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												ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by  Lucy Maud Montgomery
	 - First edition
			 - 1908
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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

by Montgomery, Lucy Maud

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Boston: L.C. Page & Co, 1908. First edition. Very good plus. First impression of the beloved story of a young orphan girl sent to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Anne's story was inspired in part by Montgomery's own experience as a "charity child," left by her father in the care of her aged grandparents after her mother's death. Determined to become a writer, Montgomery nevertheless wanted to create a heroine with more spunk and passion than what she typically read - a heroine more like her view of herself. This formula proved incredibly powerful, with millions of readers who have enjoyed and related to her realistic, spirited 11-year-old. This is an especially nice copy of one of the rarest of all highspot children's books. 7.5'' x 4.75''. Original pale green cloth, gilt-lettered, pictorial paste-on. Fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with 8 plates by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Two publisher's catalogues at rear. x, 430, 4, 4 pages. Housed in custom gilt-lettered cloth slipcase. Hinges archivally repaired, spine slightly soiled, cover plate faintly rubbed.

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’s Inventory #
23015
Title
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Author
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
Book condition
second hand - Very good plus
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
L.C. Page & Co
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1908
Keywords
Chapter Book,20th century

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