L.M. Montgomery Susan O'Malley
- Title: Anne of Green Gables
- Author: L.M. Montgomery Susan O'Malley
- ISBN: 9780786195831
- Page: 176
- Format: Audio CD
Anne Shirley, the orphan child who brings happiness and love into the lives of her foster family, is one of the most beloved heroines in all of literature This wildly imaginative, red headed chatterbox tries to fit into the narrow confines of Victorian expectations, but her exuberant spirit keeps leaping delightfully beyond the bounds When Marilla Cuthbert and her brotheAnne Shirley, the orphan child who brings happiness and love into the lives of her foster family, is one of the most beloved heroines in all of literature This wildly imaginative, red headed chatterbox tries to fit into the narrow confines of Victorian expectations, but her exuberant spirit keeps leaping delightfully beyond the bounds When Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew find that they are getting too old to work the farm by themselves, they decide to adopt an orphan boy to help out To their dismay, they are sent a girl by mistake an impetuous girl with a hopeless lack of manners Pragmatic Marilla is determined to return her, but warm hearted Matthew urges that she be given a chance to prove herself The challenge laid down for this eleven year old girl and the mishaps that befall her before she wins the heart of her foster mother make for a delightfully charming story.
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I don't often give books five stars and as I neared the end of this book, I gave some thought to how many stars this book deserved. I've read the Anne of Green Gables series once before - over twenty years ago. In spite of the amount of time that has elapsed, I clearly recall reading the last book in the series very slowly and thinking to myself, "I will be so sad to not be able to read about Anne anymore." When I picked up this book a few days ago to re-read it, I found within a few chapters th [...]
"Dear old world," she murmured, "you are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you."This quote really accurately depicts how Anne lives her life and what makes you love her as a character. She's stubborn and makes mistakes, but she also has a huge imagination and sees the world as beautiful and full of possibilities.I loved this SO much and I'm sad I never read it before! I love all the characters and the plot, and it's really fun to see Anne grow up through this book. The writing is also rea [...]
4.5 starsAnne, my lovely, I feel restored. "Marilla!" Anne sat down on Marilla's gingham lap, took Marilla's lined face between her hands, and looked gravely and tenderly into Marilla's eyes. "I'm not a bit changed—not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real me—back here—is just the same. It won't make a bit of difference where I go or how much I change outwardly; at heart I shall always be your little Anne, who will love you and Matthew and dear Green Gables more and [...]
I never read Anne's story when I was younger, so when I heard that Rachel McAdams was narrating the first in the series I knew I had to give it a go. I'm a sucker for a celebrity-narrated audiobook (if you haven't checked out Maggie Gyllenhaal's reading ofThe Bell Jar, do that now!).It's wonderful to read a story that, for the most part, is extremely uplifting. There's hardly anything truly terrible that happens in this story, and that's quite refreshing. Granted, it is a children's novel and fr [...]
I'm so glad I've finally read this book! I started reading it as a young girl, and got distracted by the 10 other books I was reading at the time and never finished itAnyhow, it was such a fun read, and I'm sure I'll read it again someday!
Never have I ever related more to a fictional character than Anne. This is just the most adorable, heartwarming book ever and I honestly don't think I ever read it before this week! I have the movies practically memorized and they follow the books perfectly, so there was nothing terribly new in this story. The only obvious difference was that Gilbert isn't in the book as much. But seeing Anne ramble on and on for pages more than made up for that. I just have to stick some of my favorite quotes i [...]
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley is an orphan girl in need of a family. She may be scrawny and freckled with red hair but she’s also loving and bright with imagination. When she’s mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, elderly siblings who plan to adopt a young boy to help around their farm, Anne faces the prospect of securing a home and a loving family – if she can prove she’s worth keeping. F [...]
This story is cute, touching, heart-warming, tear-jerking. In other words, a classic!The target audience is definitely not me. I would say it would be perfect for a teenage girl living in Canada in the early 1900s. That makes sense, because that is exactly what Anne is! However, the point of this obvious detail is that sometimes it is fun to read a classic and try to put your mind in the mindset of who it was written for at the time. A couple of the storylines seemed silly or to not make sense, [...]
