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Anne La De Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #6)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  37,722 Ratings  ·  764 Reviews
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 May Maria visiting-and wearing out her welcome-Anne's life is full to busting.
Still, Mrs. Doctor can't think of any place she'd rather be than her own beloved Ingleside. Until the day she begins to worry that her adored Gilbert doesn't lover he
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Paperback, 379 pages
Published 1999 by Emecé (first published 1939)
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treehugger
May 21, 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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April (Aprilius Maximus)
I'm sad to say that I'm done with this series. Where has Anne gone? I wanted her to evolve into a badass feminist who stopped stereotyping and was progressive, not someone who gave up on her dreams to become a housewife. I was also enraged in the first chapter by the negativity surrounding Diana's weight (who weighs the same as me) and how this made me feel. Each sequel has let me down and I wish I had stopped after book one because it is truly the only treasure in the series. Many of the subseq ...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
Laurence
Jul 21, 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
Rosalba
Dec 06, 2011 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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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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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
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
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.
Jill
Jun 19, 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 ;)
Naomi Sarah
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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Shelley
Oct 28, 2009 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
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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Elinor  Loredan
Nov 16, 2010 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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Elizabeth
Feb 10, 2008 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.
Penelope
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!
Elizabeth
I adore these chronicles of the early Ingleside years. I love sweet little Walter and Nan and Jem and oh how my heart breaks for little Di is is betrayed by backstabbing little "friends."
Arghavan
Nov 22, 2013 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
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?
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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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.
Marklessgirl
I started this book some time last year but I hated the beginning and quit and I tried again and..... quit and then...... This time I skipped the beginning and I made it! Sort of but not really spoilers ahead:
My problems:
I feel like the characters changed at lot, Anne was the closest to staying the same but it was not. (I do know that in the beginning of the Anne books the L.M. Montgomery was not planning on making all of the books so that could be why?)
I feel too like this book was kind of sexi
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Anjana
After the previous Anne books this one seems quite flat . Anne has been domesticated . The romance the imaginative Green Gables girl used to create is somehow missing . Though the author tried to compensate that with the children's imagination , yet that magic is not there.
Here Anne seems to go through the middle age crisis. Though she came out of it , yet it did not suit her .
So I think this book is rather disappointing .
Leslie
Oct 19, 2014 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, classics, women
It's so strange to reread these books and realize for the first time that this is a likely source of my childhood piety and Christian devotion. (I was really into church as a kid, surprisingly so for my churchgoing but not zealous family.) The moral universe of the Anne of Green Gables books is so simple, and the rules for a good life so appealingly straightforward (roughly: love God and nature, be imaginative, do your duty, don't be cruel - although gentle judgment of others' faults is permitte ...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
Jeanette
Jul 15, 2013 Jeanette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
In Anne of Ingleside we see Anne as wife and mother of six lively, imaginative children (though wee little Joyce is not forgotten). While I have seen some mixed reviews, my daughter and I enjoyed this book which is as much about the adventures of Anne's children (with the exception of Shirley perhaps) as about Anne herself. There are some truly hilarious moments - as when Gilbert's Aunt Mary Maria,after overstaying her welcome for months, is finally induced to leave. Funerals and gossip also see ...more
Iolanda
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 Gilbert for forgetting their wedding anniversary and seething with jealousy over his attention toward Christine instead at dinner one night was so funny–– and then really adorable and cute when Gil assured Anne that she was everything to him, and that he was distracted with worry ...more
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
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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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 (9 books)
  • 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)
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