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Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3)

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This is the continuing story of Anne Shirley in the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne leaves her family and her work as a teach in Avonlea to attend Remond College for four years. At first, she lives in a boardinghouse, but later shares a house with her old friends from Queen's, Priscilla and Stella, her new friend Philippa, and Stella's Aunt Jamesina, wh ...more
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Published January 1st 1915 by ebooksonthe.net
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Jo
"In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faery lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilor, to the land of Hearts Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal."


Dear Lucy Maud,

Thank you.
Love,
Jo.




Dear Manchester,






Anne says hi.

Hope you’re well.
Jo.



Gilbert,
[Censored]

Always,
J.


Mrs Gardner,
You called your son Royal?
ROYAL?
What is wro
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Becky
Montgomery, L.M. 1915. Anne of the Island.

"Harvest is ended and summer is gone," quoted Anne Shirley, gazing across the shorn fields dreamily.

I don't know if there are enough words to describe how I feel about Anne of the Island. It is one of the most magically, wonderful, giddy-making, purely-delightful, satisfying books I've ever read...and reread...and reread. Reading this book makes all the world seem right. (At least during the reading process.) It picks up shortly after where Anne of Avonl
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Chelsea
My sentimental favorite of the Anne series. I always thought college was going to be just like that - my best friends, a cute little house in a great neighborhood, and my childhood friend, madly in love with me. Anne is one of my favorite literary heroines, and I liked her transition between girlhood and adulthood. She's grown out of classic Anne of Green Gables, but she's still the same person.

I must have read this book 30 times, and it never gets any less fun. It's one of my top 5 comfort book
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Colleen Martin
This was pretty disappointing. Lucy Maud spends WAY too much time describing unimportant incidentals, like when Anne spends a summer teaching in Valley Road (I had to Google the name of the town because I couldn't for the life of me remember it, so what's that tell you about how riveting the chapter was?). It had absolutely no relevance to the story and the only thing I recall about it was that the woman driving the cart was flat-out obnoxious. "Jog along, black mare!" Ugh, it's like fingernails ...more
Megan Larson
When I get to heaven, I want to meet Lucy Maud Montgomery! What insight the woman had, and what depth. I loved the first book for its tenderness and vitality, the second for its insight and humor. This book had all of those things, but added something more--tremendous depth. I believe the theme of this book is maturity, and the old characters as well as some new ones gain and display this quality without making the book at all dry or humorless--it is quite the opposite. Of course, there are othe ...more
Anita
It's a sad reminder how times change when you approach the bookstore with a gleam in your eye of rediscovering a childhood favorite only to find that they no longer carry it. That was my recent experience where instead of finding Laura Ingalls Wilder and L.M. Montgomery I found vampires, sorcery, and scantily clad teenagers glaring at me from overly bright and shiny bookcovers.
I will not claim that the Anne series is monumental fiction but it was too me. I wonder if youth today are getting in th
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Audio book performed by Susan O’Malley

In book three of the series, Anne Shirley goes away to Redmond College, along with Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane. She rooms with her old friend Prissy Grant, and a new friend Philippa Gordon. College life has some surprises in store for Anne, including more than one marriage proposal and a possible new career as a writer.

I never read these books as a child, but I am certainly enjoying them now. Anne is a marvelously engaging character – intelligent, naï
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Laura
I fell in love with Anne of Prince Edward Island when I was 13. I remember that summer vividly. I brought home each book in the series from the library and read them avidly. Anne and her simple troubles were such a contrast to my divorcing/fighting parents.

I was looking for a way to avoid my summer/homework reading (an assignment from our principal) when I spotted an Anne book on my classroom bookshelf. I snarfed it up.

I was once told that the definition of a classic novel was a book which could
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JoLee
In Anne of the Island Anne goes to college. What I found really interesting about this book is how similar Anne's experiences at college were to my own almost 100 years later. Anne lives with a group of roommates who are her good friends. She studies and dates. She, of course, has a live-in chaperon, which I did not. One thing that bugged me about this book is how many proposals Anne gets and rejects. Sure, Anne Shirley is great and all, but must every guy like her? I kind of wish that there had ...more
Thom Swennes
“The joy of housekeeping without the bother of a husband…” How quaint! How delightful, naive and refreshing! Anne of the Island (1915) by the Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) is a surprisingly bright story. Anne Shirley, an orphan of moderate means, attends a university and experiences the trials, joys and tribulations of school life with a few close classmates. The narrative gives the reader a picture of life, from the outside looking in through a crystal clear window of detachm ...more
Melody
When I first joined GoodReads, I went through and marked a lot of childhood favorites with the number of stars I remembered them earning from me. I reflexively marked all the Anne books with lots of stars. I've long had a soft spot for Anne, and I know I read this series several times as a kid. Had you asked me last month, I would have professed to loving the entire series. Then I embarked on a project to revisit them, and oh how sorry I am that I did. The first book was a delight. The second, n ...more
miaaa
Pernah ada yang bilang, paling tidak enak jadi anak tengah.

Anak tertua selalu menjadi pusat perhatian. Orang tua biasanya menuntut tanggungjawab, semacam supervisor kali yah, untuk adik-adiknya. Dan dalam beberapa kasus nilai pelajaran dan pencapaian lain, dijadikan standar yang harus dilewati oleh adik-adiknya.

