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Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables #4)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  38,882 ratings  ·  947 reviews
"Summerside penuh dengan klan Pringle, dan kabarnya mereka tak menyukaimu, Miss Shirley," kata Mrs. Braddock.

"Kenapa?" tanya Anne heran. "Aku sama sekali tak kenal mereka."

"Yah, sepupu ketiga mereka melamar menjadi kepala sekolah, tapi malah kau yang diangkat."

Kali ini, Anne datang ke Summerside, sebagai kepala sekolah menengah, terpisah jauh dari sang kekasih, Gilbert
Paperback, Indonesian edition, 424 pages
Published October 2009 by Qanita (first published 1936)
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I loved this one. I think at the beginning I was a little skeptical, especially since Montgomery kept omitting the parts where Anne "had the right pen" to write love letters to Gilbert. I wanted to READ Anne's love letters!

But for all that, I loved the characters in this book. Rebecca Dew cracked me up, as did Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty, with their buttermilk secrets; Dusty Miller the cat; Katherine Brooke; Nora Nelson and Jim Wilcox; little Elizabeth; Cyrus Taylor (oh, but that was a hilarious e
Oct 20, 2008 Tiffany rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anne fans
Shelves: fiction
In a word....disappointing. It was good enough to finish. but it took 2 or 3 weeks to get through. This is a good indication of my interest level, because really great books keep me up at night until I finish them. This one....not so much.

I didn't care for the style--half letters from Anne to Gilbert, and half third-person, with no good reason to switch back and forth between the two. There are a ton of new characters, but the sheer volume precludes any satisfying character development. Anne see
Please someone tell me if I'm crazy....Did Anne Shirley and a student named Lewis meet with a ghost, take a picture of him, and then when they found out he was a ghost, they took in total stride and gave the picture to his father?

Did that seriously happen in this book? Or did some of my pages have LSD on them?
After reading Anne of the Island, my favorite book in the Anne series, Anne of Windy Poplars always seems to fall a little flat for me.
Anne and Gilbert are engaged and while Gilbert is off at medical school, Anne has taken a job as principal at Summerside High School.
Much of this book is made up of letters from Anne to Gilbert. I just wish there was more of Gilbert in this story like maybe some of his letters to Anne. L.M. Montgomery rarely wrote much from the hero's side in her books, something
کسالتآور بود خیلی.
و سوال: چرا هر لفظ عاشقانهی آنی به گیلبرت رو سانسور کردهبودن؟ -_- «برایت بوسه میفرستم» رو تبدیل کردهبودن به «برایت ... میفرستم.» . همین رو تعمیم بدید به سایر بخشهای عاشقانهی کتاب. -_-
و این که اونقدر کاراکترها گذرا بودن که آدم نمیتونست بشناسدشون اصلاً. توی ذهن نمیموندن هیچکدوم؛ برخلاف کتابهای قبلی.
I thought this one was going to be pretty lame from the very boring letters "to Gilbert" which it begins with. Once those were mostly over the book was more delightful than the last one. The story of the sulking Mr. Cyrus Taylor was fabulous.

Although they were funny, there were too many ill-humored cranks in this book...are there really that many in a small population? The book seemed more like a sort-of inter-related series of short stories than a plotted novel, but they stories were fun, so i

Ok, I have loved all of the books in this series so far, however, this one was a shall I say this - eh. That's what it was. Eh.

Anne writes lots of letters to Gilbert, but we never get to see any letters that Gil writes to her. Also, lots of new characters are introduced in this book and I wonder how on earth Anne is going to keep up with all these people.

Also, Anne has officially turned into the perfect person who changes the life of everyone she meets. Honestly, does this woman hav
As much as I enjoy the original Anne of Green Gables , this and Anne of the Island are probably my favorites in the series. Anne's grown up, still both stubborn and dreamy, and I find it easier to read her stories at this stage of her life than when she was a small child. For similar reasons, I'm not as fond of the later books in this series, where Anne becomes a flatter, duller character, and then eventually fades to the background, letting her children's stories come to the fore-front. This ...more
Anne has morphed into Mary Sue. In other news, bears shit in the woods.

I'm beginning to believe that LM Montgomery wrote the Anne books as an escapist fantasy for herself, as Anne is so utterly impossible a creature - with Anne's background, she would be permanently damaged psychologically, and this happy horseshit of "Oh, [insert name here]! Isn't [insert random natural phenomenon here] wonderful? Isn't it splendid to know that tomorrow will always come?" is simply unbelievable.

