Anne of Green Gables Series

(Anne Shirley Series)

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a collection of novels, essays, short stories, and poetry beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables series written primarily for girls and young women, about a girl named Anne Shirley. The books follow the course of Anne's life. It is set principally on Canada's Prince Edward Island, Montgomery's birthplace and home for much of her life.
In 2012, the original novel Anne of Green Gables was ranked number nine among all-time best children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with primarily U.S. audience. The British public ranked it number 41 among all novels in The Big Read, a 2003 BBC survey to determine the “nation's best-loved novel.” 
Excerpted from Lucy Maud Montgomery on Wikipedia.

Anne of Green Gables Series

person AuthorLucy Maud Montgomery
language CountryCanada
api GenreChildren's Literature, Bildungsromans, Adventure 
copyright CopyrightPublic domain in the United States.
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auto_stories Read onlineI. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES SERIES
1. Anne of Green Gables
--Read  by Karen Savage--
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children's novel since the mid-20th century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of 11 year old orphan girl Anne Shirley sent by mistake to two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has been translated into at least 36 languages and has sold more than 50 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books worldwide.

2. Anne of Avonlea
--Read  by Karen Savage--
Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.

3. Anne of the Island
--Read  by Karen Savage--
Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series. In the book, Anne leaves Green Gables for the first time to go to Redmond College to get a bachelor's degree in art at the age of 18.
The book was published in 1915, after the first two books. On top of that, Anne's growth is reflected in the book's title. She finds herself recognizing Prince Edward Island as her true home when studying away from the Island, particularly when visiting the site where she was born. She has stated several times that she is not a "Bluenose", as individuals born in Nova Scotia are known, and that she is a true Islander.

4. Anne's House of Dreams
--Read  by Karen Savage--
Anne's story continues with her marriage to Gilbert and their years in the House of Dreams.

5. Rainbow Valley
--Read  by Karen Savage--
While Anne Shirley was the main protagonist of the previous books, this novel focuses more on her six children and their interactions with the children of Anne's new neighbour, Presbyterian minister John Meredith. 

6. Rilla of Ingleside
--Read  by Karen Savage--
This is the final book in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series. Set during World War I, it shows the courage and endurance of the sisters, mothers and wives left to tend the home front. The main focus of the book is on Anne and Gilbert’s youngest daughter, Rilla.
Rilla of Ingleside is the only Canadian novel written from a woman's perspective about the First World War by a contemporary. The novel is also groundbreaking as it is one of the first non-Australian texts to mention the Gallipoli campaign and the sacrifice made by the ANZACs.
At some point after Montgomery's death in 1942, publishers quietly trimmed Rilla of Ingleside of a few thousand words, removing among other things passages containing historically accurate but now offensive anti-German sentiment. The trimmed version was the only available "in print" version for decades, until a new, restored and annotated edition of Rilla of Ingleside, edited by Benjamin Lefebvre (editor of Montgomery's The Blythes Are Quoted) and Andrea McKenzie, was published by Viking Canada in October 2010.

7. Anne of Windy Poplars
--Still be under copyright--

8. Anne of Ingleside
--Still be under copyright--

9. The Blythes Are Quoted
--Still be under copyright--
Was submitted to publisher the day of her death but not published in its entirety until sixty-seven years later. (2009)

1. Chronicles of Avonlea
--Read  by Sibella Denton--
Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features an abundance of stories relating to the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea, and was first published in 1912. Sometimes marketed as a book in the Anne Shirley series, Anne plays only a minor role in the book: out of the 12 stories in the collection, she stars in only one ("The Hurrying of Ludovic"), and has a small supporting role in another ("The Courting of Prissy Strong").
The majority of stories, though, are about residents of Avonlea who are never mentioned in the Anne novels. One reason for this is that most of the short stories in this volume were written and published by Montgomery in various magazines before Anne of Green Gables was even conceived. With the great success of Anne of Green Gables in 1908 and the sequel Anne of Avonlea in 1909, Montgomery was under pressure from her publisher to deliver more stories about Anne. Accordingly, she reworked the settings of several previously published non-Avonlea stories to incorporate references to Avonlea, as well as inserting several references to Anne Shirley and some of the town's other characters. The whole was then marketed as a new companion book to the Anne series.

2. Further Chronicles of Avonlea
--Read  by Sibella Denton--
Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. Published in 1920, it includes a number of stories relating to the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island. Sometimes marketed as a book in the Anne Shirley series, Anne plays only a minor role in the book.