The Anne of Green Gables Seasons Edition--Fall:
- Presents L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel, widely viewed as a shining example of the quintessential children’s novel, though readers of all ages have fallen in love with Anne, the Cuthbert siblings, and all of their friends
- Explores such important themes as imagination vs. reality, the pressures of social expectations, and the differences between true emotion and mere sentimentality
When 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their farm, she finds herself in a real home for the first time in her life. But fiery, spirited Anne certainly isn’t the sturdy boy they had planned to adopt. Despite her mischief and affinity for finding trouble, the longer Anne stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for the Cuthberts to imagine life without her.
L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery (1874--1942) was a Canadian author who published 20 novels and hundreds of short stories, poems, and essays. She is best known for the Anne of Green Gables series. Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London) on Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. Raised by her maternal grandparents, she grew up in relative isolation and loneliness, developing her creativity with imaginary friends and dreaming of becoming a published writer. Her first book, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908 and was an immediate success, establishing Montgomery’s career as a writer, which she continued for the remainder of her life.