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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Hardcover - Nineteenth imprinting - 1915 - from RJ's Books and Ephemera (SKU: 158)

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; 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 discoloring of cover and spine; there are some tiny foxing spots along the edges of the boards, and at the top half of the spine; sharp corners. Slight chip on cover border around picture. Pencil writing inside front cover that reads, To Lucille Barbee from mother Jackie Barbee. Positively the best story ever written.


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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On Sep 17 2017, a reader said:
For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.

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Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery
M.A. and W.A.J. Claus
Clean, off-white pages
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Nineteenth imprinting
Grosset and Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date Published
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