Anne of Ingleside

Anne of Ingleside

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Anne is the mother of five, with never a dull moment in her lively home. And now with a new baby on the way and insufferable Aunt Mary Maria visiting - and wearing out her welcome - Anne's life is full to bursting.

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ISBN-13: 9781543239515
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 558,690
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Anne of Ingleside (#6 Original Full Version) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
EqRed1 More than 1 year ago
I never read these "older Anne" books when I was a girl. what a wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the Anne Shirley books are fantastic. I'm so happy to have this available for my Nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to finish this book. I didn't hate it... I just didn't love it. It was my least favorite of all the Anne books. Something about it was kind of lacking, but I'm not sure I could put my finger on it. Things I did like about it: I enjoyed reading about Anne homemaking. I'm a homemaker myself, so it was fun to read about our heroine "feathering her nest" (decorating her home, gardening, and making things homey for her family). It was interesting reading about the once homely orphan becoming the perfect socialite, but I couldn't identify with that very well, and it was kind of sickening when everything was just so... PERFECT. However, after thinking it over-- isn't that one thing we love about L. M. Montgomery books? Reading about the perfectly charming houses and settings the stories take place in, places most of us will never be able to live in, yet can escape to in stories like the Anne books, Emily series, and other Montgomery tales? I wish Gilbert appeared more in the book. It would have been nice to read about him interacting with the children. The last two chapters were the best of the whole book. The descriptions of Anne during the dinner party were humorous, and Montgomery shows talent in writing about that episode. For once, things aren't so PERFECT for Anne. For those who have ever gone through a heartbreaking ordeal, these last chapters are more identifiable, and it was interesting to see how Anne handled it ("Well, at least I still have the children... I'll keep going for them..."). Fortunately, it doesn't last and the book ends on a happy note. The book's worst fault is that it is too repetitive. Repetitive characters (deceitful friends), repetitive plots, repetitive scenes (Anne looking out her window at night quite often). Question: Why wasn't there ever a story about Shirley?? Would I ever recommend others read this book? Of course! No Anne fan can ever go through the series without reading this book. Just be perseverant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so scared when anne almost died, what would the book do without her? I can't believe her children are almost grown up!!! I never want this series to end! it's an Educational as well as a independent read. It is an old book but it's the best classic I've ever read. After you start this series you'll never want to stop. It's a must read series!!!!
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Anne of Ingleside is book 6 in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne and Gilbert have 6 children now and this book is mostly about them with their little trials and tribulations. I love this book with each of it's chapters a new adventure. Life with Anne is never dull.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third to last book about Anne. If you loved all the others, you gotta read this one as well. She's really grown up in this one. The ending leaves you with a cozy feeling. By the way, email me if u love the books about Anne. I am 14 yrs old, girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne of Ingleside is probably one of my favorite books to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Anne's children and it has a great plot. Love Ingleside and can't wait for next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it.
savageknight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I guess it had to happen some time. I finally reached a book in the series that had very little appeal. As much as it was used to introduce us to the children/ family, there were also quite a number of names/ neighbours brought up which got confusing and easy to dismiss.I was extremely disappointed in this book and I believe the main reason was that Anne herself was no more than just a wraith floating around the background. Heck, at times, it seemed like Susan the helper was more front and center! This was actually brought to light at the very last chapter when Anne once again took center stage as a "closing off" of the book. Suddenly, it was fun to read again and it was those last 10 pages that reminded me of why I had enjoyed the series so much.
Stewartry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The focus of the series begins to shift from Anne, all grown up, married, in a beautiful home surrounded by her children; instead, her children begin to take center stage. It was sweet, and fun, and very dear, but at times hard to read because of the hints and omens of the future, a future I remembered all too well from other times reading the series: the death of a favorite character in the still-far-off Great War. Ingleside still lingers with Anne, and there were glimpses of Diana and the twins and the college friends, all the folk who had become beloved through the series ¿ but not enough. Not my favorite among the Anne books, this, but still solid, stolid, and lovely.
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's with this book that I felt distinctly the Anne series began to have a sort of decline. The books are interesting, but not quite as much as the earlier books were. The stories lose some of their spark, and I think that is a direct result of Montgomery's having to continue a series with a heroine whom she would rather set aside.The introduction of Anne's children as the focus is interesting, though. They provide sweet little anecdotes of life in Glen St. Mary and while there's less focus on Anne, it seems natural for it to be that way. Anne is so busy in her maternal duties that she seems to have little time for anything else, so her story is told through the actions of and ministrations to her children.The book is still enjoyable as a coninuation of the story of Anne's life, but it lacks that special something that Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea have in such strong amounts.
bookworm12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This, the sixth book in the Anne of Green Gables series, focuses more on Anne's growing children and their reaction to various scraps they get themselves into. I missed Anne's voice in this story. Although she's in the book and we occasionally hear from her, she's mainly phased out. I did hate reading one section where Anne, who was a published author in earlier books, says, "Occasionally I do write a little story, but a busy mother hasn't much time for that." I understand that this was written in a very different era, but still. Anne always dreamed of being an author and it seems like she gave up that dream entirely. She has certainly become a wonderful mother, but can't she be both?I do love Montgomery's descriptions of life. The wonderful character of Anne finds such joy in the smallest things and has a very healthy view of dealing with change."Well that was life. Gladness and pain... hope and fear ... and change. Always change! You could not help it. You had to let the old go and take the new to your heart... learn to love it and then let it go in turn. Spring, lovely as it was, must yield to summer and summer loses itself in autumn. The birth ... the bridal ... the death."I love the series and I'm glad I read the book, but it's definitely not my favorite.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book made up of childhood adventures, but I love the glimpses into the grown up Anne life - especially because I'm now at that stage in my life. Anne's children are funny and fanciful and Anne is so good with them. Makes me want to be a better mom!
