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												Anne of Green Gables by  L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery
	 - First Edition
			 - April 1908
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Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

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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.

Synopsis

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.

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For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.

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book dealer
Owl Creek Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
OCB0089
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
Illustrator
M.A. and W.A.J. Claus
Book condition
second hand - Very Good-
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
L. C. Page and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
April 1908

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