Publisher Description

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.

Young Adult
June 1
Public Domain

Customer Reviews

Lola6540 ,

One of my favourite books I’ve read.

Such an amazing storyline and concept that ‘sometimes overriding change is good’. I have watched the series for this on Netflix and I fell in love with the characters and setting. No words can describe how I feel about it ; each time I go to watch the episodes again, I feel like tearing up.

So here I am reading the books, which are slightly different from the series as it was modernised, and I am not disappointed. We need more books like this!! Such a beautiful story.

eadie ellis ,

One word.


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