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Anne of Green Gables by  L. M MONTGOMERY - Hardcover - 49th Impression, April 1920. 349th thousand - 1920 - from Attic Books (SKU: 121552)

Anne of Green Gables

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Boston: The Page Company, 1920. 49th Impression, April 1920. 349th thousand. Hardcover. Good. viii, [2], 429 p. + 8 p. of ads. 20 cm. 24 b&w photographic plates from the lost 1919 film starring Mary Miles Minter. Cloth with pasted-on illustration. Hinges tender and front is separating a little front text block at bottom. Some edge wear and soiling. Tear at top of p. 199. Occasional thumbing and soiling to pages.

This film edition is extremely rare. Stills from the 1919 film Anne of Green Gables are well-placed throughout the text in association with events in the book. The silent film version differs immensely from the original novel: it features a shotgun-wielding Anne, a skunk (an animal not found in P.E.I.), and changes to the cause of Matthew's death. Nevertheless, the film, Minter's first for director W. D. Taylor, met with great success. All prints of the film were destroyed in the aftermath, making "Anne of Green Gables" one of Hollywood's famous lost films. It was Minter's self-declared favourite role, adapted by famous female screenwriter Frances Marion. It was shot in Dedham, Massachusetts, with Green Gables represented by the Fairbanks House. Montgomery was not a fan of the film, despite its excellent reception.


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
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49th Impression, April 1920. 349th thousand
The Page Company
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Children's Literature, Canadian Literature, Movies, Cinema, Film, Mary Miles Minter

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