A major new series of classics, with engaging introductions by some of the world s most famous scholars, together with 12 pages of colour introducing the characters, locations and times of the work, bound in a luxury cloth binding with rounded coSet on bucolic Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the late nineteenth century, Anne of Green Gables is the story of Anne Shirley, an imaginative and headstrong orphan. When brother and sister Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help Matthew work the farm, they are astonished when Anne arrives at the train station by mistake. What use is she to us? grumbles the gruff Marilla. We might be of some use to her, answers Matthew, who has taken an instant liking to the talkative Anne. As Anne grows up, her adventures are both hilarious and moving. It s a delight to watch as she forms a friendship with the beautiful Diana and her admirer the dashing Gilbert Blythe then dyes her hair green, cracks a slate over Gilbert's head when he calls her Carrots , and finds a sympathetic teacher who encourages her to attend college. rners.