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.
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A beautifully written book.
This is the second time reading this book. The first time was in my teen years and I read all of the Montgomery books. I love her take on life and the poetic writing. Now I am an adult and have little ones myself and the book is just as exciting. Maybe even better now that I can see it not only through the eyes of Anne, but Marilla too. again I have fallen in love with all the characters and will read ALL her books again.
The story is, of course, enchanting. But there are several typos. Sometimes the font changes sizes unaccountably. Some punctuation is wrong, and a occasionally a word is repeated. Still, the book is worth reading.
Anne of green gabels
I don't like it at all its boring and its about old times