L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables
In 1906 Lucy Maud Montgomery sat down to write a story. The idea came from a jotting in one of her notebooks: “Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for a boy. By a mistake a girl is sent them.” It was a slight plot, but she turned it into magic by creating such a vivid girl – one who talked and talked, whose imagination was so intense, who responded so sensitively to the world of nature and who would enchant generations of readers for the next century. The book, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908 and astonished its creator by becoming a best-seller.
This first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. L.M. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays.
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