Anne of Green Gables

Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,216 / 288 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Category: PZ
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A skinny, red-haired, and freckled orphan girl is mistakenly sent to live with a shy, elderly bachelor and his spinster sister on the north shore of Canada's Prince Edward Island; The elderly siblings had asked to adopt a young boy who could work on the family farm, but the imaginitive and rambunctious Anne Shirley arrives instead, and becomes the center of a series of entertaining adventures.

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often. Mrs. Rachel, ponder as she might, could make nothing of it and her afternoon's enjoyment was spoiled.

"I'll just step over to Green Gables after tea and find out from Marilla where he's gone and why," the worthy woman finally concluded. "He doesn't generally go to town this time of year and he NEVER visits; if he'd run out of turnip seed he wouldn't dress up and take the buggy to go for more; he wasn't driving fast enough to be going for a doctor. Yet something must have happened since last night to start him off. I'm clean puzzled, that's what, and I won't know a minute's peace of mind or conscience until I know what has taken Matthew Cuthbert out of Avonlea today."

Accordingly after tea Mrs. Rachel set out; she had not far to go; the big, rambling, orchard-embowered house where the Cuthberts lived was a scant quarter of a mile up the road from Lynde's Hollow. To be sure, the long lane made it a good deal further. Matthew Cuthbert's father, as shy and silent as his son after him, had got a

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Average Rating of 4.2 from 21 reviews: *****
2013.06.21
Mujgan Teyze
*....

Lured by the rave reviews, I started reading this book. However, though I am on page 170 I still couldn't manage to like Anne. I seem to be the only one who thinks so but I must admit I even found her and the way she expresses herself irritating.

2012.11.02
Chanjana
***..

I love so much this book.I think anne is real world in a character.

2012.07.27
cordelia
****.

hi this book is one of the most wonder ful book that i ever read some times i think i am ann shirly

2011.12.28
Claire
*****

When I started reading Anne of Green Gables I instantly was attached to the story...Up to now I still can't get enough of reading and watching the film and I'm already 33years old. I hope my daughters will feel the same way I do when I introduce the book to them.

2011.12.03
Ezra
*****

I really love Anne of Green Gables. It always makes me feel always young, happy and increases my imagination as I read and follow her life. Sometimes I feel that I'm also one of the characters in the story. Ah! Its really hard to explain...thanks so much Ms. Lucy Montgomery for creating such a good, humorous,imaginative character of Anne.

2011.11.17
Rose
*****

I t is not fair to categorize this under children\'s book
It is certainly for all ages. Sometimes I just cant help thinking of Anne Shirley .Such a darling character she is.
I had an imagination as goo as her but I wasn\'t such a darling child like her. I have read it for about 30 times and I know I will never be bored of reading the book.

2011.11.17
Rashi
*****

It is a wonderful book and I think it should be in our school lessons. School would be so interesting then.I can read it a hundred times.I wonder why it is not known among my mates . I think this is the best book I ever read .There is some special charm in this book which can not be told in words.I wonder what makes people rate other books as excellent .In all it is more than exellent.And I can conclude that this book is the best ever without considering others

2011.06.02
Apoorva.V.C
*****

A beautiful book. though it is catogorized under young readers I feel it is for everyone. O what amazing and wonderful lines. I laughed when Anne laughed and I cried When Anne cried. It is so real to praise it as a wonderful imagination. god am i relieved after reading it Because my character doesnt seem so strange after knowing my dear Anne...

2010.12.22
Emily
****.

Great classic for young women. A bit strange, but in a charming way.

2010.12.03
Chelsea
*****

This book is honestly the best book i have ever read and im only 12. i've read before green gables, and anne of green gables. i am most definitly going to keep reading the wonderful collection, because i am soul deep interested and excited to see what happens next.

2010.10.29
kwanita
***..

i love and i am only 11

2010.06.30
Savannah
*****

love it and im only 11

2010.06.21
ficbot
****.

In this classic Canadian children's story, plucky orphan Anne adjusts to life on the farm and changes the lives of those around her.

Anne evolves in later stories into a more well-rounded person. She's a little too young and saccharine here. But this story has stood the test of time and is deservedly a classic.

2009.08.21
Derek Hagen
***..

I saw the TV show but it didn't really get me until one day on vacation a few years ago. I was engrossed in an exciting action beach book for guys when I heard my wife reading Anne Shirley to our granddaughter. I think it was the part where uncle Matthew meets her for the first time at the train station and takes her home to Green Gables. I had to put my book down just to pay attention to one of the most delightful passages in all literature. I have a lump in my throat right now, just thinking about that passage. Since then I have read the book, seen the play and bought the T-shirt. And I'm usually a guy who reads things like Tim Clancy, Stephen King, Louis Lamour. Lucy Maude, wherever you are, thank you so much.

2009.06.15
laud
*****

i first read this book back home in Ghana, when i was about 10. my impression? short version: "one of the the best books i've ever read, made me fall in love with reading, and it took me another 10 years before i could find the sequel to that. i mean, its Africa, so you know what i mean... I couldn't hide my joy. today someone told me that it's a book for 12 year old girls. i think that's rubbish!" i owe my reading life to L.M. Montgomery. God rest her soul!

2009.06.15
Rethia Syahril
*****

First I read this book when i was an exchange student in USA. The book belongs to my host sister. Never finished it until I bought one for myself when I was in Canada for school trip. I watch the movie first and love it so much. And I start to read it again. And before I went back to my home country, my host mom give me 7 other books.
Everytime I read the books it always reminds me of my host family.

2008.04.20
aisha
****.

I don't think it's just a children's book. It's a book for all ages. Any one who reads it would enjoy it. A lovely book surely.

2008.03.17
Navin
*****

Wonderfully written. I just entered my 30s was a little grief sticken over it :p.
Reading this book and the entire series. Brought back memories of my childhood. and the fun I had. I too had a good imagination :D. COuld not keep the book down till i finished all the 6 books. Wonderful for kids Who are entering their teens just to get a glimpse of Life itself. Even though a story pains are never missed. Everyone has to go through pains. Life still goes on. Would surely recommend to all ages.

2008.03.13
Dinah
*****

As a child, I guess I missed reading this book. I recently got Amazon's Kindle, and I'm loving the chance to read so many of these "childrens" books I missed on my new e-reader. This book is classified in the "young reader" catagory, but I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and the second one "Anne of Avonlea". I have laughed out loud at the mishaps that happen to Anne Shirley, because they are things that could happen to any of us. It's very well written, and you can't help but fall in love with Anne. She's an intelligent, curious, plucky little orphan that captures your heart right from the beginning of the book. I plan to read every one of the "Anne" books in the series. This one was an absolute pleasure!

2007.08.12
Bipolar Writer
****.

Delightful: Innocent, honest and fanciful Anne Shirley will charm you as she experiences life with the Cuthberts and at her new home in Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery perfectly protrays the simplicity and many wonders of childhood. Read it! A four. Because nothing is perfect. =)

2005.10.09
Joanna
***..

This book is the first volume in the Green Gables series, which is comprised of Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside. It introduces Anne Shirley, an orphan who is adopted accidentally when Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage for a boy and get her instead. The book is part of a sub-genre of plucky girl-orphan stories which were popular at the time (Heidi, Pollyanna, The Wizard of Oz etc.) and is one of the better ones. Anne's irrepressible spirit gets her into various humorous mishaps, she wins over the curmudegonly adults around her through her charm, makes friends with the good-hearted locals and over the course of the series, grows up and has her own family.


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