Anne of Green Gables is the classic story and first book in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved series about a precocious girl, Anne Shirley. This wonderfully funny story follows young, orphaned Anne as she moves to the small town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada and finds people to love, finds her place in the world, and eventually grows into her own.
This is a classic story of childhood mistakes and adventures that everyone should read, but is particularly poignant book for girls. Young teenagers will find this story of adolescent joys and missteps both entertaining and meaningful.
The character of Anne Shirley quickly won over the hearts of readers when the book was published in 1908. Mark Twain wrote to Lucy Maud Montgomery saying Anne Shirley was “the dearest, and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice.”
ARose Books strives to maintain the original character of all the old books we republish. As such, our publication of Anne of Green Gables contains all the original spelling as published in 1908. We have not updated the spelling of words that have changed over the years, nor have we Americanized any words that were originally printed with British spelling. We hope that you will enjoy reading this story in its original, classic form. This publication also includes restored images from the 1908 version of the book as well as a larger font size and more spacing between lines for easier reading.