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Anne in Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #6)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  34,218 Ratings  ·  627 Reviews
Ingleside ist ein fröhliches Haus: Den ganzen Tag hört man Lachen, Geschirrklappern und den Lärm der fünf Kinder. Anne hat mit der Rasselbande wirklich alle Hände voll zu tun. Dabei hätte sie eigentlich ein wenig Ruhe nötig, schließlich erwartet sie wieder ein Baby. Als sich kurze Zeit vor der Geburt auch noch die ungeliebte Tante Mary Maria bei den Blythes einquartiert, a ...more
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published 1991 by Loewe (first published 1939)
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QNPoohBear Christine was just an old friend. She was never his girlfriend as in the movie. This book falls flat on so many levels. Maud was so tired of Anne by…moreChristine was just an old friend. She was never his girlfriend as in the movie. This book falls flat on so many levels. Maud was so tired of Anne by the time she wrote this that she only put in a half-hearted effort. (less)
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treehugger
May 27, 2008 treehugger rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Anne has disappeared by this point in the series and become a matronly woman with a brood of kids. The book focuses mainly on the trials and tribulations of her incredibly moral children and the town gossip, and we've lost some of the best characters like Rachel Lynde, Marilla, Davy, etc by this time as well.

I felt myself "hankering" after Avolea and the Anne that was before she married...

It just sort of dragged by with description after description of the seasons, the house, the nosy housekeepe
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Laurence
Dec 31, 2015 Laurence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very highly recommend! It's a lot about Anne's family in general, but her children are the most adorable ever and I loved seeing Anne interact with Gilbert once more (because I've probably, with no exaggeration, read books about Anne 50 times. I don't even feel guilty about it). If you've read and loved Anne of Green Gables, I would strongly recommend the entire series, because although they can't have the magical perfection of the first book, they're all amazing and filled with gorgeous charact ...more
Rachel Crooks
Reading this book after so many years is like visiting a childhood haunt after many years to find only that it was not so big, not so beautiful, not so miraculous, not so mysterious, as it was then. It is like spending your early life thinking your parents are the height of perfection, compared to the day they begin to have visible (sometimes glaring) flaws. I know that this all comes full-circle in adulthood and that the day returns when you look again at your parents, at the old childhood hau ...more
Kate
Sep 26, 2010 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I set out to read the full Anne of Green Gables series (I bought the set at a yard sale). But this one was the last I could take for a while. The author has difficulty making it clear who her audience is. Is it children who want stories about other children, or is it people who have grown up with Anne and want to know more about her ongoing life? As the book begins, it seems to be the latter audience, but it soon becomes clear it's the former. She starts this book in Avonlea, and we see Anne's c ...more
Brunvatne
The last Anne book... I had been saving it, treasuring it, for when I felt down. The day came recently when in low spirits I cracked into the last part of this happy story. It helped, it is a cheerful book no doubt. None of this tired "the world will never be the same..." business. Unfortunately Anne barely plays a role in the sixth installment. The book is filled with short stories about her children and seasons that come and go all too quickly. The writing is still very sweet, and there are oc ...more
Alexandra
Where is Anne of Green Gables, and who is this dull matron with no apparent inner life?

This book was a slog, but it's hardly surprising, since, in my understanding, Montgomery was plagued by her publishers for more Anne crapola, and this was the result. Though her descriptive passages of view and season are stunning as ever, that's about all that can be said for this work.

I am rather troubled by a tendency of reviewers here to criticize the character of Anne by railing against their perception o
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Rosalba
Oct 05, 2012 Rosalba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lm-montgomery
This is the last book in the Anne of Green Gables series that still feels like an Anne book. The next two, are really more about Annes children and their playmates, the Merediths.
Annes children are wonderful, but I still love her best. Some friends have expressed dissapointed at finding Anne grown up and "settled down". I dont. Married life, with its ups and downs, is still as filled with adventure as childhood, only now the adventures are different.I believe the Ingleside children's stories wer
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Kirjaneito
3.5 tähteä

Ihanahan tämäkin on, mutta ei millään muotoa Anna-kirjoista paras. Huomaa, että tämä on kirjoitettu myöhemmin täydentämään sarjassa olevia aukkoja, sillä juuri täydennysosa tämä olikin. Kivasti tosin viittauksia Kotikunnaan Rillaan... <3 Montgomery kuvaa kyllä loistavasti erilaisia persoonallisuuksia, Annan perheen kanssa hykerteli useaan otteeseen.
Tiffany
Sep 07, 2009 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
Recommended to Tiffany by: Anne Shirley, of course
Anne and her delightful children. And she's living such a life, but still she has her moments!! She's still herself, after all! Dear Anne. I love every one of these books, and Lucy Maud never lost anything when continuing Anne's story for us to enjoy! I eat her words up, the frosting and all! I could read her books for ages, but then I would have to stop because I would be so inspired to write something, anything, that I wouldn't be able to contain myself! Miss Cornelia is a delight! And then th ...more
Jill
Jul 06, 2008 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has one of my favorite scenes in all of literature in it.

