An Apple Books Classic edition.
Mark Twain called the protagonist of this 1908 book the “most lovable child in fiction.” Anne Shirley, a hopeful 11-year-old, is an orphan. The beloved novel begins as Anne is (wrongly) assigned to the care of aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had asked for a boy to help work on Green Gables, their family farm in Canada’s Prince Edward Island province.
Initially disappointed, Matthew and Marilla are quickly won by Anne’s spirited personality - as are we. Anne wants nothing more than a home, yet try as she might to fit in, her manners are lacking. She shouts in the face of injustice. She talks constantly, often about imaginary friends and made-up events. She accidentally serves wine to her first real friend, sending her home drunk. Will Anne’s irrepressible spunk keep her from finding a permanent place at Green Gables?
For over 100 years, readers have fallen in love with Canadian author L.M. Montgomery’s coming-of-age story and its freckly, redheaded heroine. Over the course of the 11 books in the series, we delight in watching Anne grow from an impulsive, charming child into a mature and kind young woman.
“For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement” As I read this book I fell more and more in love with it truly one of a kind. such a wonderful story that through it all makes you smile with such a wonder feeling inside yourself. Just read it won’t disappoint!!!55
Definitely a must read (that is if you have the time).55
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I honestly loved it, definitely recommend both the movie and show55
This book was wonderful. It’s filled with imagination and heart that can’t be denied.55
Having seen the movie first, I finally got to read the book and loved it so much. Anne teaches you that a little imagination goes a long way! Also, if you are a classic movie lover, see the movie by the same name made in 1934. The actress who has played Anne is simply wonderful!55
I watched the show on Netflix and it was really good, I figured I'd give it a read to see all the details. I would also recommend watching it for yourself on Netflix it’s called “Anne with an E”. It’s a quite cute story.55
Magical book. It’s like living in Avonlea with the Cuthburts. It’s absolutely enchanting.55
This is one of my favorite books. I don’t understand why so many typos are present and the grammar is so off from the original in this version. It seems as if it was retyped by someone who spoke another language. I guess this was allowed to be published as is?35
I think this book is absolutely amazing and incredible. I probably shouldn’t have but I watched the show, “Anne With an E” before reading this and I have to say, they both tell the same wonderful winding story! The book really helped me understand what was really going on. I wish I read it sooner!55