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Years ago in my early teens I voraciously read the first 3 Anne books and was ready to devour the rest of the series. But this particular book was not available in the library. I couldn't bear to skip a book, so I stopped, intending to begin again when I laid my hands on this book. Years went by and finishing the series dropped in priority. But recently, I decided to pick up the series again on my kindle. Well 2 books are missing from the audio series due to copyright laws, and once again I almo ...more
Lydia Presley
My memory of Anne of Windy Poplars is.. non-existent. It's been so long since I've read the books and I see the PBS movies (which are wonderful in their own right) once or twice throughout the year, so it's easy to forget that Anne of Avonlea (the movie edition) is a mix-match of several books in the series.

In Anne of Windy Poplars the dreaded Pringles make their appearance. And it's oh so much more than the movie shows. They are so dreadful, each and every one of them, but everything else is an
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Anne Shirley has graduated from college and has signed on as Principal of a school in Summerside, across the island from her beloved Green Gables. Once again she needs to make friends, and convert the potential enemies of the town who begrudge this young woman her responsible position.

I love Anne – who wouldn’t, she’s so optimistic, kind and straightforward. I was pleased to see that the book opens as a letter from Anne to Gilbert, and I was looking forward to an epistolary novel. However, Montg
Terri (Reading By Starlight)
This is the last book for my Anne of Green Gables read through. Here, Anne and Gilbert are engaged but separated for three years while Gilbert does medical school. Anne has taken the position of Principal at a high school, much to the chagrin of a powerful family in the community.

I was surprised how much of the book plot had been changed for the 1980s movie adaptation. I know that a lot of times, they take creative license, but a lot was different here. (No awkward romance between Anne and the l
Most of the beginning of the book is written in the form of letters to Gilbert, and I didn't quite like it. Oh...Sudden thought: I suppose people who steam other people's mail to read the contents would have appreciated this seeing as it's a free peek into other people's private letters, but in this case the thrill is kind of non-existent because there isn't any challenge anymore, and frankly, try as she may to be interesting, her letters are not. Thus, I'd recommend this as a very good hypnotic ...more
Seo Woo
"Anne of Windy Willows" is the fourth book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. In this book, Anne Shirley moves to Windy Willows to be a new principal of the school. However, the school is owned by the family Pringles. The Pringles family is the most populated family in Windy Willows, and they have control over everything. But, the Pringles are far away from what you'd expect from the leaders of the Windy Willows. They're evil, mean, cruel and everything opposite from the word "nice". They don ...more
As much as I enjoyed this book, I feel like it's lost some of its shine from the original book Anne of Green Gables, just because Diana Barry is now Diana Wright and is no longer playing one of the largest roles in the book.
I really enjoyed reading the letters that Anne sent to Gilbert.
I found that Anne is always having to deal with the troubles of others. Like marriages. I remember reading at least four situations in which they were couples in need of someone like Anne to mediate a problem. I
Thank goodness I got word just in time that my digital edition from Kindle doesn't include books 4 and 6 (no clue why). Since I was three books in and I'm guessing that post-move it will be months before I ever see my hard copy again I went ahead and shelled out the $5ish bucks for a copy. Well-played, Amazon, you bastards.

So glad I didn't miss this installment of Anne's letters to Gilbert interspersed with her life at Windy Poplars - lots of wonderful characters to be found in Anne's home of t
The best bits were the love letters that were "omitted" from the books - so much scope for the imagination!
Aug 12, 2015 Lela rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys happiness
I think it would be the quintessence of my existence to meet Anne Shirley. I simply adore her. These books are my favorite series I have ever read. They're so comforting and happy and never dull for a minute. I was sad that Gilbert was so seldom in this book even though they're now engaged. I look forward to them being married because then he simply must be a prominent character! But aside from that, I've no complaints to speak of.

