Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery

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Mrs. Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.

There are plenty of people in Avonlea and out of it, who can attend closely to their neighbor's business by dint of neglecting their own; but Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain. She was a notable housewife; her work was always done and well done; she "ran" the Sewing Circle, helped run the Sunday-school, and was the strongest prop of the Church Aid Society and Foreign Missions Auxiliary. Yet with all this Mrs. Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts—she had knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices—and keeping a sharp eye on the main road that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond. Since Avonlea occupied a little triangular peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence with water on two sides of it, anybody who went out of it or into it had to pass over that hill road and so run the unseen gauntlet of Mrs. Rachel's all-seeing eye.

She was sitting there one afternoon in early June. The sun was coming in at the window warm and bright; the orchard on the slope below the house was in a bridal flush of pinky-white bloom, hummed over by a myriad of bees. Thomas Lynde—a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde's husband"—was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables. Mrs. Rachel knew that he ought because she had heard him tell Peter Morrison the evening before in William J. Blair's store over at Carmody that he meant to sow his turnip seed the next afternoon. Peter had asked him, of course, for Matthew Cuthbert had never been known to volunteer information about anything in his whole life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016548753
Publisher: Hannah Stuart
Publication date: 04/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 202
File size: 695 KB

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Anne of Green Gables (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 514 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy cow, there were some ridiculous typos in this e-book. "Marilla" was referred to as "Manila" half the time. I recommend finding a better version.
Brittany Fleur More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites and truly wonderful for the price, but there are a couple of typos and spacing issues that need to be resolved. Must buy for the price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing... the whole series is. I recomend this to anyone. You will want to read this so many times. However , i sugedt you read the first one to understand this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read this book before but I'm sooo happy I finally did. I enjoyed it immensely! It would be "tragical" if you don't make time for this classic.
Megan Hope Martinez More than 1 year ago
The best, most entertaining book i have ever read! It deserves ten stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is SUCH a good book. Whoever reads it won't be able to not fall in love with Anne. Her spunk, intelligence, determination, and above all, her imagination make Anne a believable and relatable character. For those who think this is just a boring, sappy, and dull book, think again! This book series has a little something for everyone: action, romance, history, and parts that will make you chuckle. If this book seems boring to you, don't stop at the beginning. Trust me, it gets better when you find out about Anne's temper. (At school, she smashes a chalkboard over a boy's head, breaking it in half!) If this book still seems dull to you, that probably means it is above your reading level. This book uses some complicated and old-fashioned words. I tried reading this a couple of years ago, and couldn't understand a word! Don't be afraid to try it again later if it's too challenging for you. Trust me, if you don't understand it, you'll never be near to getting full satisfaction from this book. I would recommend this book for ages 13+ to get full satisfaction. I read it when I was 11, but I was in a program reading more than a year above my grade level. This book is good for reading to young children, to help encourage them to like books and have a good imagination. Please don't get a shortened version of this, it will never amount to the real one. I got a shortened version for my little sister so she could read it without trouble of big words, but the shortened version cut out all the key parts! If you want to develop skills of visualizing scenes, this book is great for you. The author is an absolute master at description. This is a story like the Romona Quimby books where the author knows how being a kid is like. This is a must read, good for everyone, but especially good for teen and preteen girls. Please read and don't give up because of a dull beginning. If you read this, I know for a fact you'll treasure it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite enjoyed this book even at my old age of 83. I hope others will like it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne is a bright poetice talkative girl who will touch your heart! Its a good read and be sure to read the nexr two books: Anne of Avonlea and Anne's House of Dreams. Be sure though to spell her name A-N-N-E not A-N-N.
KinLove More than 1 year ago
The book is a classic and lovely. By accident I deleted this from my nook library. I had to re buy the book! I also have a kindle. When I buy a book it is mine FOREVER! Not happy with how BN runs the nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love Anne! This book is my favorite book of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book was great and all ages gurantee a timeless classic other books i think are similar are black beauty old yeller where the red fern grows and the little house on the prarie series great book also how to ident
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this biok soooooo much- i have the book version not the nook. Its so heartwarming and family-friendly and sweet, one of those books you will never get tired of reading again and again. My fav book in the universe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Searching to stock my nook with some of my favorites, in this case Anne of Green Gables, I decided I might as well try the free version first, aware that these older, free nook books often have some mixed up letters and other errors. However, this one is particularly bad. The first chapter is a complete jumble of text, with everything completely out of order, making it, sadly, unreadable. At least it was free, so I didn't waste money, but I did waste some time. I'll just have to pay for a copy and hope it's not too expensive.
Adriana Marra More than 1 year ago
I've read this three times and i don't get tired of it. If I had to state a problem, it would be that the words are too big for my reading level. Eh, i'll get there.
RetroLvr More than 1 year ago
I am ashamed to say that at the age of 38, this is the first time I have read this book. I regret that I missed all of these years not knowing who Anne (with an e!) was. Cannot wait to dive into the rest of the series.
kaulsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
1st in series.Anne is adopted by mistake. What a terrible thing to realize. How much love Anne had to simply 'imagine" prior to that event. Yet what a wonderful book to explore this darker side to some young lives. It is easy to become nostalgic for what probably never was, but even still this is a wonderful book for pre-teens to read. I wonder how it was it was not available to me?!
readingfiend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I never read this book growing up! I want to go back in time and live there and grow up like Anne and her friends did. From start to finish I was hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's nothing quite like that Anne Girl! Enjoyable from start to finish.
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I first read this book when I was six...it is still one of my all time favorites. My other seven are: Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne of Windy Poplars Anne's house of dreams Anne of ingleside Rainbow vally Rilla of ingleside
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224perweek More than 1 year ago
When searching for the right word to describe this book I would have to say quaint,......cute,......entertaining. While there was no action or drama in it, it was a fun story. I loved Anne and the other characters.