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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Harrap (1940)
  • ASIN: B004E4Y30G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. She had her first poem published at the age of 15 and after completing college she worked for a short time as a journalist before becoming a teacher.

In 1908 Anne of Green Gables was published to huge acclaim with Anne of Avonlea coming soon after. Many successful novels follwed but by late 1930s, due to personal troubles, illness and depression, she stopped writing.

Lucy Maud Montgomery died in 1942 and was buried on her beloved Prince Edward Island.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 30 Jun 2004
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"Anne of the Island" is the third of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables novels, and completes what we can see as being a trilogy simply becomes Anne finally realizes what everybody has known from early in the first book, which is that Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe are made for each other. Having spent time as the teacher at the Avonlea Schools in "Anne of Avonlea," the Anne girl leaves Prince Edward Island for four years of college. The theme of this story is Anne dealing with "How horrible it is that people have to grow up," as she confronts how her whole world is changing.
Ironically, what makes "Anne of the Island" so romantic is the way it challenges romanticism. Even as a young woman Anne creates a romantic fantasy around the world in which she lives, just like she did at Green Gables where there was the old Snow Queen at the window, the Dryad's Bubble, the Haunted Wood, Lover's Lane and all those "dear spots where memories of the old years bided." Now Anne and Priscilla, her school chum from Redmond, are renting rooms in Patty's Place, and making the home of Miss Patty and Miss Maria into their own. Meanwhile, after a thousand romantic drams and enduring both Diana Barry's wedding and the rejection of Gilbert Blythe's proposal (her second actually), Anne finally meets her Prince Charming, Royal Gardner.
He is handsome and rich, in short, everything that Anne ever dreamed that she wanted in a husband. Then comes the fateful moment when Roy proposes and Anne opens her lips to say her faithful yes. But this is but a false dawn in Anne's life and there is a fateful Book of Revelation that Anne has to endure before love takes up the glass of time. There is romanticism and then there is that which is romantic and Montgomery shows the difference.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 May 2000
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This has to be my favourite book. After reading all of the Anne series from when she was a girl, then a young woman, then herself as a mother, I feel as if I know all of the characters. The characters are very well described and intresting. When I first read this book I picked it up as i went to bed and didn't put it down until 1:30 in the morning because I had to finish it! Although this is a children's book it is a great read for anyone. There are very few books of our childhood that we can reread with such pleasure; this is one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Mar 2004
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Anne of the Island is a superb book, and one of the best installments of Anne's story. This, the third book in the series of eight, sees Anne head off for college with Gilbert, Charlie Sloane and other Avonlea chums, along with certain friends from Queen's Academy. Once there, Anne embarks on four years of study and romance, with Gilbert finally confessing his long-concealed feelings for Anne. But will she finally choose Gilbert, the best friend everyone seems to think she was made for, or will Anne choose Roy Gardener, her tall, dark and handsome poetry-writing ideal man?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Nov 2001
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If you fell in love with Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea you just have to read this! It's one of the best of the series and one of the most romantic! You'll just long to be in Anne's place!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 July 1999
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All I have to say is WOW!This book is more heart warming than Anne of Greem Gables,funnier than Anne of Avonlea,and the most romantic of the Anne series.You should buy this book.I only bought this book two days ago and it is now worn out from being read too many times.This book will hold a special place in my heart and book collection. At first i hated all love mush stories but this is an example that people can change.Personally this is my favorite of the Anne series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Mar 1999
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This book is my personal favourite of all the Anne books. I usually see the first three in the series as a trilogy, because they're the best of the 8 books, with the exception of "Anne's House of Dreams." I was impressed with this book because it managed to go beyond just Avonlea and Green Gables. It put Anne in a new setting and showed how she managed there, with new friends and a home away from home. I admit that one of the best things about this book is the not-quite romance between Gilbert and Anne. Any readers who have been dying to see their romance fulfilled finally get a bit of what they're looking for. However, Montgomery manages to bring in the romance while retaining Anne's free spirit. This diminished in the later books, only to be reincarnated at the end in "Rilla of Ingleside." I recommend this book to anyone who loves a romance, but also loves creative characters like Anne.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jun 1998
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Since i read Anne of Green Gables.I thought Anne and Gilbert is a perfect match.But ,still,in Anne of Avonlea,there is nothing about love.Fortunately,Anne of the Island turned out to be a romamtic,lovely story.It is just as enticing as the first two books of the series.I like the entry of Royal Gardner and Christine.And I like all the new characters in this book like Phil.They simply make the story more endearing.
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Anne's story continues in Anne of the Island as Anne and her friends grow up and set out on their individual paths.

The book opens as Anne's best friend, Diana Barry, gets married to her sweetheart Fred, and Anne is to move away from the island to go and study for her BA at Redmond College, with school friends Gilbert & Charlie and her old chum from Queen's, Priscilla.

Anne is still the same eternally sweet and thoughtful Anne, capable of still making the hilarious Anne-ish mistakes she's become renowned for by book three! Romance blossoms at Redmond too, as Anne meets the "man of her dreams", the poetic and dapper, handsome Roy Gardner. The girls meet a third bosom friend, Phil (or Philippa), and "Anne of the Island" shares in the adventures of all three over their three years at Redmond, not forgetting holiday times for Anne in Avonlea as well.

The Anne books are wonderful stories for all ages from 8+. If you haven't read any before, start with number 1 which is Anne of Green Gables. I can't recommend them enough.
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