And I love it. I am sorry that Lucy Maud shifted to the children's perspective starting with this book though. I miss Anne. If I could interview L.M., I'd ask why...

So ends my re-reading of Anne, at least for now ;)
Melissa
So, after reading the Anne of Green Gables, first 3 books for book club I decided I wanted to read some of the later books in the series. I have enjoyed them. I think Anne's House of Dreams is my favorite. I'm currently on the last of the "Anne" titled books and there is something that is funny/frustrating to me.

Anne and Diana are talking and it mentions how Diana is 'matronly' looking i.e. chubby. (Now remember this is like 15 years later, so the girls are 30-ish.) And how Diana has always been
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Shelley
Mar 29, 2015 Shelley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Anne is married to Gilbert who is a doctor and they have 6 children, and a housekeeper who cooks because Anne doesn't. Gilbert is a successful doctor, so they are quite well off. I miss Anne from Green Gables. Anne just doesn't seem to be the same Anne that I loved and adored in Green Gables. Actually, she doesn't seem to be much of a mother I would think she would had been. I feel she spoils her children and doesn't discipline them enough. She seems to arrange flowers a lot rather than do the w ...more
Penélope
Jan 18, 2016 Penélope rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, childrens
I enjoyed this book but not as much as I wanted to do it. I like the stories of Anne's family, but I think we lost the Anne who wanted to have a better education and who wanted to work a lot to have a better future.
Anyway this book is enjoyable!
Naomi Bennet
I actually liked this much better than I thought I would. I thought I would snooze 90% of the time, and roll my eyes at the 'perfect-family' that the Blythe family is. And... well. I did snooze sometimes. I'd say I snoozed 30% of the time; which isn't that much, y'know. And yes, I also rolled my eyes sometimes.

But! I just love these kids (I have a kind fascination + emotional, personal attachment to them) and it was actually pretty darn adorable. I really liked it.

What I liked:
1. All the kid
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Arghavan
Mar 28, 2015 Arghavan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
به نظرم تنها کاراکتری که نباید بزرگ شه آنی ه. آنی شرلیِ چهل ساله آخه؟ :( آدم غصّهش میشه. ...more
Elinor  Loredan
May 19, 2012 Elinor Loredan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, l-m-montgomery
The back cover summary is very misleading. It says that Anne begins to worry that Gilbert doesn't love her anymore, and gives the impression that that worry will be a thread throughout the whole book, when really it only takes up the last chapter.
But who's complaining? Not me. I gave it 4 stars, after all.
Still, I don't like misleading back covers...:/ I was actually looking forward to finding out what Anne would come up with to get back Gilbert's love, which she thought she had lost, but nothi
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Jo
Jul 29, 2012 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the Anne book in which I became a little disappointed with Anne.

For one, she turns into a background character and this book is more about the stories of Anne's children.

But the main issue I had was the fact that Anne by all accounts was as smart as her husband, Gilbert, and just as determined. However in Anne of Ingleside it's evident that Anne is no longer writing and is unlikely to ever pursue that dream. Instead she has 6 children and a housekeeper and she spends her days at ladie
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Elizabeth
Apr 12, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars

The extra half star is for the ending of the book when Anne doubts Gilbert's love. Perhaps the way Anne jumps to conclusions is a bit overwrought, but the sweetness of the way she is brought back to her senses is so lovely.

Again, my poor daughter had to suffer through my tears as we finished this. I can't seem to make it through the end of an Anne book without tears - these books are just so life and love affirming.
Iolanda
Feb 26, 2016 Iolanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Really cute! For me the Anne books have lost their charm a little. Don't get me wrong; Anne is my top favourite fictional heroine and I recognise shades of her that I see in myself which makes me feel close to her, AND her story but I'm going to take a step back from her for now.

