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Old 04-02-2019, 02:13 PM   #15
CRussel
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Anne of Green Gables

I'd like to nominate a Canadian classic, the ever popular Anne of Green Gables. Especially (hides his head in shame) because I've never actually read it!

Amazon description:
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Eleven-year-old orphan Anne Shirley has just arrived at Green Gables, and already her guardians want to send her back. First, she’s not the boy the Cuthberts expected. Second, she talks too much. And even with her generous spirit, the redhead’s a trouble magnet. She gets the neighbor drunk and nearly poisons the pastor!

Still, despite a rocky start, the fiery Anne wins over her guardians and her new community. She enjoys life at Green Gables, excels in school, and earns a coveted scholarship. But when tragedy hits, Anne must choose between her dreams and the only home she’s ever known.

In this beloved coming-of-age story, Lucy Maud Montgomery drew from her own experiences growing up in Canada during the nineteenth century to introduce generations of readers to one of literature’s most original and inspiring characters.
The book is short, under 200 pages, and public domain virtually everywhere. There are audio versions available, multiple film versions (even a 1919 silent film), television movies, and television series.


Amazon -- $0.00

FadedPage -- Public Domain in Life+50 and Life+75 countries

Audible -- many editions. Pick your favourite.
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