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Title Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables first edition cover.
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Illustrator M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
Country Canada
Language English
Series Anne of Green Gables
Genre(s) Children's novel
Publisher L. C. Page & Co.
Released April 1908
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 429 pp (first edition)
Followed by Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Green Gables is a book written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery; it was first published in 1908. It was written as fiction for readers of all ages, but in recent decades has been considered a children's book. Montgomery found her inspiration for the book in a newspaper article describing a couple that was mistakenly sent an orphan girl instead of a boy, yet decided to keep her. Montgomery also drew upon her own childhood experiences in rural Prince Edward Island. Montgomery used a photograph of Evelyn Nesbit, clipped from an American magazine and pasted to the wall near her writing desk, as the model for Anne Shirley, the book's protagonist. Image File history File links Montgomery_Anne_of_Green_Gables_cover. ... Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called Maud by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Anne of Avonlea is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called Maud by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The Small Protected By The Great) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YU NT NU Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman - Premier Pat Binns (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 4... Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was an artists model and chorus girl, noted for her entanglement in the murder of her ex-lover, architect Stanford White, by her first husband, Harry K. Thaw. ... Anne Shirley is a fictional character from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ...

Contents

Plot summary

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Miss Marilla Cuthbert and Mr. Matthew Cuthbert, middle-aged siblings who live together at Green Gables, a farm in Avonlea, on Prince Edward Island, decide to adopt an orphan boy from the asylum as a helper on their farm. Through a series of mishaps, what ends up under their roof is a precocious girl of eleven named Anne Shirley. Anne is bright and quick, eager to please but dissatisfied with her name, her pale countenance dotted with freckles, and with her long braids of red hair. Being a child of imagination, however, Anne takes much joy in life, and adapts quickly, thriving in the environment of Prince Edward Island. Avonlea is a fictional community located on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and is the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomerys novel Anne of Green Gables, its sequels, and the television series Road to Avonlea. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The Small Protected By The Great) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YU NT NU Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman - Premier Pat Binns (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 4... Anne Shirley is a fictional character from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The Small Protected By The Great) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YU NT NU Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman - Premier Pat Binns (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 4...


The rest of the book recounts her continued education at school, where she excels in studies very quickly, her budding literary ambitions and her friendships with people such as Diana Barry (her best friend), Jane Andrews and Ruby Gillis and her rivalry with Gilbert Blythe, who teased her about her red hair and for that acquired her hatred, although he apologised many times. They compete in class and Anne one day realises she no longer hates Gilbert, but won't admit it. The book also follows her misadventures in quiet, old-fashioned Avonlea. These adventures include her games with her friendship group (Diana, Jane and Ruby), her rivalries with the Pye sisters (Gertie and Josie) and her domestic mistakes such as dyeing her hair green. Anne, along with Gilbert, Ruby, Josie, Jane and a couple of others, eventually goes to the Queen's Academy and obtains a teaching license in one year, in addition to winning the Avery Prize in English, which allows her to pursue a B.A. at Redmond College. The book ends with Matthew's death, caused by a heart attack after learning of the loss of all his and Marilla's money. Anne shows her devotion to Marilla and Green Gables by giving up the Avery Prize, deciding to stay at home and help Marilla, whose eyesight is diminishing, and teaching at the Carmody school, the nearest school available. To show his friendship, Gilbert Blythe gives up his teaching position in the Avonlea School to work at White Sands School instead, thus enabling Anne to teach at the Avonlea School and stay at Green Gables all through the week. After this kind act, Anne wholly forgives Gilbert and they become good friends. Avonlea is a fictional community located on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and is the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomerys novel Anne of Green Gables, its sequels, and the television series Road to Avonlea. ...

Spoilers end here.

Sequels

Montgomery continued the story of Anne Shirley in a series of sequels. They are listed in the order of Anne's age in each novel.

