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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.
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. Each book in the Wordsworth Collector’s Editions series will make an attractive addition to any home or school library. Featuring stylish cover illustrations that are at once classic and contemporary, gleaming gold foil, and an elegant compact hardback format, they make glorious gifts for readers young and old.
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.
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.
From the pen of one of the greatest writers of children's fiction comes a remarkable story of romance and rebellion. Valency Stirling is a 29-year-old woman trapped in a stifling household, surrounded by domineering family members who are all too eager to observe her perceived failings. Her only refuges are the novels of John Foster and her fantasies of the 'Blue Castle', an imaginary world where her dreams can come true. When she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she decides to seize control of her own life, leading her on a liberating journey of personal and romantic discovery. Renowned for Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery demonstrates that her remarkable talent stretches to the world of adult fiction too. The only book set outside of Prince Edward Island, one of her few stories to feature an adult protagonist, The Blue Castle is rightly acclaimed as one of Montgomery's most powerful tales. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Classics series brings together high-quality paperback editions of classics works, presented with contemporary graphic cover designs. Together they make a wonderful collection which is perfect for any home library.
Rilla of Ingleside is the final installment of L. M. Montgomery's much-loved Anne Shirley novels. It follows Rilla Blythe, Anne's youngest daughter, as she grows up against the backdrop of the First World War. Complete and unabridged, this classic tale will delight readers both young and old.
Anne's House of Dreams is the fifth Installment of the much-loved Anne Shirley series, in which our red-headed heroine is marrying Gilbert Blythe! While she's thrilled about the marriage, she's sad that their home will be far away from Avonlea. However, there's plenty to do and new people to meet, and a house to call her own! Join her as she enters the next phase of her exciting life, which continues to be full of activity and adventure. Perfect for children aged 8+.
Anne Shirley returns in the second book of this charming series. She's now 16, and has delayed her dream of going to college to help Marilla on the farm. However, life at Avonlea is never dull - follow her adventures as she becomes a school teacher, helps raise a pair of mischievous twins and receives a lot more attention from her former enemy Gilbert Blythe... This sequel is perfect for children aged 8+.
Anne of the Island is the third installment of the much-loved Anne of Green Gables series. Anne Shirley faces new adventures and challenges and heads for a fresh start at Redmond College. There she discovers what it means to 'grow up' and find love. Complete and unabridged, this classic tale will delight readers both young and old.
Rainbow Valley is the fifth book in the beloved Anne Shirley series. A now grown-up Anne and her children find themselves match-making for John Meredith, the new minister in Glen St. Mary. Complete and unabridged, this classic tale is beloved by readers both young and old.