Item description for Anne of Green Gables, 100th Anniversary Edition (Anne of Green Gables) by L. M. Montgomery...
Overview This special facsimile edition of 1908 version of the heartwarming classic brings to life the story of Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan who is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her, in a volume honoring the novel's centennial. 35,000 first printing.
Publishers Description A new edition of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables in honor of the hundredth-year anniversary of the enduring classic.
In addition to publishing Before Green Gables, we are issuing a special collectible edition of Anne of Green Gables, which will be a facsimile of the 1908 version and will feature the original cover art.
Old and new fans alike will revel in this elegant keepsake of the timeless classic.
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Studio: Putnam Adult
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8" Height: 6" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Anne of Green Gables
ISBN 0399154787 ISBN13 9780399154782
Reviews - What do customers think about Anne of Green Gables, 100th Anniversary Edition?
One of my favorite books Feb 28, 2010
In the beginning of this book, Anne Shirley starts talking to Matthew Cuthbert when she meets him at the station. Her imagination makes her keep talking. Her talks are full of spirit and vivacity. One of the attractions of this book is her talks. This story flows with her witty and creative talks. Of course, Anne is not only a talkative girl but a good judge of people.
Anne makes a lot of mistakes. But every mistake makes her grow up even faster. Her foster mother Marilla is not used to raising a child. She is strict to Anne. Anne sometimes makes mistakes and comes into conflict with Marilla. But it is very interesting to find that almost all of Anne's talks are toward Marilla. Her brightness and positive attitudes to life influence and change other people. Surounded with nature, she starts studying and later tries to go to Queen's. She learns what 'sensible' is. She thanks love of Matthew and Marilla as her parents.
In this book, I can see the growth of a girl who used to be an orphan and the process of a family which is made through happy and unhappy events. This book is, without doubt, a masterpiece which moves from children to adults from now on.
wonderful gift Dec 25, 2009
Just rec'd this as my christmas gift. There are some typing errors but in all it was beautiful and a wish come true. It is a wonderful gift and a great read.
A MUST READ!!! Nov 19, 2009
This is one of the MOST DELIGHTFUL books I have EVER had the good fortune to read! The author is SO FUNNY! The character (Anne) is SIMPLY wonderful!! What an adventure! I loved it so much, that I read ALL 8 BOOKS in the same series!! And by the way, guys (men), YOU will love it too -- it's not just for "girls". The story is simply delightful.
Delighful, Enchanting Story -- You'll Love Anne! May 29, 2009
Story Overview On Prince Edward Island in the little town of Avonlea, brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a young boy to help out around their farm. Both are getting older and know they'll need some help to keep the farm going. They send word to a local woman who is going to the orphanage to bring them home an 11-year-old boy. But when Matthew goes to the train station to pick up the boy, he is surprised to find a young girl -- Anne Shirley.
Shy and tongue-tied around others, Matthew reluctantly agrees to take Anne home until the mix-up can be sorted out. But on the ride home, Anne charms Matthew with her imagination, vivacity and view of the world. By the time they reach the Cuthbert house at Green Gables, he is convinced he wants Anne to stay with them. His sister, Marilla, is not so sure -- but after a few days -- she too falls under Anne's spell and the little orphan girl finds a home in Green Gables.
The book focuses on Anne's coming of age at Green Gables -- her problems with her flaming red hair, her big imagination, her dreaminess and the various escapades and problems caused by all of these aspects of her personality. She finds a "bosom friend" in her neighbor Diana and flourishes at the local school -- except for her long-standing rivalry with Gilbert Blythe (who dared to call her "Carrots" one time.) The book follows Anne until her entry into the Queen's school and eventual return home to Green Gables.
My Thoughts What can I say? This book was so charming and delightful! I cannot imagine a reader who would not fall in love with Anne -- it is no surprise that all of Avonlea falls under her spell! I know this is considered a children's book, and I wish I had read it when I was Anne's age -- I know I would have just adored her and modeled myself after her!
The writing is just delightful, and Anne's frequent monologues are just so charming. She is the type of person who is so full of life, zest and (most of all) IMAGINATION that you feel yourself drawn to her -- just like Matthew and Marilla. I love that she hates her red hair and freckles, frets about not having puffs on her sleeves, and daydreams while she is supposed to be doing chores. Anne is so relatable and down-to-earth that even a modern day girl could relate to her. After all, what tween girl doesn't fret about the physical attributes that make them different, wish for clothes of the latest fashion and spend inordinate amount of times daydreaming?
The other charm of the book was Anne's love of nature and her constant ecstasy at the beauty around her. I've never been to Prince Edward Island (located in Canada) but the descriptions in the book make it sound like an idyllic and enchanted place. (Of course, Anne could make anything sound amazing and better than life.)
My Final Recommendation Anne of Green Gables definitely deserves its place as a classic of children's literature. I am so glad I took the time to read it, and I would recommend it unreservedly to a reader looking for a charming and delightful book that hearkens back to a simpler time and space. And if you have a young girl in your life with literary tendencies, I think this would make a wonderful gift! I wish I'd gotten it when I was young!
Did they even hire an proofreader? May 19, 2009
I spent more on this edition due to the fact that it was an anniversary edition, which had endorsement from the Author's family & such. I thought it would be the best choice to add to my home library. Then I read it!
This book has soooo many misspelled words! How many times can they call Maria "Mania"? Instead of the word "over" the word "oven" is used! I cant even let my children read it for fear they will get confused!
I don't know how it is possible that someone got payed for proofreading this book - and I can only wonder if the author's family is aware of how pathetic this version is, that they have endorsed!