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Anne of Green Gables


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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1942. First Canadian Edition . Cloth. Good +/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stated Canadian first, blue cloth with lime-green stamping, 396 pp, very light rubbing to spine bottom edge & board tips, very short tear & rubbing to top spine edge, portions of the dj flaps (biographical info on Montgomery) have been neatly pasted on the front endpapers, also a little lifting from small decorative stickers that have been removed from endpapers, clipped newspaper photo of Montogomery pasted on rear pastedown; very minor foxing to few pages' else a tight, square G+/VG- copy. [15]


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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First Canadian Edition
Ryerson Press
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8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f
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Atlantic Canada; Canadian Literature; Modern First Editions;

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We are a home-based book business and have been selling books online since 1998. We are currently in the process of cataloguing several more thousandused and antiquarian books.


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