Montgomery's style is episodic, but this book particularly feels
This was so much better than I expected! The majority of the story was told in Anne's letters to Gilbert, though any part that was a love letter was omitted. I loved so many of the characters in this one, Rebecca Dew, Jen Pringle (who is ever so much different in the book!), Pauline and Mrs. Gibson (I actually grew to like the old Mrs. Gibson, Gerald and Geraldine (Terrible children, though amusing), and especially Minerva Tomgallon, the woman who talks more than Anne and has ever so many storie ...more
Nancy Ellis
Anne now has her B.A. and has a job as principal and teacher at Summerside High School while Gilbert completes medical school over the next three years. She lives at Windy Poplars with two widows, the maid Rebecca Dew, and cat Dusty Miller. Numerous delightful characters fill the story, and Anne, as always, wins everyone's heart and makes their lives better. At the end, she returns to Green Gables to prepare for her wedding. These are so beautifully written, you can't resist their charms no matt ...more
Out of all the Anne books, I feel as though I have connected to this one the most, which was initially a surprising revelation. It took my a long time to get past the first chapter. Once I finished that first chapter though, I found myself enthralled by what I considered a series of character vignettes, interspersed with Anne's letters to Gilbert. The writing was entirely charming and the character portraits delightful.

My only disappointment was that I did not hear any of Gilbert's voice in the
It saddens me that I'm rating this book only 3/5. I love L.M. Montgomery's work, and easily have rated the first 3 books of Anne of Green Gables 4-5 stars out of 5. However, this book did not live up to the previous books. I suppose that was to be expected considering that this book was written 20 or so years after book 3, but still nonetheless is a disappointment. The writing style of Anne of Windy Poplars is just as good as the other books, but the characterization, not so much. In previous bo ...more
After the first twenty pages of this book, I promptly remembered why I'd never made it to the fifth installment of this series in my previous readings. Not wanting to skip Windy Poplars altogether, I found an audio recording of it online and listened to it in the background. It vastly improved my experience.

Ask some readers, and the huge store of characters Montgomery had running around in her head is the greatest attribute of this series. Ask others, and it's her greatest flaw. I tend to fall
Mia Queen
Buku pertama yang selesai di bulan Januari nih..

Serial ke 4 dari nona Anne Shirley, Anne masih tetap menjadi gadis manis kesayangan semua belah pihak, kecuali keluarga Pringle. Tapi seperti biasa dengan keceriaannya, bahkan keluarga Pringlepun menyukai Anne.

Tidak banyak yang bisa diceritakan dari Anne of Windy Poplars ini, bahkan bagaimana Anne menjadi kepala sekolah juga tidak dijelaskan dengan detail. Hanya ada kejadian-kejadian menarik seputar Windy Poplars, kisah cinta beberapa gadis dan El
Georgiana 1792
There was always something about Anne Shirley's eyes when she said "please" that people found hard to resist

Mentre per quanto concerne il secondo episodio di Anne, l'impressione che sia un romanzo interlocutorio, un romanzo di raccordo è solo un'impressione, Anne of Windy Poplars lo è realmente. Scritto nel 1936, 21 anni dopo Anne of the Island, che lo precede, e 19 anni dopo Anne's House of Dreams, che "segue", questo romanzo serve solo a riempire i tre anni in cui Anne e Gilbert sono separati
This is my least favorite of the Anne books. Boring. Disjointed, a series of letters. Having now read the entire Anne of Green Gables series, I summarize each book below.

My rating for the Anne of GG series:
Anne of Green Gables -- 5 stars (Spunky, lonely, orphan Anne, with a heart the size of Canada and imagination to match, is adopted by Matthew and Marilla at Green Gables farm on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada). This first book spans Anne's adolescence, from 11-16. She meets Gilbert
Kaylee Wright
Ok I'm reading this book and on page 127. I really just want to get over the book but I know that I'll miss something so I won't. But I really wish that you knew what was going on with Gilbert, Diana, Marilla, and the twins!!! HELLO!!! Everybody LOVES Anne! So why don't they show that! And I HATE that the book skips over the summer part!! That's what I was looking forward too when I started reading. Thats the good part where she sees Gilbert! And of course Diana and Marilla and the twins!!! And ...more
Laura Cushing
Note to self: Never read an book in a webbrowser again. I read this on my kindle thru one of the free public domain book sites because I couldn't find it in ebook format and man was it a chore. I couldn't bookmark it so I had to scroll every time I picked it back up again, hunting my place.

That being said, the book itself covers chronologically the time that Gilbert was in medical school and he and Anne wrote letters back and forth to each other. Somewhat disappointingly, you only get to read A
It was just too neat and pretty. As usual, I loved Montgomery's characters, but it was really just a book of stories, which really could have been told in almost any order. There was no story developed, no one changed, unless it was suddenly, and Anne was just too perfect through the whole thing. One of the things I loved about Anne in the other books was that she was genuinely human. She had actual failings, there were people who actually disliked her, and people she actually disliked. In this ...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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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's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
  • Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, #7)
  • Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
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