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Anne of the Island

(Anne of Green Gables #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  124,710 ratings  ·  3,486 reviews
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and her frivolous new friend Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises . . . including a ...more
Paperback, Special Collector's Edition, 272 pages
Published November 1st 1983 by Bantam Books (first published 1915)
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I know a lot of people are still waiting for their Hogwarts letter, and thats fine and all, but Im still over here waiting for my formal invitation to attend college with Anne and Gilbert and Philippa and the gang.

Im sure it just got lost in the mail.

I adored Anne of Green Gables (in spite of the fact that I read it for the first time at 21 years old, on a whim, having no intention of reading it beforehand and, in fact, only having a copy at all because it was very pretty and Im very
Miranda Reads
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Now this is the college life I longed for

Anne Shirley is about to do the unthinkable - postpone marriage and attend off to Redmond College. She still plans to get married, but only after her education.

She's found a darling house to rent with Prissy Grant (from Avonlea) and Phillipa Gordon (from Redmond). And now, her life will begin.

I loved the feel of this one - the hopeful wondering, the exciting change of scenery and the true friendships she finds. However. I do have a few issues with the
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I love Anne and I love Gilbert and I love everyone and I love these books.

Following Anne's story has made me SO HAPPY it's just so lovely and I can't deal with how good this series is.

Anne at college and all her adventures are so lovely. <3

I have no other words besides that I love these books.
April (Aprilius Maximus)
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
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Ah . . . more comfort food in the form of a book.


After an eventful summer, changes are in store for Anne as she prepares to leave Avonlea for Redmond College.

Anne dressed in the cheerless gray dawn, for an early start was necessary to catch the boat train; she struggled against the tears that would well up in her eyes in spite of herself. She was leaving the home that was so dear to her, and something told her that she was leaving it forever, same as a holiday refuge. Things would never be the
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I forgot how much I absolutely adore this one!
Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
"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.

Dear Manchester,

Anne says hi.

Hope youre well.



Mrs Gardner,
You called your son Royal?
What is
Rebecca McNutt
Interesting fact I learned recently - L.M. Montgomery studied at my school, Dalhousie University, in the late 1800's. I guess Dal here has had some pretty interesting people study on its campus. Kind of eerie (not in a bad way) to think of someone studying here over a hundred years ago like that.

Anne of the Island is one of several in the Anne of Green Gables series which I hadn't yet read, and it's a really great one. Anne is leaving for Redmond College in Nova Scotia, something which takes her
Ahmad Sharabiani
Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne Shirley. Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و پنجم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادی
عنوان: آنی شرلی در جزیره - کتاب سوم نویسنده: ال.ام. مونتگمری
Holy crap, do you guys know what this is?! Its a New Adult book that was written ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO! (Seriously, thats what this is!) I had no idea this sub-genre existed back then, lol!

College? Check. Relationship drama and angst? Check. Sassy, funny girlfriend? Check. Handsome, cocky love interest? Che Wait, NO. No, no, nope! Move over all you hot, arrogant assholes, cuz Gilbert Blythe blows ALL of you out of the fricken water!

I totally loved this. LOVED. THIS.

Love love love love love :)

