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Anne of Green Gables by  L.M MONTGOMERY - First - 1908 - from Argosy Book Store (SKU: 261983)

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by MONTGOMERY, L.M

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Boston: Page, 1908. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. 8vo, pinkish gray cloth, pictorial cover label. Boston: Page, 1908. First Edition.<br/><br/> First issue, dated April, 1908 on the copyright page, with 8 page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Variant binding, most copies being in green or tan cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & soiled and there is an ownership signature, but this is a solid, internally fine copy of the very rare first issue of Montgomery's first novel.<br/><br/>

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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Bookseller
Argosy Book Store US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
261983
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
MONTGOMERY, L.M
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Page
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1908
Keywords
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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