Finally: Full review written December 17th, 2013 and edited the 19th:) ***5 beautiful "Kindred Spirits" stars!!***SighsAnne of Green Gables and her crazy doings will forever stay in my heart <3. Can there be such a crazy, beautiful, kindred spirit soul as Anne? No, I do not think so (there are two exceptions: Miranda Cheever and Penelope :D). This precious book is the first out of the many books in the Anne of Green Gables series. I think many of you know what Anne of Green Gables is about or [...]
Book Review3+ of 5 stars to Anne of Green Gables, the first book in a series by L.M. Montgomery, written in 1902. I read this book nearly 30 years ago and had to refresh my memory a little, before writing the review. I'd forgotten it was part of a whole series. I read more than one, but not sure which other ones. I recall this first one a tale about an orphan girl, acclimating to a new family, meeting friends and neighbors. On the outskirts, it's a coming-of-age tale about a young girl becoming [...]
Ive decided that instead of reviewing this book, I will copy my favorite passagesages that capture what I love about the bookPage 180 describes Anne perfectly, "The downfall of some dear hope or plan plunged Anne into "deeps of affliction." The fulfilment thereof exalted her to dizzy realms of delight."I love the way Anne thinksI love the way she jumps from thing to thing in a frenzy of thoughtsPage 44 the chapter begins"Do you know," said Anne confidently, "I've made up my mind to enjoy this dr [...]
“Oh, I don’t mean just the tree; of course it’s lovely—yes, it’s radiantly lovely—it blooms as if it meant it—but I meant everything, the garden and the orchard and the brook and the woods, the whole big dear world. Don’t you feel as if you just loved the world on a morning like this? And I can hear the brook laughing all the way up here. Have you ever noticed what cheerful things brooks are? They’re always laughing. Even in winter-time I’ve heard them under the ice. I’m so [...]
This was my first time reading "Anne of Green Gables" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a children's book, and so I was expecting a story with a lovely protagonist and some lovely and educating morals, and that's what I got. Anne is simply lovable from the very beginning where she's being fetched by Matthew on the train station to come live in Green Gables. She's highly enthousiastic about everything from the trees to the birds and the brook, and sometimes she was a bit too enthousiastic for [...]
I didn't think I'd like this book at first, but it turned out to be amazing! Anne herself is a lovable character and her antics and adventures are at times funny, at times sad and at times exciting. The Canadian landscapes were vibrantly described and the vocabulary was wonderful. Anyone who hasn't read this book should definitely do so.
Yup! Just as good as the last two times! <3
One I really should have read when I was younger. 😕
"I don't believe I'd really want to be a sensible person, because they are so unromantic."A series of letters. Dear Jo (aged 11),Get off The Sims and pick up a copy of Anne of Green Gables and read it now. It will change your life.Best wishes,Jo (aged 22)Dear Ms Montgomery,I would like to take your beautiful prose and drape it over the washing line in my back garden to create a mystical den that only I and my friends may enter. Who would I have to talk to for this to happen?Thank you in advance, [...]
When I read Anne of Green Gables I was admitted into the world of orphan Anne Shirley and her life in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I fell in love with her and her adoptive parents, brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. Mrs. Rachel Lynde, her meddling neighbor, and Gilbert Blythe, who would become Anne's lifelong love, were also introduced early in this book, the first of eight novels telling the life story of Anne Shirley. I've read every one and it remains one of my favorite series. [...]
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” I finally finished this book. It's easy to get into but not one to fly through, plus I've been in a reading slump this month.Anne is a funny child - she's positive and hopeful andtalkative. It's impossible not to like her. As an adult reading this I understand Marilla because the child definitely was willful and up to getting into accidental mischief, although the beginning where [...]
Heartwarming tale I missed from the gender tracking in the readings of youth. The red-headed orphan girl of 11 adopted by the middle-aged Cuthberts was quite the force of nature. Her power of imagination, romance, and language helped to melt their frozen hearts and properness of their childless, Calvinist household. She was not the farmworker they expected when they applied to the orphanage for a boy, but she brought them many gifts, such as the ability to laugh, appreciate play, and hope for th [...]