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :D :D :D :D

I loved this book SOOOOO much!! Probably as much as the first book, if not maybe even a little bit more! :)) It was really hard at first to determine which one I liked better, but I think I like Anne of the Island more since she just starts college and all ^_^ I felt like I could relate to her and the things she went through more in this book. There were so many little, tiny things that I enjoyed about this book, but the main thing I loved....(I think you can guess
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Julie  Durnell
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, reread
Splendidly delightful! This is not quite the same Anne we first met in Green Gables but a maturing and horizons-broadened Anne. The new characters she meets while away at college add depth to the ongoing story; but her connections to Avonlea remain ever strong. I love Davy's letters describing his many plights. I positively love these books even more as an adult now!
Laurence R.
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anne is a little older and goes to school at Redmont with her friend, Prissy. Along the way they meet Phillippa Gordon (who may be my favorite character so far in the series, I mean besides Anne of course!). Phil, Prissy, and Anne find a house to let -- quaint and practically perfect. The house is called Patty's Place and they all soon move in. They find themselves with three cats- a fireplace, and imagination which makes for a lovely setting. Anne is trying to figure out what love is and how ...more
I absolutely do love love love Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, and indeed, especially the third book, in particular her Anne of the Island is and always will be a total favourite, and yes, a very special and personal favourite that I have in fact and actually read more than ANY of the other series books, including the first novel, including Anne of Green Gables (with my conservative guesstimate being that my reading amount for Anne of Green Gables is probably around ten times ...more
this book is just anne getting proposed to by 36473 different guys and her being like yall hear sumn??? before it finally takes gilbert almost dying for her to realize shes only ever wanted one mans and that mans is gilbert ...more
Good Lord! It was extremely trying to get through this one. I think it's safe to say I've had enough Anne for the time being. There were still elements that I liked in this book, but I had some major issues with Anne herself here.

What a blind idiot! You had the tingly feelings for Gilbert in the past and just brushed them off as nothing. In my experience, that tingly feeling doesn't evaporate. Every time you see that person, it grows and grows until eventually something needs to be done about it
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 ...more
Lisa Wolf
So sweet! Loved this one.
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is going to be short and sweet. As with the previous two books, I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the story of Anne Shirleys life. Here, we see Anne attending college and fighting against the assumptions of others regarding her love life. She makes new friends and a new home and watches as old friends and Green Gables begin to change. Its hard growing up and seeing that life doesnt stay the same, and Anne struggles with this. She also struggles with her love life. Theres a bit of a ...more
Ashley Daviau
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books honestly make me so happy. Anne is one of my all time favourite characters, Ive grown to care for her so much and I get so absorbed reading about her life. And now that Im older I relate so much more to what she starts going through as an adult, it really makes rereading these books a pleasure! ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Anne Shirley goes to Redmond, makes friends, discovers boys are A Thing, and returns to Green Gables and Avonlea which she is startled to realize no longer feel quite like home.

Every time I try to approach these books logically to provide a thorough critique and commentary on them, my soul cries out and I'm left clutching fistfuls of tears shouting about my childhood. There's something so intrinsically linked to who I was when I first read them that I can't separate myself from them.

It's just
Apr 24, 2010 rated it liked it
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
The Book Queen
PERFECT. This book is my favourite in the series, if only for that ending. I fangirl-squee every time I read it, and I never fangirl-squee.

P.S. I love Anne and Gilbert together and Gilbert is wonderful
I loved going away to college with Anne. Her life there with her friends at Patty's Place just exudes charm and cozy-feelings. Of course, I was thrilled with the happily-ever-after, while completely relating to Anne's nostalgia about days gone by. I think Anne, and myself, needed the reminder that even when it's sad to leave the former things behind, there are always good things to come. Anne is such an indescribably charismatic character, one that is sincere and lovely to be around. The ...more
m a r y l i z
"I don't want sunbursts and marble halls. I just want you."

Just going to say right up front: absolutely none of the books in this series can come close to the beauty of the first Anne book. It's a slice of magical, golden childhood and I will defend that book with my life. :')

Secondly: I've literally been shipping Anne & Gilbert since before I even knew shipping was a thing. And they fINALLY have their Moment!!!

"There was nobody else--there never could be anybody else for me but you. I've
Paul E. Morph
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume of Annes life covers her years at Redmond College earning her B.A. Despite this, its far more concerned with her love life and the lives of her friends, both old and new, than her studies.

Yes, its predictable (theres an attempted fake-out towards the end that fails to be in any way convincing) and a little bit twee (most Anne fans wouldnt have it any other way, of course) but its also very funny and devastatingly sad in places. For all its faults, this may be my favourite Anne book
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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 Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
  • Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
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