Anne of Green Gables
by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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First edition, first impression (stated), dated April, 1908 on the copyright page, with 8 page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Pinkish tan variant binding, exhibiting light wear, with very minor scuffs and spotting. Lightly rubbed at edges, minor spotting on spine, ex libris "Borrowed from the private library of Wm. B. Straube," remnant of a bookstore sticker which did cause a shadow stain on the opposing laid paper. Gold gilt letters along spine have only light scattered dulling but the cover letters remain nice. There are rubs to pictorial label and scratching but certainly legible.
Anne of Green Gables is the first novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story tells of the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Like many of her contemporaries, Montgomery did not consider submitting her first novel to a Canadian publisher, convinced that a more lucrative deal could be made with an American firm. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. L.C. Page & Co. finally published Anne of Green Gables in 1908. Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Following the success of her first novel, Montgomery went on to write seven more books about Anne, following the beloved protagonist through adulthood and motherhood. Several novels in the series have been adapted and made into a successful television miniseries. Montgomery museums, plays, and houses on Prince Edward Island draw international visitors.
For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.
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- Anne of Green Gables
- Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
- M.A. and W.A.J. Claus
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- Used - Very Good-
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- First Edition
- L. C. Page and Company
- Place of Publication
- Date Published
- April 1908
- 0.00 lbs
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