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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Hardcover - 39th Impression - 1915 - from CraigsClassics (SKU: 5534)

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery

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Early copy of "ANNE OF GREEN GABLES" by L.M. Montgomery. 1915 39th Impression (stated); Grosset & Dunlap; New York. The book features a few full-page illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. There are 10 pages of advertisements at the back.

Light soiling to the covers and spine; there are some tiny foxing spots along the edges of the boards, and at the top half of the spine; sharp corners. There is a crack at the front hinge between the half title page and frontispiece resulting in the front cover being a bit shaky. Nice pages - clean with the exception of foxing to the illustrated pages, and to a few pages before and after them. Also, a slip of paper was left between pages 266 & 267 leaving a tanned outline at the upper-inner corner. A small piece at the lower-outer corner tip of page 267 is missing. One of the advertisement pages has a tiny tear at the outer edge. No writing found.


Anne of Green Gables is the first novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story tells of the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Like many of her contemporaries, Montgomery did not consider submitting her first novel to a Canadian publisher, convinced that a more lucrative deal could be made with an American firm. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. L.C. Page & Co. finally published Anne of Green Gables in 1908. Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Following the success of her first novel, Montgomery went on to write seven more books about Anne, following the beloved protagonist through adulthood and motherhood. Several novels in the series have been adapted and made into a successful television miniseries. Montgomery museums, plays, and houses on Prince Edward Island draw international visitors.

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For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.

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CraigsClassics US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery
M.A. and W.A.J. Claus
Book condition
Used - Good
39th Impression
Grosset & Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
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Children's Classics; Literature / Fiction;

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About CraigsClassics

My store offers a curated selection of antiquarian books in a variety of topics with an emphasis on classic literature and children's classics. I take pride in providing great customer service with prompt replies to offers and inquiries, careful packaging and next-day shipping. Based in scenic southern New Hampshire.


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