A favorite for generations, this all time classic, heartwarming story is of a unique heroine and her quest for a place to call home. Play the part of the mischievous Anne Shirley and be drawn into her vivid world of fun and eccentricity.
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Anne of Green Gables tells the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is
adopted by Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew. Needing help on
their farm, the middle-aged Cuthbert siblings decide to adopt a child
from the orphanage. They request a boy and are shocked to discover that
the orphanage has mistakenly sent them the eleven-year-old, red-headed
Anne. But the high-spirited young girl soon wins their acceptance
despite her strong will, sense of independence, and talkativeness.
Proving herself to be intelligent and affectionate, Anne becomes the
central fixture of her foster family's life.
The book takes us through her first few years of existence in Avonlea,
and all the scrapes she gets into including raging at the formidable Mrs
Rachel Lynde, the acquaintances that she makes, and the brilliant
relationships between her and both "bosom-friend" Diana and the
brilliant character, Gilbert Blythe.
Book in Detail
Characters To Personalise
Anne Shirley - The protagonist of the novel. Anne is an orphan
who is adopted by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert and grows up on their
farm, Green Gables. Anne is passionate, stubborn, warm, loyal,
intelligent, an articulate chatterbox, hugely loving, in love with
beauty and a dreamer of great imagination. We follow her as she makes
social blunders and tries to quickly absorb the rules of social conduct,
religion, and morality that other children have grown up learning.
Matthew Cuthbert - A sixty-year-old bachelor who lives at Green
Gables with his sister, Marilla. Matthew is painfully shy and a little
eccentric. Anne considers Matthew her adoptive “uncle” and a kindred
spirit and always turns to him when she wants a sympathetic ear.
Marilla Cuthbert - An unmarried woman who raises Anne together with
her brother Matthew. Marilla is prim and duty-driven often driven to
despair by Anne. Although she does not usually express emotion,
underneath she has a wry sense of humor and a loving heart. She raises
Anne very strictly, but underneath she loves her adopted daughter, and
by the end of the novel she has become softer and more expressive.
Diana Barry - Anne’s best friend. Diana is a plump, pretty girl
Anne’s age who lives next door to Green Gables at Orchard Slope. Diana
and Anne become bosom friends immediately after they meet. Although an
agreeable girl, she lacks Anne’s imagination, intelligence, and
Gilbert Blythe - A handsome, smart Avonlea boy who becomes Anne’s
rival in school. Anne swears never to speak to Gilbert, and even when
he rescues her from the river, she refuses to break the silence between
them. By the end of the novel, the rivalry has become affectionate, and
Anne and Gilbert have become friends.
Rachel Lynde - The town busybody. Mrs. Rachel likes nothing better
than to give her opinion and preach morals. She lives next door to Green
Gables with her meek husband, Thomas, and an affectionate, quarrelsome
friendship exists between her and Marilla. Mrs. Rachel is outspoken
about everything from politics to fashion, and, although she starts off
sure Anne’s adoption will end in disaster, in the end even she is won
Thomas Lynde – Is married to Rachel Lynde and together they have
raised ten children. Thomas Lynde, is only mentioned on a few brief
occasions, and never speaks.