linda-irvine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
L.M. has been a constant companion through adolescence, and difficult time in adulthood.
amerynth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Definitely not my favorite book in the series.... "Anne of Ingleside" is not really about Anne at all -- but is instead about her six children. Told in short episodes featuring each child, the stories get a little bit repetitive and the adventures aren't as interesting as those that Anne had when she was a youngster. Gilbert pretty much disappears for most of the book (he's out doctoring, I guess) and Anne only makes occasional appearances. I think L.M. Montgomery wanted to make sure Anne had a happy life and there isn't a lot to say when it's just happiness all of the time. I'm glad I read the book overall, but I just didn't love it in the same way I loved the rest of the series.
Magadri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not the best Anne book. I honestly did not like this one, though intensely devoted fans may.
dilldill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first.
atimco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anne of Ingleside has always been my least favorite of the Anne books, and I was never sure why. Now that I've done a little research, I know that it was written long after Montgomery thought she was done with the series ¿ 1939, to be exact ¿ and during a period of personal distress in Montgomery's life. This book is by far the weakest in the series, though still quite an enjoyable read. Anne's children are quite young in this story; little Rilla, the youngest, appears at age six in one of the last stories. Anne starts to fade out of the series at this point; Anne's House of Dreams is really the last one that really focuses on her, and even then other characters like Leslie Ford and Miss Cornelia are coming to the forefront. Perhaps I rebelled against this inevitable shift in the series and that was my initial, uninformed reason for not caring for it as much as the others. But since then I've noticed other weaknesses as well.Several of the episodes in the lives of Anne's children are a bit borrowed. The frantic search for Jem reminded me of Marilla's and Anne's search for Dora in Anne of Avonlea. There are three separate stories involving the twins Nan and Di being deceived by a young friend; after the second it became predictable. I never really warmed to Nan; she and Di always stayed in the background. And most of the other stories just weren't that interesting somehow. Montgomery does do a good job with the advent of Aunt Mary Maria and the misery she causes at Ingleside during her extended stay there. Rebecca Dew has a cameo appearance and the chapter with Rebecca and Susan discussing the ills of the situation is delightful. I also enjoyed the chapter describing the Ladies' Aid meeting at Ingleside and their love of gossip. Somehow the women's unique personalities all come out clearly even when they only get a few sentences of dialogue and one or two narrative lines. Montgomery is such a master at the casual, concise character sketch. And I will always, always love the concluding chapter in which Anne feels that after fifteen years of marriage Gilbert doesn't care for her anymore, that this is what all marriages come to in the end. Anne is even jealous of the insufferable Christine Stuart! Montgomery really gets into Anne's head and it's a brilliant little look at some common issues of married life: lack of communication, apathy, jealousy, insecurity, and just plain tiredness. The cares of a large family will inevitably wear a couple down. The important thing is that they realize it and take steps to protect their marriage. I do find the end of this book very satisfying, whatever weaknesses are in the rest of it. Anne fans shouldn't miss this installment in the Blythe family history, and it certainly is amusing and humorous in parts. But it isn't the highlight of the series by any means.
ThorneStaff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the sixth book of the series, Anne and Gilbert now have six active children who mostly (except for Shirley) get their own episode. It is interesting to see the similarities between their imaginations and their mother's, but also to see the differences. Given her pre-Green Gables life that we know of, Anne seems to have been much more world-wise than her children, so some of their adventures come of being too trusting (both Nan and Di have this problem) or just having a skewed view of the world (Rilla). It's especially gratifying to see that Anne tries to take each of their silly episodes seriously, never betraying to them when she wants to laugh long and loud. She shows respect for her children and treats them as she would want to be treated at their age. Hence, Anne is their confidante, and they often bring their trials to her. So there is a lot of Anne's children, but still a lot of Anne too.
Wanderlust_Lost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book sees Anne installed in Ingleside with six children! This book naturally focuses less on the aging Anne and more on Anne's children including the loveable Walter and the adorable little Rilla.I really enjoyed this book but missed the focus on Anne. Luckily Lucy came up with plenty of new characters to love and I think this book is beautiful.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's been too long since I've read this to give a proper review. The first three books were my favorites, the rest were perfectly readable.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book skips forward quite a bit from where the previous one left off, and seems to go through a lot of time quickly... too quickly for my taste. Montgomery here reverts back to her old standby format of writing each chapter as a sort of self-contained "adventure," and tends to focus many of these chapters on one specific child at a time. When she gets to a certain point in the book and introduces a new chapter by saying "it was Nan's turn to have an adventure," you believe it... and you believe that you are reading an invention created by an author just to give a character an equal share in the action of the book, rather than a genuine, authentic chronicle of a potentially real family. The book ends well, with Montgomery showing her grasp of some of the more harrowing feelings of married and family life, but it is a pity this insight and humour could not have informed more of the rest of the story. Anne's interesting personality gets lost in a largely stereotypical portrayal of motherhood; Gilbert's character is hardly developed at all, and the children's characters are developed in such a "one at a time" fashion that there is never really a sense of the Blythe family as a cohesive unit, as in Alcott's or Wilder's writings. This comes as a disappointment following the particularly strong "Anne's House of Dreams," and given that Montgomery's own life ought to have afforded her a more modern, unique perspective on marriage rather than leading her to trot out the same old family cliches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the first anne of green gables book. I was looking at a package deal that came with every anne of green gables book except for two, and this was one of the books it was missing. And my question to whoever sees this is: Why is this book so exspensive?!?! The packaged deal was like, $1.00!!!! For eleven books!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (P.s. please answer me. Write it on the next review.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago