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L.M. Montgomery achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. A prolific writer, she published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels. Nineteen of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, even though she lived in Ontario for the last thirty-one years of her life.
Today, Montgomery's novels, journals, letters, short stories, and poems are read and studied by general readers and scholars from around the world. Her writing appeals to people who love beauty and to those who struggle against oppression. In the Second World War, Polish soldiers were issued copies of Montgomery's novels to take to the front. A post-war Japan turned to Anne for lessons in optimism and imagination. A musical based on Montgomery's first best-seller, Anne of Green Gables, has drawn packed houses for over twenty-five years. Recent television movies and series based on her novels have had international success and have made Montgomery a household name once again.
This excellent second sequel to Anne of Green Gables has the same direct tone and close attention to detail which makes everything Anne does feel so recognizable and familiar- even though the experiences are also very much of their time. Here, with her friends Priscilla and Gilbert, Anne leaves her home to go to study at Redmond College. Anne feels lonely and out of things coming from the country setting of her home but she soon gets into the swing of student life – including falling in love.
How feisty Anne, an orphan who is sent by mistake to Green Gables, enchants Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert and so begins a new life for herself, makes a winning story. Anne has two overwhelming characteristics: she has a tremendous imagination and an ability to chatter on ceaselessly – although she can be completely silent when requested. Through Anne’s chattering readers get to enjoy her insights into life in Avonlea both as it really is and how Anne imagines it to be. In an Introduction to this classic, Lauren Child tells how Anne and her lively view of life captivated her. Books in The Anne of Green Gables Series: 1. Anne of Green Gables 2. Anne of Avonlea 3. Anne of the Island 4. Anne of Windy Poplars 5. Anne's House of Dreams 6. Anne of Ingleside
To celebrate the centenary of its first publication, Puffin have produced this most fantastic edition. To coincide they’ve also published a prequel – Before Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables is the story of a girl who wins a place in everyone’s heart and will appeal to readers both young and old. A feisty and much-loved heroine. Orphan Anne has always dreamed of being part of a proper family. So when she's chosen to go and live with the Cuthberts, life looks grand. But the Cuthberts wanted a little boy to help them on Green Gables farm, not a girl. They cannot keep her.
This is the story of Anne, a girl who wins a place in everyone’s heart who will appeal to readers both young and old. A feisty and much-loved heroine. Orphan Anne has always dreamed of being part of a proper family. So when she's chosen to go and live with the Cuthberts, life looks grand. But the Cuthberts wanted a little boy to help them on Green Gables farm, not a girl. They cannot keep her . . . Anne of Green Gables in a nutshell: Grumpy couple want boy to help at Green Gables farm. Disaster! Orphanagesends Anne instead. Gradually her chatter, spirit and humour wear downfarmers, friends and animals. Soon all love Anne. Happiness and harmonyreign for ever more. Just click here to view our range of Children’s Classics.
In the first sequel, Anne is growing up and she is determined to fulfil her ambitions and, as a teacher in her old school, to inspire those who are growing up behind her. Anne has left behind her childish ways but not her enthusiasm and zest for life. Teacher and pupils flourish in this optimistic picture of the first steps towards responsibility. With a superb introduction by Budge Wilson who tells us how Anne managed to inspire him and why it remains so special in his mind. In this terrific pocket size Puffin edition there’s lots of additional material at the end of the book including an author profile, a guide to who’s who plus many activities beyond the book.
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