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The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set

(Anne of Green Gables #1-8)

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Favorites for nearly 100 years, these classic novels follow the adventures of the spirited redhead Anne Shirley, who comes to stay at Green Gables and wins the hearts of everyone she meets.

Includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside - the whole co
Paperback, Boxed Set, 2088 pages
Published October 6th 1998 by Starfire (first published January 1st 1908)
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I could only read your question because of Google translate. If you get the book in electronic form you could use Google translate to translate it for you a little at a time. It would be painful but is the only answer I would have. I hope you can read it.

يمكنني أن أقرأ فقط سؤالك بسبب جوجل ترجمة. إذا كنت تحصل على الكتاب في شكل إلكتروني يمكن استخدام مترجم جوجل لترجمة ذلك لك قليلا في وقت واحد. سيكون من المؤلم ولكن هو الجواب الوحيد الذي أود أن يكون. آمل أن تتمكن من قراءتها.

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Jun 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Spirited young girls, women who used to be spirited young girls and want to recapture that
Shelves: reread
1. Anne of Green Gables
The original, the classic. I feel like I know every word in this one but it was no less magical in its rereading.

2. Anne of Avonlea
It picks up nicely after the first one with Anne teaching school in Avonlea after Gilbert gives up his post for Anne so she may remain with Marilla and they might keep Green Gables. The arrival of Davy and Dora brings welcome levity after the sad ending of the previous book.

3. Anne of the Island
Still rooting for Gilbert. It was h
Jul 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Possibly the best series of all time. Truly charming and heartwarming, especially the scene where "Gilbert and Anne are embracing on the bridge" (for further enjoyment this can also be seen in the movie, especially if you are helping with the KVIE Channel 6 fundraiser).

Seriously though, if you enjoyed the movies (with the exception of the third movie which was horrible; I spit on it), I urge you to read these books. There is so much detail and other wonderful characters, like the twins Davey an
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONE
I estimate that I must have read this series at least fifteen or so times (and that is probably a rather conservative estimate at best), and actually do tend to read it at least once a year (sometimes even more than once if or rather when I need cheering and comfort). I love everything about the Anne of Green Gables series, and that actually tends to for the most part pertain to L.M. Montgomery's fiction in general. However, because her novels and short stories are such personal favourites, I ha ...more
Jun 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's unfortunate I didn't discover this series when I was a young girl. I was introduced to Anne (with an 'e') by the PBS Wonderworks series in the mid-80's... And NO, I was no longer a young girl then, but a married woman, I'm THAT Old!!!

So what I'm sayin' is... If you've never read the series... READ IT! Anne is enjoyable at any age. And if you haven't seen the PBS series... SEE IT! It's set in what's quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world, (Prince Edward Island) during a simpler
Jun 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
The greatest children's series of all time, in my opinion, and not just because she spells her name properly: A-N-N-E.

The amazing thing about this series is that almost every girl who has read it so strongly identifies with the main character - girls of completely different personalities. Everyone seems to find something to love about Anne of Green Gables: her love of reading, how he handles having red hair, her adventurous spirit, her constant muddling things. And don't even get me started on G
Sarah Stewart
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I dyed my hair red and went on a pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island and cried standing in front of Green Gables. I had deep discussions with one of the tour guides at one of the sites who had gotten her Ph.D in L.M. Montgomery's works and could hold my own because I had read them so many times. These are the books that started my plunge into love for the written word. Anne of the Island is my favorite, Anne of Green Gables is next and then Anne's House of Dreams.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so all books in the series are not equal--as time passed, Lucy Maud seemed to become more and more fond of ellipses and romantic descriptions--but I cannot overstate the impact these books had on me as a kid. "Anne of Green Gables" was even the inspiration for an independent study project I did in high school about the "girl's story" genre and its emphasis on orphans, self-made women, the moralizing influence of chicks, and how the seemingly-progressive virtues of intelligence, creativity, ...more
Oct 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how I made it through my childhood without reading Anne of Green Gables. But one winter while stuck indoors with my two young children during a very long Montreal winter, I read the whole series. It was like sunshine to my soul, and the images of Anne jumping on the bed not knowing frail little granny was lying on the covers, the image of her getting goose down all over her black dress while she was trying so hard to clean a pillow (or blanket?) and having her crush show up...I laug ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Precocious, ginger haired, freckle faced 11 year old Anne Shirly explodes into the lives of spinster Marilla and bachelor Matthew Cuthbert, owners of the farm Green Gables in Avonlea on Canada's Prince Edward Island.

The Cutheberts had sent away to the orphanage for a home boy to help aging Matthew with the farm, instead they got Anne who entered their lives like a whirlwind and just stayed there whirling! Anne attracts mishaps and mischief like a magnet but her inheren
Jul 11, 2012 rated it liked it
While I loved the early books, I really disliked books 5 and 6, which are about Anne as a full grown woman. I read the entire series as an 11-12 year old in the 90s and I just could not get over how disappointing her life ended up to me, given all the promise of her youth and how much she had overcome in her life. As the recent Ann Romney (faux-)controversy has rehashed, feminism doesn't necessarily mean you need to go out into the work force, and yes motherhood is a lovely thing, but I still ha ...more
Dec 21, 2007 added it
Shelves: books-i-own
I really have read pretty much everything by L.M. Montgomery, much to my eternal geekiness-- she was my absolute favorite author growing up, and I devoured everything the public library had to offer. Anne started it, of course, but the Emily books and The Blue Castle have become my favorites.

