Anne of Green Gables and all but one of its sequels take place in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, near the end of the...

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Anne of Green Gables Literary Qualities

Anne of Green Gables features a episodic plot; that is, the narrative consists of a series of minor conflicts, most of which are...

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Anne of Green Gables Social Sensitivity

Anne of Green Gables addresses social problems of the early twentieth century, some of which remain relevant today. Writing before...

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Anne of Green Gables Topics for Discussion

1. One criticism of Anne of Green Gables is that, although Montgomery claims that Anne has a number of flaws, her faults are minor...

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Anne of Green Gables Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. The educational system described in Anne of Green Gables is clearly different from today's. Compare the schools you have attended...

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Anne of Green Gables Related Titles / Adaptations

Montgomery wrote six sequels to Anne of Green Gables: Anne of Avonlea, Chronicles of Avonlea, Anne of the Island,...

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Anne of Green Gables For Further Reference

Commire, Anne, ed. Yesterday's Authors of Books for Children: Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People,...

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Anne of Green Gables Bibliography

(Masterpieces of American Fiction)

Epperly, Elizabeth R. The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass: L. M. Montgomery’s Heroines and the Pursuit of Romance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992. Anne is among the heroines discussed; bibliographical references and index are included.

Foster, Shirley, and Judy Simons. What Katy Read: Feminist Re-Readings of the “Classic” Stories for Girls. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995. Feminist readings of stories including Anne of Green Gables; bibliographical references and index.

Gillen, Mollie. The Wheel of Things: A Biography of L. M. Montgomery, Author of “Anne of Green Gables.” Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1975.

Montgomery, L. M. The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1974. Reprinted from Montgomery’s autobiographical articles written for Everywoman’s World, a Toronto periodical, in 1917.

Montgomery, L. M. The Annotated “Anne of Green Gables,” edited by Wendy E. Barry et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. This edition of Montgomery’s novel adds critical analyses on both the work and its author.

Rootland, Nancy. Anne’s World, Maud’s World: The Sacred Sites of L. M. Montgomery. Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus, 1996. This interesting illustrated companion to Montgomery’s fiction shows literary landmarks related to the fiction of several Canadian authors including Montgomery. Includes maps and bibliographical references.

Rubio, Mary, ed. Harvesting Thistles: The Textual Garden of L. M. Montgomery. Contains essays on the novels and journals of Montgomery, with bibliographical references and an index.

Rubio, Mary, and Elizabeth Waterston. Writing a Life: L. M. Montgomery. Toronto: ECW Press, 1995. A biography of Montgomery including bibliographical references and an index.

Sorfleet, John R., ed. L. M. Montgomery: An Assessment. Toronto: Canadian Children’s Press, 1976. A collection of critical articles seeking to reassess Montgomery’s significance. Jean Little’s chapter “But What About Jane?” (pages 71 to 81) is especially good.