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ALL TIME BESTSELLER: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES [Over 50 Million Copies Sold] by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY (Special Nook Edition) One of the Best Selling Books of All Time Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Bestseller Translated into 50 Languages NOOKBook
     

ALL TIME BESTSELLER: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES [Over 50 Million Copies Sold] by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY (Special Nook Edition) One of the Best Selling Books of All Time Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Bestseller Translated into 50 Languages NOOKBook

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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
 
ALL TIME BESTSELLER: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
[Over 50 Million Copies Sold]

by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
(Special Nook Edition)
One of the Best Selling Books of All Time

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Bestseller Translated into 50 Languages

NOOKBook


OVERVIEW

Anne of Green Gables is the

Overview

ALL TIME BESTSELLER: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
[Over 50 Million Copies Sold]

by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
(Special Nook Edition)
One of the Best Selling Books of All Time

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Bestseller Translated into 50 Languages

NOOKBook


OVERVIEW

Anne of Green Gables is the highly acclaimed bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Set in 1878, it was written as fiction for readers of all ages, but in recent decades has been considered a children's book. Montgomery found her inspiration for the book on an old piece of paper that she had written at a young age, describing a couple that were mistakenly sent an orphan girl instead of a boy, yet decided to keep her. Montgomery also drew upon her own childhood experiences in rural Prince Edward Island. Montgomery used a photograph of Evelyn Nesbit, which she had clipped from New York’s Metropolitan Magazine, and pasted the framed clipping on the wall of her bedroom, as the model for the face of Anne Shirley, the book's main character.

Montgomery also found inspiration in the "formula Ann" orphan stories, the Anns without the e. Other characters, like Gilbert Blythe, were modelled, in part, on real-life characters. Montgomery wrote the novel in the twilight of the day, sitting at her window and overlooking the fields of Cavendish.

Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies. In addition, this book is taught to students around the world.


EXCERPT

""There wasn't any boy," said Matthew wretchedly. "There was only HER."

He nodded at the child, remembering that he had never even asked her name.

"No boy! But there MUST have been a boy," insisted Marilla. "We sent word to Mrs. Spencer to bring a boy."

"Well, she didn't. She brought HER. I asked the station-master. And I had to bring her home. She couldn't be left there, no matter where the mistake had come in."

"Well, this is a pretty piece of business!" ejaculated Marilla.

During this dialogue the child had remained silent, her eyes roving from one to the other, all the animation fading out of her face. Suddenly she seemed to grasp the full meaning of what had been said. Dropping her precious carpet-bag she sprang forward a step and clasped her hands.

"You don't want me!" she cried. "You don't want me because I'm not a boy! I might have expected it. Nobody ever did want me. I might have known it was all too beautiful to last. I might have known nobody really did want me. Oh, what shall I do? I'm going to burst into tears!"

Burst into tears she did. Sitting down on a chair by the table, flinging her arms out upon it, and burying her face in them, she proceeded to cry stormily. Marilla and Matthew looked at each other deprecatingly across the stove. Neither of them knew what to say or do. Finally Marilla stepped lamely into the breach.

"Well, well, there's no need to cry so about it."

"Yes, there IS need!" The child raised her head quickly, revealing a tear-stained face and trembling lips. "YOU would cry, too, if you were an orphan and had come to a place you thought was going to be home and found that they didn't want you because you weren't a boy. Oh, this is the most TRAGICAL thing that ever happened to me!"

Something like a reluctant smile, rather rusty from long disuse, mellowed Marilla's grim expression.

"Well, don't cry any more. We're not going to turn you out-of-doors to-night. You'll have to stay here until we investigate this affair. What's your name?"

The child hesitated for a moment.

"Will you please call me Cordelia?" she said eagerly.

"CALL you Cordelia? Is that your name?"

"No-o-o, it's not exactly my name, but I would love to be called Cordelia. It's such a perfectly elegant name."

"I don't know what on earth you mean. If Cordelia isn't your name, what is?"

"Anne Shirley," reluctantly faltered forth the owner of that name, "but, oh, please do call me Cordelia. It can't matter much to you what you call me if I'm only going to be here a little while, can it? And Anne is such an unromantic name."

"Unromantic fiddlesticks!" said the unsympathetic Marilla. "Anne is a real good plain sensible name. You've no need to be ashamed of it."

"Oh, I'm not ashamed of it," explained Anne, "only I like Cordelia better. I've always imagined that my name was Cordelia—at least, I always have of late years. When I was young I used to imagine it was Geraldine, but I like Cordelia better now. But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an E."

Editorial Reviews

Book Reviews - Mark Twain
Montgomery’s Anne was the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013468320
Publisher:
Best Children's Book Classics
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Series:
Complete Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery | Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne of Windy Poplars & More
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
653,818
File size:
401 KB

Meet the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems. Because many of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Canadian province became literary landmarks. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide

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ALL TIME BESTSELLER: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES [Over 50 Million Copies Sold] by LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY (Special Nook Edition) One of the Best Selling Books o 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 10 and recently got a nook for christmas.This is one of my all time favorite series.When I saw this I was pulled into it with tight hands.They didn't let go until I was done.
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This is one of the best books ever written. Deserves 10 stars, not just five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne of Green Gables is the loveliest story of all time. Even my 10 year old boy, who would never pick up a book with a girl protagonist, absolutely devoured this book. If he loved this book, everyone will love this book. Highly recommended for all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever written. 5 stars.