The all-time classic story about Anne, an orphan adopted into a Nova Scotian family, is presented here complete to readers. Although her adoptive family - who originally wanted to adopt a boy - are initially apprehensive of the girl who arrives instead, they soon find her keen imagination and lively manner agreeable, and allow her to stay. Bright, chatty and curious, Anne quickly takes to exploring the lands and village around the family homestead; the titular Green Gables. The book follows Anne and the family as the girl grows older, embarking on various endeavours and calling her adoptive parents 'kindred spirits'. In particular, the girl shines for her academic abilities and quick witted perception, but is also very sensitive, particularly about her red hair, which she habitually braids. A classic of Canadian fiction, Anne of Green Gables and associated stories made their author, L. M. Montgomery, extremely popular. The believable and human characters, and the rich description of the Canadian country life, continue to draw in and impress readers to this day.
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.