Item description for Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables) by L. M. Montgomery...
Overview Rilla, Anne Shirley's youngest daughter, discovers the problems and difficulties of coming of age during the terrifying days of World War I.
Publishers Description Anne's children were almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one could resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, almost fifteen, can't think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome
Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.77" Width: 4.31" Height: 0.88" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1997
Edition Special Collect
Series Anne of Green Gables
ISBN 0553269224 ISBN13 9780553269222
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More About L. M. Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. Educated at Prince Edward College, Charlottetown, and Dalhousie University, she embarked on a career in teaching. From 1898 until 1911 she took care of her maternal grandmother in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, and during this time wrote many poems and stories for Canadian and American magazines. Montgomery's first novel, Anne of Green Gables, met with immediate critical and popular acclaim, and its success, both national and international, led to seven sequels. Maud Montgomery also wrote the popular Emily of New Moon in 1923 followed by two sequels, and Pat of Silver Bush in 1933 with its sequel. L. M. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942, but it is her early years of lush, green Prince Edward Island that live on in the delightful adventures of the impetuous redhead, the stories Mark Twain called "the sweetest creation of child life yet written."
L. M. Montgomery has an academic affiliation as follows - c/o Hebb & Sheffer.
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Patriotic Kitsch and Propaganda Feb 17, 2008
I don't think this book is suitable for children. It is bloody, gory and depressing and teaches a hatred of Germans that is hardly approbriate. It is completely set at the homefront during World War I. Anne does not play a role in it, except as a more or less random person. It is all about the heroics of Canadians fighting in Europe and the women back home, with Rilla taking center stage. While I have no doubt that they all were very heroic and this book might have been written as a tribute to them, it is utterly out of date and often offensive with its patriotic propaganda. It is extremely simplistic and I shutter at the thought, that people acutally will take this for the history of WWI. It falls completely out of line with the other Anne of Green Gables books, it has none of the lightness and spirit. If Montgomery wanted to write a tribute to the heroes of WWI, it would have been better to create new characteres for it and not abuse the characters of the Anne books. My recommendation is not to read this book, it doesn't add to the Anne of Green Gables books but rather distracts from it.
A masterpiece of fiction! Apr 10, 2007
I am 13 years old, and have read all the Anne books. My grandfaher gave me a copy of Anne of Avonlea when I was little, but I didn't show the slightist bit of interest at the time. A few years later, I thought I'd pick it up. After I picked it up, my world would never be the same! I had become an Anne fanatic! I fell in love with the book, couldn't put it down, and I hardly ever did. I couldn't wait to begin the next books and the one I was really looking forwad to was Rilla of Ingleside. When I got to Rilla, Walter was already my favorite charecter(who doesn't love Walter!?), so I was looking forward to hearing more about him. The story is of Rilla growing up and trying to make it through each day as WW1 seems to never end(I can't imagine how that must have felt, my prayers are with all who have loved ones over seas!). This is a magnificent book! WORTH READING 101%! I cried hopelessly! I love crying during books!:) Anyone who has never read this is missing out! Touching, tear-jerker, lovely, beautiful, and a must have for all book lovers!
With Tragedy comes beauty and realness Mar 13, 2007
After the first four books in the Anne series, the rest of the series seemed to become less interesting (although anything from LMM is still amazing) However, this last book in the series brings back everything I loved about the first books. It's the story of a coming of age, except now it's Anne's daughter Rilla, rather than Anne herself. The time is set during World War I (the Great War), and the tragedy brings a realness to the book. In particular, the parts of the story revolving around Walter, his visions, and in particular, his last letter to Rilla are hauntingly beautiful. As Emily of New Moon would put it, when reading these parts I never fail to experience "the flash."
Too Much of a Great Thing Nov 24, 2006
The first three installments in the "Anne of Green Gables" series have to some of the most wonderful, enchanting, all-around greatest books I have ever read. L.M Montgomery has done an absolutely splendid job bringing to life the red-headed girl with a fiery temper to match, but the farther I progressed into the series, the more disappointed I became. For me, the series became monotonous and depressing; the war kills Anne's beloved child, and I cannot help but despair in the numerous times Anne is mentioned with streaks of gray hair, and wrinkles in her face. This is not the lively girl of Avonlea I have come to so dearly love. So, my advice to you would be to read the first three books, and the first part of the 5th, for the end of the series should not overshadow its timeless, and inexpressibly wonderful beginning.
Too Depressing to be an Anne Shirley Story Oct 18, 2006
I wish L.M. Montgomery had stopped at book number seven. The joy in reading the "Anne of Green Gables" series was that they were so optimisitic, humorous, and full of hope and happiness. This book was such a downer that I wish I hadn't read it - but how could I know I'd wish that until after I'd read it? I loved the first seven books, but if you can stand not to read the final book of a series, I'd recommend skipping this one. It was a real disappointment for me. If I want to read history and stories about "the real world" (which I certainly often do), then I would choose a book that I expected to be about that. This book does not belong in the "Anne" series.