Anak bungsu menjadi pusat perhatian untuk alasan berbeda. Lahir paling akhir, bungsu cenderung menjadi always be the baby of the family. Setiap orang berusaha membantu, melindungi bahkan
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Amanda
I read this entire one last night, staying up much too late -- what is summer for, if not that? I just had to find out what happens with Anne and Gilbert, and whether or not he recovers from typhoid. Not that I didn't know -- but it's the experience, after all. Again, I was adult-impressed with Montgomery's ability to transform life stages into Anne's life, college in this case, and to transform even her idealism into something so much more beautiful in real life. College is really a bubble time ...more
Sarah
This has always been one of my favourites in the Anne series. I read it again recently and found it enjoyable as ever, although several things about it are highly irritating.

1. I find Anne's obsession with putting flowers on people's graves a bit MUCH. She seems to devote countless hours of her life to making pilgrimages the graves of every last dead person she has ever known OR EVEN HEARD ABOUT on the anniversary of their death to leave a bunch of freshly-picked flowers. Find some less morbid
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Kirsten
"Anne of the Island" is a realistic fiction, 245 page, 12 font novel. First off, this is the third book of the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne, the main character is from a small island in Canada; Avonlea. However, she chooses to go about reaching for her dreams and goes to a college in mainland Canada. She isn't the only one from the island going on this journey though, two of her schoolmate friends go with her. The two boys both take a fancy to her but she turns down an engagement from one, ...more
Kathleen
3.75 stars, rounded up. 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 Blythe, cracking a slate over his head when he calls her "Carr
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nila
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Sylvia
Book three!

Kehidupan kampus

Buku ketiga ini menceritakan kehidupan Anne selama belajar di kampus. Pengalaman dia datang ke suatu tempat, sebagai anak baru, kikuk gak tau harus ngapain, digambarin dengan asik. Untungnya Anne ada temennya Priscilla, jadi masih ada temen grogi. Trus mereka kost di sebuah rumah yang pemiliknya gila bantal. Dimana-mana bantal, tapi nggak boleh didudukin! Stress gak sih? Lalu mereka nemu rumah yg asik buat di kontrak rame-rame, dan pindahlah Anne, Pris, Stella (temenny
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Alexandra
This story makes me cry in appreciation of beauty every time I read it...and I've read it a lot of times. Only recently I read it right after losing a huge student council election that I'd been looking forward to for years, and a girl I was sure couldn't win had just taken my spot on the council. I was crying my eyes out, I felt dehydrated and dry but I sat down to read the end of this book, hoping that it would help me out emotionally wise. By the end I had stopped crying about losing and shed ...more
Heather
I just melt with happiness whenever I read a book from this series. Sounds corny, I know, but it's so true! No other characters warm my heart quite the way Anne and the rest of the beloved characters from Avonlea do. This particular book was especially gratifying and had me shedding some happy tears at the end of it. Those of you who've read it know what I'm talking about! Can I just say "woohoooo!!" :D

This series is my ultimate feel-good, gives-ya-the-warm-fuzzies kinda comfort reading. It doe
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Degeorgetown
After this book the series has lost its charm, I don't think I'll read any of the other books. This wasn't exactly a bad book... just kind of tedious. It takes place over 3 years and goes between Anne being at college and at Green Gables.

The best part: Anne and Gilbert finally get together!

The good part: It's fun to see Anne and her friends making a home out of Patty's place, even if her new friend Phil is extremely annoying.

The bad part: Davy is still disturbing to read about. He cries because
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Angelica
L.M. Montgomery's irrepressible red-headed heroine, Anne Shirley - she of the high ideals, fiery temper, and elfin beauty - returns in this third volume devoted to her adventures, first published in 1915, and following upon the initial Anne of Green Gables (1908), and its first sequel, Anne of Avonlea (1909). Picking up one week after the events of the preceding book, Anne of the Island is the story of Anne's four years at Redmond College, and follows her as she leaves the island - Prince Edward ...more
Cecily
There are certain books you read so many times that you could almost recite them from memory. This is one of those for me. I just picked it up the other day and zipped through it on a whim. It had been a few years.

This read was kind of interesting for me because I'm now a lot older than Anne and I've done the college thing and blah blah blah. And I've gotten to the point where I can actually see some of Anne's flaws as a person, which is rather uncomfortable, actually. She used to be the epitome
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Rebecca
I'm happy for the end. I won't continue the series. I'm done here.
Eman
Alright.. Anne, Gilbert, and the whole gang are officially grownups. This book was OK overall but included some carried-forward nonsense from Anne of Avonlea and more new nonsense. I've never took Anne for a heartbreaker or a player, or that she would mislead someone for TWO YEARS into a relationship.. And the justification? She was not certain of her feelings. Well, everyone knew whom Anne loved except Anne herself. How genius! Davy's "I want to know" and Mrs. Skinner's "Jog along, black mare" ...more
Jessica Donaghy
Impulse re-read of my favorite Anne book. A throwback to the good old days when "New Adult" was just...you know...fiction.
Manju
I liked Anne more when she was a kid.. I enjoyed the last part a lot..

Good book.. enjoyed it..
Lady
Here is this book distilled into one sentence:

"'Blah blah blah BLAH BLAH blah BLAH,' said Anne dreamily."
Arghavan
من رو یاد «وقتی پتی به دانشکده میرفت» و سایر کتابهای دانشکدهطورِ جین وبستر مینداخت خیلی. ...more
Jane Greensmith
My favorite of the Anne books!
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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)
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