Anne is adopted by the Cuthberts even after a great mistake at the orphanage. But the frail red-headed young girl stays, even though not wanted at first. She is raised strictly but lovingly by the Cuthberts whose world is set upside down by her wonderful, creative and sometime crazy and eccentric ways. In the end, she gives them endless joy as she grows into womanhood.
Table of Contents:
Chapter I - Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised
Chapter II - Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised
Chapter III - Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised
Chapter IV - Morning at Green Gables
Chapter V - Anne's History
Chapter VI - Marilla Makes Up Her Mind
Chapter VII - Anne Says Her Prayers
Chapter VIII - Anne's Bringing-Up Is Begun
Chapter IX - Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified
Chapter X - Anne's Apology
Chapter XI - Anne's Impressions of Sunday School
Chapter XII - A Solemn Vow and Promise
Chapter XIII - The Delights of Anticipation
Chapter XIV - Anne's Confession
Chapter XV - A Tempest in the School Teapot
Chapter XVI - Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
Chapter XVII - A New Interest in Life
Chapter XVIII - Anne to the Rescue
Chapter XIX - A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
Chapter XX - A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
Chapter XXI - A New Departure in Flavorings
Chapter XXII - Anne is Invited Out to Tea
Chapter XXIII - Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
Chapter XXIV - Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
Chapter XXV - Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
Chapter XXVI - The Story Club Is Formed
Chapter XXVII - Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
Chapter XXVIII - An Unfortunate Lily Maid
Chapter XXIX - An Epoch in Anne's Life
Chapter XXX - The Queens Class Is Organized
Chapter XXXI - Where the Brook and River Meet
Chapter XXXII - The Pass List Is Out
Chapter XXXIII - The Hotel Concert
Chapter XXXIV - A Queen's Girl
Chapter XXXV - The Winter at Queen's
Chapter XXXVI - The Glory and the Dream
Chapter XXXVII - The Reaper Whose Name Is Death
Chapter XXXVIII - The Bend in the Road
I love the "Anne" books and was looking forward to again hearing the wonderful story of the little red-haired orphan who steals our hearts. Sadly, the narrator lessened my enjoyment enormously. I'm sure Ms McCarthy gave it her best but unfortunately, this is not a very inspiring reading of Anne's story. Ms McCarthy has some curious pronounciations of certain words, including a strange way of saying Avonlea, which becomes very annoying. She also makes Anne sound as though she is part bullfrog, using any extraordinarily raspy tone for the character. It is such a shame that the reading is not of a quality fitting this classic tale. I cannot recommend this particular version due to the inadequacies of the narrator.
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If you could sum up Anne of Green Gables in three words, what would they be?
Clean great read
What did you like best about this story?
You just want to have Anne for your own.
What does Susan McCarthy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I love the way she does the characters in the book, even the men.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
You'll want this little girl for your very own!
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
The book to read yes but the audio version not in this format. We have read this book as a family and really enjoyed it. Anne became an amazing role model to our daughter (7 years old). The audio version didn't appeal at all due to the really dated narration and she had lost interest within the first 10 minutes.
What other book might you compare Anne of Green Gables to, and why?
Pride and Prejudice? Pippi Longstocking?
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Susan McCarthy?
I am sure Susan Mc Carthy could have done this a lot better herself with better guidance/ intructions.
Could you see Anne of Green Gables being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
I am sure it would work with a little updating.
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