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Anne of Green Gables

By Lucy Maud Montgomery (0)

A Canadian favorite and beloved around the world, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables continues to win over readers with its titular narrator, the gregarious and imaginative Anne Shirley, with distinctly red hair. Montgomery’s novel begins with Anne’s arrival at Green Gables from a Nova Scotia orphanage, much to the surprise of Green Gables’ inhabitants, siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. The two had been expecting a young boy to help out with chores around the farm, but Anne, “with an e”, charms them with her zest for life, an attribute loved by Matthew, and tolerated by Marilla. The novel follows Anne as she heads to school, meets her first bosom buddy, Diana Barry, dyes her hair a tragic color, engages in a heated rivalry with the debonair Gilbert, and frequently lands herself into heaps of trouble. Anne of Green Gables is a spirited tale, driven by a stubborn, but loveable, narrator whose antics create wonderful story fodder.

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