Lucy Maud Montgomery's books on Anne Shirley
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
1 Anne of Green Gables 1908 11 — 16
2 Anne of Avonlea 1909 16 — 18
3 Anne of the Island 1915 18 — 22
4 Anne of Windy Poplars 1936 22 — 25
5 Anne's House of Dreams 1917 25 — 27
6 Anne of Ingleside 1939 34 — 40
7 Rainbow Valley 1919 41
8 Rilla of Ingleside 1920 49 — 53
Related books in which Anne Shirley plays a lesser part
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
Chronicles of Avonlea 1912
Further Chronicles of Avonlea 1920

Anne of Avonlea is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Anne of the Island is a book about Anne Shirley. ... Anne of Windy Poplars, also published as Anne of Windy Willows, is an epistolary novel by L. M. Montgomery. ... Annes House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... A paperback edition of Anne of Ingleside. ... Rainbow Valley book cover Rainbow Valley is a book about Anne Shirleys children. ... Rilla of Ingleside (1921) is the final book in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth of the eight Anne novels she wrote. ... Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. ... Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. ...

Tourism

The Green Gables farmhouse located in Cavendish.
Sign marking trail through Balsam Hollow.

Many tourist attractions on Prince Edward Island have been developed based on Anne. The Green Gables farmhouse which Montgomery drew her inspiration from, is located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. Click here to view a panoramic image of the farmhouse. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 624 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 624 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Green Gables farmhouse Green Gables House from which the Green Gables farm in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island derives its name. ... Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 642 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 642 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Green Gables farmhouse Green Gables House from which the Green Gables farm in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island derives its name. ... Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3344x784, 984 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...


Balsam Hollow and the forest that inspired the Haunted Woods described in the book are also located in the vicinity.[1] Each summer the musical Anne and Gilbert and the musical Anne of Green Gables is performed at theatres in Prince Edward Island. The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in history. ... Anne Of Green Gables - The Musical is a musical based on the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery. ...


The popularity of Anne has extended into many countries and Anne of Green Gables has been translated into seventeen languages. Tourism from Anne fans is an extremely important part of the Island economy. The novels have a huge national following in Japan, and Anne is an icon there.


Bala's Museum With Memories Of Lucy Maud Montgomery located in Bala, Ontario, Canada is dedicated to Montgomery information and heritage, located in the former home of Fanny Pike where Montgomery and her family stayed for a vacation in 1922. She based her novel The Blue Castle on the region, changing the town's name to Deerwood, the only book she wrote not to be set in Atlantic Canada. Balas Museum, officially with the sub-name With Memories Of Lucy Maud Montgomery, is a museum located in Bala, Ontario, Canada which is owned and operated by Jack and Linda Hutton. ... Bala is a rural cottage country town in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada, with a twin city in the United Kingdom, Bala, Wales. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The Blue Castle is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, who is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables. ... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ...


Adaptations

Film

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Television movies

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Television series

Anne as she appeared in the 1979 Japanese anime adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.
  • 1979: Akage no An ("Red-Haired Anne") - an anime television series which was produced in Japan in 1979, directed by Takahata Isao with the voice of Eiko Yamada as Anne.
  • 1989 - 1996: Road to Avonlea - a live action television show produced by Kevin Sullivan based upon characters and episodes from several of L.M. Montgomery's books. Anne herself did not appear in the TV series, but Gilbert Blythe, Marilla Cuthbert, and other characters from the Anne books are included.
  • 2000: Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series - animated series airing on PBS Kids, created by Sullivan Entertainment Inc. and Annemation Productions Inc., a company created solely for this production. The 2004 film Anne: Journey to Green Gables acted as a prequel to the books and series.

Image File history File linksMetadata Anne!.jpg‎ author: Studio Ghibli source: screenshot from Akage no An TV This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Anne!.jpg‎ author: Studio Ghibli source: screenshot from Akage no An TV This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Akage no Anne (Anne with the Red Hair) ) is an animated television series, adapted from the Anne of Green Gables novels, produced by Nippon Animation in Japan in 1979. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Isao Takahata (高畑 勲 Takahata Isao) (born October 29, 1935) is one of the most famous directors of anime, or Japanese animated films. ... Eiko Hisamura ) (maiden name Eiko Yamada )) is a veteran seiyÅ« and theatre actor born on June 13, 1954 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1996. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called Maud by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. ... Spoiler warning: Gilbert Blythe is the acquaintance and eventual husband of Anne Shirley in Lucy Maud Montgomerys Anne of Green Gables series of novels. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... The PBS Kids Girl and Boy logo. ...

