Anne of Green Gables

By L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  • Release Date: 1908-06-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 2,790 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

Mark Twain called the protagonist of this 1908 book the “most lovable child in fiction.” Anne Shirley, a hopeful 11-year-old, is an orphan. The beloved novel begins as Anne is (wrongly) assigned to the care of aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had asked for a boy to help work on Green Gables, their family farm in Canada’s Prince Edward Island province.

Initially disappointed, Matthew and Marilla are quickly won by Anne’s spirited personality - as are we. Anne wants nothing more than a home, yet try as she might to fit in, her manners are lacking. She shouts in the face of injustice. She talks constantly, often about imaginary friends and made-up events. She accidentally serves wine to her first real friend, sending her home drunk. Will Anne’s irrepressible spunk keep her from finding a permanent place at Green Gables?

For over 100 years, readers have fallen in love with Canadian author L.M. Montgomery’s coming-of-age story and its freckly, redheaded heroine. Over the course of the 11 books in the series, we delight in watching Anne grow from an impulsive, charming child into a mature and kind young woman.


  • Great book

    By this iz my view
    This book was wonderful. It’s filled with imagination and heart that can’t be denied.
  • Amazing book

    By Girl&HerBook
    Having seen the movie first, I finally got to read the book and loved it so much. Anne teaches you that a little imagination goes a long way! Also, if you are a classic movie lover, see the movie by the same name made in 1934. The actress who has played Anne is simply wonderful!
  • I Recommend

    By Bombproofbird89
    I watched the show on Netflix and it was really good, I figured I'd give it a read to see all the details. I would also recommend watching it for yourself on Netflix it’s called “Anne with an E”. It’s a quite cute story.

    By love it 💋💋
    Magical book. It’s like living in Avonlea with the Cuthburts. It’s absolutely enchanting.
  • Typos

    By elainereviewsbooks
    This is one of my favorite books. I don’t understand why so many typos are present and the grammar is so off from the original in this version. It seems as if it was retyped by someone who spoke another language. I guess this was allowed to be published as is?
  • Incredible

    By Unidetified
    I think this book is absolutely amazing and incredible. I probably shouldn’t have but I watched the show, “Anne With an E” before reading this and I have to say, they both tell the same wonderful winding story! The book really helped me understand what was really going on. I wish I read it sooner!
  • Anne of Green Gables

    By audreymae:)
    This has always been and always will be one of my favorite books. It’s is so beautifully written. Anne is such a lovable character and will always be like a friend to me. I hope you give it a read and love it as much as I do.
  • Very good

    By 123454321hi hello
    This book was fantastic...I could relate to Anne many times. I laughed, cried, and mourned with her throughout the whole book. I am excited to read book number two in the Anne of Green Gables series
  • Kindred Spirit

    By Comquot
    "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maude Montgomery is one of my favorite books as well as a time honored classic. The story of this imaginative, red headed little girl, whose tongue is hung in the middle, as Mrs. Lynde would say, brings everything a good story needs. Laughter, everyday life, and, at times, heart ache, are melded together so perfectly in the life of Anne. Though she makes many mistakes on her way, this lovable book carries us into Anne's unique world and guides us through her first five years of life at Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew.
  • Highly recommended

    By Fellow photographer
    This is a great series, please stick with it- there all wonderfully written! I read them all for the first time in 4th grade and find myself coming back to Anne now.