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Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Penguin Books, 2017

Cover of /Anne of Green Gables/ (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The beloved coming-of-age tale of a spunky heroine named Anne “with an E,” now for the first time as a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. 

L.M. Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings who intended to adopt a boy to help work on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Yet Anne’s quirky personality and good-natured spirit causes the siblings to grow to love her anyway, and soon the entire town falls for the precocious little girl with bright red hair.

Cherished by both children and adults, Anne of Green Gables is a celebration of fierce individualism, and the families we create, rather than the ones we are born into. This Deluxe edition is enhanced with a foreword by bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan, and an introduction and suggestions for further reading by Benjamin Lefebvre, as well as a selection of early writing by L.M. Montgomery about the process of writing Anne.


Foreword by J. Courtney Sullivan (xi–xv)

Introduction by Benjamin Lefebvre (xvii–xxx)

Suggestions for Further Reading (xxxi–xxxiii)

A Note on the Text (xxxv–xxxvi)


“How I Began” by L.M. Montgomery (325–27)