Anne of Green Gables

novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery; first in a series

Anne of Green Gables is a book by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was published in 1908. It was written as fiction for readers of all ages. Since the middle 20th century it has been classified as a children's book. Montgomery wrote the book after seeing a newspaper article about a couple that were mistakenly sent an orphan girl instead of a boy, yet decided to keep her.

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables first edition cover.
AuthorLucy Maud Montgomery
IllustratorM. A. and W. A. J. Claus
SeriesAnne of Green Gables
GenreChildren's novel
PublisherL. C. Page & Co.
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages429 pp (first edition)
Followed byAnne of Avonlea 

The book takes place on Prince Edward Island, Canada, where the author grew up.



Montgomery continued the story of Anne Shirley in a series of sequels. They are listed in the order of Anne's age in each of the novels.

Lucy Maud Montgomery's books on Anne Shirley
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
1 Anne of Green Gables 1908 11—16
2 Anne of Avonlea 1909 16—18
3 Anne of the Island 1915 18—22
4 Anne of Windy Poplars (US&Canada)
Anne of Windy Willows (Other)
1936 22—25
5 Anne's House of Dreams 1917 25—27
6 Anne of Ingleside 1939 34—40
7 Rainbow Valley 1919 41
8 Rilla of Ingleside 1921 49—53
Related books in which Anne Shirley plays a lesser part
# Book Date published Anne Shirley's age
Chronicles of Avonlea 1912
Further Chronicles of Avonlea 1920

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