Overall, another hilarious book from the series, but at times it dragged and I became more interested in flipping through the pages to check how many of them were left than being sucked into Anne's world. Anne fuming at
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Cathy
Don't have much to say other than of course Anne and Gilbert's children would be completely delightful! I love all of them.
Huy
Oct 08, 2015 Huy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tôi cứ ngỡ cuốn sách ngay trước tập này, "Anne và Ngôi Nhà Mơ Ước" là tập cuối cùng trong series Anne tóc đỏ. Và sau khi đọc cuốn sách này, tôi mới biết "Anne dưới mái nhà Bên Ánh Lửa" được viết sau tập trước đó hơn 20 năm, có lẽ Montgomery cũng đã có ý định dừng series Anne tóc đỏ ở Ngôi Nhà Mơ Ước, nhưng có lẽ vì quá quyến luyến với Anne nên bà quyết định viết thêm.
Đây có lẽ là tập chuyển tiếp, mang tính giới thiệu những nhân vật mới và từ từ xa cô bé Anne ngày nào, Anne giờ đã là vợ, là mẹ củ
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Alicia
Apr 02, 2010 Alicia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
I'm so glad we stuck with this series. Nakyla loved the first couple of books and then was losing interest, I think because Anne was a grown-up and the things she was doing weren't very interesting. By this book Anne has a bunch of kids and the book has a lot of little stories about each of them. Nakyla was back to loving this series with all the stories about things happening to the kids. I also really enjoyed the book as someone who grew up with the movies, but never found out what happened to ...more
Kate
After this latest reread, Anne of Ingleside remains my least favourite Anne book and, in fact, my least favourite but one L.M. Montgomery novel. Anne's children are noxiously cute and her perfect motherhood cloying. But I'm glad to have dipped back into it all the same for the dark undercurrent in it that intrigues me. I remembered the story of Peter Kirk's funeral, and of Anne and Gilbert's anniversary reunion with Christine Stuart as strong points of the book and they remain so. But I don't th ...more
Dorothy
Apr 01, 2012 Dorothy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, I read this one, and I don't think I can really bear to read any more of them. The House of Dreams had me doubting already, but this one put me over the top. It just doesn't have that charming quality of telling Anne's story. Now she magically has a bunch of children, and we hear nothing about her trials and tribulations of raising them!!! Years just pass. The newborn baby is then six years old. Nothing about Anne's emotions, etc. No word from the old Avonlea gang.

There are more stories he
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Emily
Aug 27, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read all these books while growing up and loved them all and this book is no different, If you are like me and have often wondered just what kind of children that spunky redhead Anne would come to have then read this and you will find out! Anne takes a back seat in this book as we are introduced to her children neighbors and friends, I've always found that Lucy Maud Montgomery was in her element writing about children, she has this abilty to transport me back to my childhood where im able t ...more
Leslie
Sep 25, 2009 Leslie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time re-reading this book in quite a few years. Usually my re-reads of the series stop after book 3, 4 or 5, because I hate to see Anne grow up. It pains me to give any book in the series, which I consider my all-time favorite series, anything less than 3 stars, but this has always been my least favorite installment. Too many ellipses and too much repetition. Also, Anne's children are much less interesting than she was as a child. Still have fondness for the book for giving me m ...more
Liz B
This is one of the two Anne books that isn't available as a recorded book. (Anne of Windy Poplars is the other.) I read it while I was still listening to Rainbow Valley.

This book is more a series of vignettes about Anne's children than it is a novel--and some of Anne's kids are pretty boring. (*cough* Nan and Di *cough*) It was a sweet, fun read all the same. My favorite parts were the ones that dealt more with adults than children--the story of the funeral, the gossip Walter overhears, Anne's f
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Emily Bates
Oct 07, 2015 Emily Bates rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Meh. I liked meeting Anne's children, but what's with this new, perfect, demure Anne who doesn't get into scrapes anymore? What happened to the spunk and the quick tongue?
Tracey
Feb 20, 2015 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The focus 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 coll ...more
Merriam
Mar 20, 2010 Merriam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book certainly doesn't have much of a plot. Somehow, it just drags, one random story after another about Anne's children that are quite similar to the sort of stories she has in all of her other books. If you have read much of Montgomery's work, you will recognize the recurring themes...and character. I can hardly tell the difference between her children! They are so similar, the same old cookie-cutter, stereotypical, imaginitive characters. I feel this book is the weakest in the Anne serie ...more
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911
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Other Books in the Series

Anne of Green Gables (10 books)
  • Before Green Gables
  • Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
  • Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
  • Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
  • Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, #7)
  • Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
  • The Blythes Are Quoted (Anne of Green Gables, #9)

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“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 lose itself in autumn. The birth...the bridal...the death...” 9 likes
“The dark hills, with the darker spruces marching over them, looked grim on early falling nights, but Ingleside bloomed with firelight and laughter, though the winds come in from the Atlantic singing of mournful things.

"Why isn't the wind happy, Mummy?" asked Walter one night.

"Because it is remembering all the sorrow of the world since it began," answered Anne.”
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