easy-to-follow, engaging text combined with original quotes and beautiful artwork create a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond.
House of Dreams : the Life of L. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station—imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. Lynde has anything to say about it—Anne will have to learn patience, understanding and what it takes to make Green Gables her true home. Anne Arrives is perfect for new fans of Anne and old. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables: Anne has been beloved by readers for over a century.
The books chronicle her life from childhood to adulthood, exploring her journey from orphan to teacher to mother.
The action occurs on the rustically beautiful Prince Edward Island, home to Green Gables, the Avonlea farmhouse in which Anne resides for much of her life. Sign me up to get more news about books. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. Anne of Green Gables Series: Titles in Order Sort by: Latest to First First to Latest. Rilla of Ingleside. As the conflict spreads, the Blythes wait anxiously for word of their absent sons, and a bad omen leads them to conclude that something terrible has happened overseas.
Have Jem and Walter been lost, like so many valiant young men before them? And what of Kenneth Ford? Will he ever return to Ingleside to keep the promise he made to Rilla before he left? In this final book in the Anne of Green Gables series, young Rilla Blythe is swept into a drama that tests her courage and changes her life forever.