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												Anne of Green Gables by  L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery
	 - 1st Edition
			 - 1908
		 - from B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA (SKU: LMMAGG003)

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

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Boston: L.C. Page, and Company, 1908 Illustrated by May Austin Claus and William Anton Joseph Claus. First edition, first printing of the first book in the author's Avonlea series. Publisher's ribbed light teal cloth, with gilt lettering to the front board and spine, illustration of a woman's profile to laid on the front board. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, some rubbing and light soiling to the boards, inner hinges discreetly repaired, light spotting to the endpapers, otherwise bright and clean interior. A sturdy and presentable copy. Housed in a custom maroon slipcase. Anne of Green Gables is a story about a young orphan girl, Anne Shirley, who is sent to live on a farm on Prince Edward Island with a family who had intended to adopt a boy. Montgomery drew much of the novel's setting from her own childhood experiences living with her grandparents on the eastern coast of the island. Like her readers, the author was quite taken with the jovial character she had created and wrote multiple sequels to this first installment of what would become a beloved children's series.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Claus, M.A. (May Austin); Claus, William A.J. (William Anton Joseph).

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
B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
LMMAGG003
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
Illustrator
Claus, M.A. (May Austin); Claus, William A.J. (William Anton Joseph)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Boston: L.C. Page, and Company
Date Published
1908
Bookseller catalogs
20th Century Literature; Illustrated Books; Fiction; Women's Literature; Children's Literature;

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gilt
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First Edition
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