ANNE of the ISLAND [NOOK Book]

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Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's ...
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ANNE of the ISLAND

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Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia.
The girls spend their first year in boardinghouses and decide to set up house thereafter in a lovely cottage called Patty's Place, near campus. The girls enter their second year at Redmond happily ensconced at Patty's Place, along with Queen's classmate Stella Maynard and her "Aunt Jimsie" (their chaperone), while life continues in Avonlea. Diana Barry becomes engaged to Fred Wright and Davy and Dora continue to keep Marilla busy.
Midway through their college years, Gilbert, who has always loved Anne, proposes to her but Anne rejects him; although she and Gilbert are very close, she holds sentimental fantasies about true love (all featuring a tall, dark, handsome, inscrutable hero) and does not recognize her true feelings for Gilbert. Gilbert leaves, his heart broken, and the two drift apart.
Anne's childhood friend Ruby Gillis dies of consumption very soon after finding her own true love. Anne later welcomes the courtship of Roy Gardner, a darkly handsome Redmond student who showers her with attention and poetic gestures. However, when he proposes after two years, Anne abruptly realizes that Roy does not really belong in her life, and that she had only been in love with the idea of him as the embodiment of her romantic image of love.
Anne is so ashamed in how she treated Roy that she feels her entire Redmond experience may have been spoiled. She returns to Green Gables, a "full-fledged B.A.", but finds herself a bit lonely. Diana gives birth to her first child, and Jane Andrews, an old school friend, marries a Winnipeg millionaire. Having received an offer to be the principal of the Summerside school in the fall, Anne is keeping herself occupied over the summer when she learns that Gilbert is gravely ill with typhoid fever. With shock, Anne finally realizes how deep her true feelings for Gilbert are, and endures a white night of fear that he will leave this world without knowing that she does care. In the morning, Anne gratefully learns that Gilbert will survive. Gilbert recovers over the summer, bolstered by a letter from Phil assuring him that there is really nothing between Anne and Roy. After several visits to Green Gables, Gilbert and Anne take a late summer walk in Hester Gray's garden, and finally become engaged.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016594378
  • Publisher: Randall Sanders Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 6/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 614,510
  • File size: 970 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2007

    A wonderful read: Anne of the Island

    As old friends come out of the picture and new ones come in, Anne Shirley clings on to the days of the past. But as old friendships become far more than friendships, she¿s not so sure she can. From young frivolous, little Anne to grown up woman going to college, Anne Shirley has changed a lot over the years. She wants to hang on to the past, but as old friends marry off and new ones come into the picture, Anne firmly believes that she has finally reached adulthood. But, is she really happy? I really like the story plot in Anne of the Island because it¿s a sweet story and many parts of it remind me of special memories that I had. To me, the plot of this story is like a winding path. Whenever I think it¿s going uphill, it¿s going downhill, whenever I think it¿s turning right, it¿s turning left. There are many unexpected, yet subtle, turns in this book. It really makes me wonder what will happen in the next book of the series. The characters in this book are so real, so defined, it seems to me, that they could never be anything but themselves. This book plants very firm pictures of the characters in my head, so they look very different to me when I see a picture on the cover or something else. This is probably because of the many great descriptions shown in this book. I wouldn¿t change one single character in this book, they¿re just so unique and special. The writing style of this book is very old-timey and professional. Many times while reading, I find myself thinking, ¿Huh?¿ And that¿s a good thing I learned new words and it challenged me. The language in this book is very poetic. There are many metaphors and similes, and it creates a mood for the reader. If you ever decide you want to read this book, I think you¿ll really like it, I know I did. It is the third book in L.M. Montgomery¿s wonderful series Anne of Green Gables. Just like the two before it, it is a very fun and unique book. A. Ambler

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Um not really rating just asking...

    Does this book have romance?

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    L

    Luv it

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Great

    Loved the part in the end when gilbert calls anne sweetheart

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Book 3

    I love these books! Suitable for all ages. The movies are good, as well, except for the very sensitive (like me) you may not want to watch the last one; it takes place during a war and it broke my heart to watch all the suffering even if it is just a movie.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Anne

    I absolutely love this book. It is such a sweet CLEAN romance, and in a world like today thats hard to come by. Anne really grows a lot in this book. L.M. Montgomery did a fantastic job with the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2005

    Incredible

    Anne of the Island is a wonderful book. It takes you back to another place and time and has delightful characters that are very easy to relate to. I felt myself experiencing the highs and lows that Anne and the other characters were going through. It is my favorite book of the series, probably because it is the most romantic. It is an incredible book!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2004

    Outstanding!

    Anne of The Island is a very exciting booek. This book keeps you guessing. L.M Montgomry is an excillent writer. Everything about this book makes you want to keep reading it. This book takes place in a course of four years. It starts out with a young lady who cannot afford to go to college but she really wants to go. But when one of her friends reccomend her and she makes it shes shocked but she jumps at the chance and she also gets a scholorship. When shes there she meets many friends and starts writing a book everyone pointed out the bad but she sent it in anyway and she won a contest. This book is so well writen you never want to put it down. I cant wait to read the next book in the series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Redmond

    This was a great book. It was well written, great vocabulary, and an intresting plot. I cant wait to read number 4.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Awsome i loved ending so romantic Awesome loved ending so romantic

    This is like the book that talks about annes lovelife

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Awesome

    Love it

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    Terrific read... could hardly put the book down

    This book is terriffic. I've read it over 10 times. This book sucks you into Anne's life, her romances, her sorrows, and her joys. This book leaves off in a perfect spot that makes you want to read the rest. This is probably my favorite book in the series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2005

    Anne

    Lucy Maude Montgomery was one of the most remarkable writers of her time. All of her books are incredible, but Anne of the Island is by far the best. Anne must finally come to terms with what her imagination had always told her she wanted the most, and what life really has in store for her.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    Great Book! Splendid!

    This book was great! It had all the romance i love! I can totally relate to Anne! I love reading about Anne and Gilberts relashonship and how it fizzled and grew! Anne experienced heartbreak and loss! The best one out of the series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2001

    Awesome read!!!!!!!!

    If you are familiar with the Anne of Green Gables series, than you know what I'm talking about when I say that Harry Potter doesn't come close to this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    I

    Isn't it funny Anne and Gilbert used to be rivals and now they're in a relationship! I mean, in the first book Anne smashed a chalkboard slate on Gilbert's head so hard it broke! Now they're in love! I really enjoyed the twist and the romance

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Borrrring!!! :P

    This book was so boring, no offense to the five people who like it.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Love these books!

    I have watched the "Anne movies" since I was a little girl. And now though I'm grown (reading wasn't so interesting when I was a little girl) I started reading the books, and they are better than the movies! This one is the latest I've read, and I have to say, probably my fav so far. Can't wait to read the rest. I highly recommend these books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    My favorite Anne book

    This is by far my favorite of the Anne books. My mother bought me the series when I was young and I have probably re-read all the books at least 3-4 times, but I've read Anne of the Island more than a dozen times. I always discover something new each time I read it. I've often left it out on the coffee table and picked it up here and there and read a chapter or two. I think that I have it memorized by heart. It's absolutley delightful and will stay in your memories for a long time. I can't wait for my daughter to start reading Lucy Maud Montgomery!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Anne is a classic...

    Book number three in the Anne of Green Gables series is just as beautiful as the previous two. Anne of the Island is full of charming characters and enchanting situations. It's so much fun to watch Anne grow and learn in her college years. She makes some interesting new"chums" at school but many of the same old dear characters return from the previous stories. L.M. Montgomery created a classic with Anne!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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