Anne, however, is very dear to my heart, and I shall not disparage it in the slightest. Rainbow Valley and Anne of Windy Poplars are probably my least favorites, but I know her heart wasn't really in them.
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok this is right now!! Of course I read every one of these years ago and loved them !!
Kerry & naomi
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paper, electronic
Note: This is a review of Anne's House of Dreams, not the entire set. I may get to that later...

I wanted to review Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery because of one line that affected me deeply the first time I read the book as a child, and that affects me deeply even now.

The Plot

Anne, whom we all know of Green Gables fame, finally marries Gilbert Blythe. Gilbert has graduated from medical school and the young couple will make their home at Four Winds, Prince Edward Island, where Gilbert
Kristin- Shabby Chic Reader
Mar 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Having seen the movies during my teenage years and having served a mission in Eastern Canada where the books were written, I finally sat down and read the books. I loved them! The tales and adventures of the orphan ,Anne, were full of humor and heartbreak. Some of the humor in the stories for me came from understanding the traditions and personalities of the Canadian Maritime people. These stories are so easy to relate to that everyone will enjoy reading the books. Note: The third movie is total ...more
Andrea Baker
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone - aged ten to eternity
Recommended to Andrea by: My Mom - bought me the series as part of a Birthday Present
An absolutely fantastic children's series, that should be read at least once by everyone, regardless of your age.

Follow little orphan Anne (don't forget the "e"!) as she joins brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their farm. They'd been expecting a boy, but got red haired Anne instead. Her honesty, personality and warmth spreads throughout her village as she grows, touching everyone that she meets.

If you've only read the first book - find out what you've missed. The others, as Ann
Stacy Jensen
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nothing is better for a girl than to read this series. Nothing! L.M Montgomery is one of those people I'm going to meet after I die. We would have been friends had I lived on Prince Edward Island in the late 1800s. I can read these books over and over again and meet my ten year old self. It was a rite of passage to introduce my daughter to the delightful Anne Shirley and all the beloved characters of Avonlea. I was not disappointed in her reaction. After reading Anne of Green Gables, Isabella cl ...more
May 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
The reasons I don't like Anne of Green Gables:
1. She has to spell her name with an e. (She is pretentious.)
2. She doesn't like her red hair (Unrealistic. Every red-head I have ever talked to loved their red hair)
3. She isn't very forgiving (It took her how long to forgive Gilbert? Even though she did worse things to him and he forgave her.)
4. The books don't have a driving plot. (They just wander and meander.)
Sierra Wilson
I can't believe I didn't read these books sooner! I adored them. Anne is such a unique, captivating character and I loved how themes of faith, family, and imagination were woven throughout the series in natural, believable ways. I will be reading and rereading these for years to come.
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must read for any Canadian girl. I use lines from this book all the time. When I am having a bad moment I think of Anne- " I am in the depths of despair"
Twila Newey
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Again, for my twelve year old self who loved these books and wore out their covers rereading.
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dear old world, you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.
- Anne of the Green Gables

Anne Shirley was my first introduction to the profound world of Classic Lit,
and she is my all-time favorite character and my best friend.
I am therefore rightfully dedicating my first Goodreads book review to her.

In this hectic world we live in, it is hard to keep track of the 'gold mines' in them.

News blurt out crimes, epidemic, scandals.
Life point out failures, shortcomings, dreariness.
We get pushed
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Just like "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." I am also so glad to live in a world where Anne Shirley exists. These novels are full of childhood innocence and optimism in the face of adversity.

While I highly recommend everyone to read the entire series these are my personal favorite books in the series: Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne's House of Dreams.
L.B. Scott
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved these books as a child. I think I read them all 3-4 times and I need to re-read them as an adult.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A favorite classic, worth a re-read for nostalgia's sake.
Sonja Brue
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved all these books as a girl!
Barbara Cook
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finished book #1, Anne of Green Gables.
Finished book numbers 2 and 3. Still delightful!
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to write about a book where an orphan girl grows up.

And I admit, that, on its own, doesn't sound like much.

And, she is talkative, ambitious, smart, willful, and imaginative. (and as someone pointed out has ADD).

There is nothing untold exciting that happens, and if you don't buy into loving Anne at the beginning you might find this a dull read, but she touched me, and I really wanted to know what would happen to her.

This is such a classic children's book, that I am surprised I haven't r
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. I have read them over and over again, and particularly liked to take them with me when traveling. Even if I forgot a book, these were some I could always find on the bookshelves of relatives. The story of orphaned Anne Shirley and the people in her world never fails to enchant and relax me. I frequently turned to these books for comfort after moving during the last part of my 7th grade year to a junior high full of unfriendly people. Thanks to L.M. Montgomery, I never felt as ...more
Nov 17, 2012 rated it liked it
After a lifetime of loving the movies I finally decided to read the books (thanks to my niece who was reading them at age seven....sad when I'm being outdone by the little ones....) And I'm glad I read them all. However - and I think this is the first time I've ever uttered this - I think I like the movies more than the books. Yep, true statement. The first book was fun - it made me giggle with Anne and her shenanigans. But the subsequent books just weren't as fun as I thought they would be. I d ...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

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)
  • Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
  • 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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