Stage

The Confederation Centre of the Arts' annual "Charlottetown Festival" headlines Canada's longest-running mainstage musical production Anne of Green Gables - The Musical. This show having run every summer since the Centre opened in 1964 has played to over 2 million viewers. Anne of Green Gables - The Musical was composed by Canadian theatrical legends Don Harron and Norman Campbell, with lyrics by Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore. The production has played to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and has also toured across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan and has played to numerous distinguished figures in audiences every season. The Confederation Centre of the Arts opened in 1964 as a national monument to Canadas Fathers of Confederation. ... The Charlottetown Festival is a seasonal Canadian musical theatre festival which runs from late May to mid-October every year since 1965. ... Anne Of Green Gables - The Musical is a musical based on the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Donald H. Harron, OC , O.ont , BA (born September 19, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian comedian, actor, director, journalist, author and composer. ... Norman Kenneth Campbell (February 4, 1924 – April 12, 2004) was a Canadian composer, television producer, and television director best known for co-writing Anne of Green Gables - The Musical. ... James Mavor Moore, C.C., B.A., D.Litt. ... Controversy Things have not always been perfect for Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


A West End musical has also been based on the story adapted by Moore and Harron. // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland . Along with New Yorks Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of theatre in the...


The Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, hosts the acclaimed musical Anne and Gilbert, The Musical based on the L. M. Montgomery's sequel novels to Anne of Green Gables.


Written by Canadian songwriting icon Nancy White, Bob Johnston and New York's Jeff Hochhauser, it has enjoyed sold out houses since 2005. Productions are planned across Canada in 2007 and Tokyo in 2008.


Parodies

As one of the most famous characters in Canadian literature, Anne of Green Gables has been parodied by several Canadian comedy troupes, including The Frantics (Fran of the Fundy) and CODCO (Anne of Green Gut). Megan Follows also appeared on Made in Canada as Mandy Forward, the star of Pyramid Prodigy Productions' Adele of Beaver Creek series who discovered that the company was secretly producing an Adele of Beaver Creek porn knockoff. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... CODCO was a Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian troupe that aired on CBC from 1988-1992. ... Made in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom / single camera comedy, which aired on the CBC from 1998 to 2003. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (Porn) (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ...


In response to massive funding cuts to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the later tenure of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, the Vancouver-based political satire duo Double Exposure noted the effects of the budget cuts on CBC Television productions were so severe that several prominent fictional Canadian characters were being sent out to raise funds independently. There followed the sound of a doorbell, and the words: "([ding-dong]) Anne of Avon, calling!" The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... A prime minister is the very most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ, LLD (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Promotional image of Linda Cullen and Bob Robertson for the CBC radio show Double Exposure Double Exposure was a Canadian radio and television comedy series which mocked contemporary Canadian politics. ...


References

  1. ^ Green Gables Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved on July 24, 2006

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External links

  • The Anne and Gilbert Homepage
  • Anne3.com Home of the Sullivan Anne of Green Gables trilogy with info on the movies and the Avonlea Message Boards
  • Anne Shirley Home Page
  • Annetoon The Sullivan Entertainment animated series
  • An Anne of Green Gables Project An Anne of Green Gables Project
  • UPEI LMM Institute University of Prince Edward Island L. M. Montgomery Institute
  • AvonleaTreasures An Anne of Green Gables fansite
  • AV Trust.ca - Anne of Green Gables AV Trust MasterWorks recipient 2005

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Anne of Green Gables is a children's book written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery; it was first published in 1908.
Anne Shirley is a skinny, red-haired, freckled orphan who is mistakenly sent to live with shy, elderly bachelor, Matthew Cuthbert, and his prim spinster sister, Marilla Cuthbert.
The Green Gables farmhouse which Montgomery drew her inspiration from, is located in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
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