If you are familiar with the terms "kindred spirit," "the depths of despair," or "scope for imagination," you just might have Anne Shirley to thank. Although this young redhead did not invent these terms, her debut book, Anne of Green Gables, helped popularize their use. In addition to cheerful Anne, L.M. Montgomery created a world when she created Avonlea for Anne of Green Gables. The fictional town is as complex and often as real to the reader as it is to brilliant, loveable Anne. To help you navigate this world, Higher Read's Read It. Know It. edition of Anne of Green Gables provides you with an understanding of all of the layers of this book. The original text included in this edition allows you to read the book as L.M. Montgomery wrote it, and our all-new content helps you understand the novel more thoroughly. Character and narrative summaries provide you with an at-a-glance reminder of what the original book holds, while our "Read It and Know It" sections explore literary themes in the book. If you are as inquisitive as Anne, you will find everything you need to know in these pages. So whether you want to read the whole book, just want a reminder of the story, or are interested in exploring the important themes in Anne of Green Gables, Higher Read's Read It. Know It. edition provides an all-in-one book that's right for you.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), who wrote under the name L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author who found international fame from the publication of her first novel, Anne of Green Gables. When Lucy was very young, her mother died of tuberculosis, and, as a result, Lucy was sent to live with her grandparents in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Wracked by loneliness, she filled the void in her life by writing of imaginary characters and worlds to keep her company. Anne of Green Gables, is thought of to have mirrored her experiences as a child, bringing to life the circumstances that shaped so much of who she became. Once published, Anne of Green Gables became her most acclaimed novel and was an immediate success.