Anne of Green Gables is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The book was first published in 1908 and was followed by a sequel, Anne of Avonlea (1909). The two books were published together as a single volume in 1933. The first main character Anne Shirley, who has red hair and an impetuous nature, has an enduring popularity with young readers and is one of the best-known characters in Canadian literature.
The novel takes place on Prince Edward Island, Canada. It chronicles the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to live with siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island in 1867. The first book follows Anne’s misadventures until she finally manages to fit into her new home.
The most famous scene in the book is when Anne accidentally dyes her hair green. This was a very stupid thing for her to do, but it’s also one of the most memorable moments in the book. Everyone loves Anne Shirley and loves to know what happens next.
The book has been reprinted numerous times and is still popular today. It has also been adapted for radio, film and television. The book also has since been translated into dozens of languages including French, Japanese (as Anna no Yume no Monogatari), Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew and Hungarian.