“Wilt thou give up thy garter, oh fairest of the fair”? Anne, nobody speaks that way. And look at that sap Percival who sits around mooning the entire time. He never lets a girl get a word in edgewise. In real life she’d have pitched him.” … well maybe not, Gilbert.
Anne of Green Gables is well known as an imaginative, redheaded orphan who lives on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Recently the internet has been abuzz with criticism of the cover of a new unauthorized version of the Anne of Green Gables novel featuring Anne as a blonde.
Here’s the Maritime Top 10 from CBC’s list of Canada Reads. Those of you wishing to brush up on your literary prowess will truly enjoy this list of books that includes L.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables”!
Anne of Green Gables has been selected by China’s national publishing association as one of the top 50 most influential novels in China this year. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic story is still aiming for the top spot as voting continues until December 25th.
Having literally written the book on literary heroines, I have a lot of explaining to do. Why did you choose the women you wrote about? How did you decide your favorites?
One of the best things about writing The Heroine’s Bookshelf was a chance to get “behind the scenes” with some of my favorite authors, including Lucy Maud Montgomery. What I discovered wasn’t always savory…turns out my favorite authors had very real, and often very dark, lives. But the chance to go deeper, to look behind the curtain, has made my reading experience all the richer.