Alright, I liked it. It was a flat lined, static book, but Anne's personality made me like it. I thought this book was a cross between Little Women and the Little Princess. Little Women because there was no real climax to the book, but each chapter had it's lesson, but not as long and I didn't skim the last chapter. Little Princess because of her wild imagination to create stories. Then you add a character who has some flaws, red hair, and loves to talk in the mix and you have Anne of Green Gabl [...]
"Well now, she's a real interesting little thing," persisted Matthew.Truer words were never spoken when the whirlwind known as Anne Shirley comes to live with siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at Green Gables.In one terrific example of cosmic trickery, the Cuthberts, who were hoping to adopt a boy to help out around the farm, are sent instead a garrulous and imaginative, red-headed girl. Matthew takes to her immediately. Marilla needs some convincing."Matthew Cuthbert, you don't mean to say [...]
Loved by me, 5 BIG StarsAmazing Anne Shirley you should be a role model for many girls. Brave, strong willed and with such great dreams and big imagination.Gilbert Blythe was perhaps my first Book Boyfriend. Oh sweet, I was in love. Lovely, lovely Anne and Gilbert, what a good and nice young lovestory. Everything in this book series are wonderful. Then there's the great TV series.*) I loved it all and still do.I LIKE - enormously when I was young~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*) The fun and wonderful TV se [...]
Five stars don't seem to do this beautiful book justice.This book is exactly what I needed at this point in my life. The poignant tale of a little freckled, red-haired girl growing up. Leaving childhood. But never forgetting the days of blissful youth, lingering still as she matures.This book made me cry. It made me laugh. It gave me thrills that shot through my heart and made my soul sing.I can't imagine my life now without Anne. The world is a better place because of the story about a starry-e [...]
MY HEART IS SO FULL RIGHT NOW. I absolutely ADORED this book. I loved the writing so much and was surprised how lovely it is. The characters are, of course, already familiar to me but I think I love them even more now. Yes, I know, it's an unforgivable crime that I haven't read this book/series until now but maybe this was the perfect timing after all. Ah, I am so happy and content right now & I can't wait to continue this amazing journey with our Anne with an E.
She danced up to the little looking-glass and peered into it. Her pointed freckled face and solemn gray eyes peered back at her.“You’re only Anne of Green Gables,” she said earnestly, “and I see you, just as you are looking now, whenever I try to imagine I’m the Lady Cordelia. But it’s a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn’t it?”I'm so overjoyed to have finally read this. I've set my mind on reading more classics from now on, and [...]
It's hard to believe I had not read this book until now. I thought I had read most of the children's classics (except Laura Ingalls Wilder and Old Yeller), but I guess not. I am so glad that this was nominated as the July read for the Classics for Beginners Group. It lit a fire under me to read this finally. This was a fantastic book.I have a list of singular heroines and I'm adding Anne to my list. Anne is so lovable. Even with all her flaws, or maybe because of them. She is prone to making mis [...]
I had never written a review because I have read this Canadian classic probably about a thousand times! It's probably also the reason that I eventually went and completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island. Montgomery's Anne Shirley made me a reader. My mom started reading this series to me when I was 6. We started with Green Gables and worked our way through all the books in the series. To this day, I always know what part my mom is reading because she always cries at [...]
Simply rating L.M. Montgomery's's Anne of Green Gables is (for me at least) ridiculously easy (five well deserved stars, and a permanent residence on my favourites shelf). That being said, and unfortunately, posting an actual review is proving both daunting and exceedingly difficult, for how do I review a favourite both childhood and adulthood comfort read in a way that is even remotely adequate, that not only shows my deep and lasting appreciation of and for Anne of Green Gables (and L.M. Montg [...]
To be brutally honest, I was disappointed. I found Anne quite often to be annoying and found my self skimming through many of her rambling soliloquies. Many (especially those of the female gender I suppose) may find her apt to talk ad nauseum to be one of her most enduring qualities, I however did not.I discovered that it was difficult for me to continue reading once the characters had been established, that is I had no motivation to continue reading as there appeared to be no underlying plot to [...]
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