An eleven-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley, comes to help out on a farm on Prince Edward Island and wins the hearts of everyone at Avonlea--a story so popular that it spawned eight sequels after its initial publication in 1908, and has sold millions of copies in paperback.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, in 1874. Her first novel, "Anne of Green Gables" (1908), was followed by more than twenty others. Long after her death, in 1942, she remains one of Canada's most beloved writers.
Kate Burton appeared as the title character in "The Constant Wife" for the Roundabout Theatre. Her Broadway credits include starring roles in "Hedda Gabler" (title role, Tony nominated), "The Elephant Man" (Tony nominated), and "The Beauty Queen of Leenane." Her film and TV roles include "Celebrity, The Ice Storm, Swimfan, Grey's Anatomy" and "Rescue Me."
Margaret Atwood is the internationally renowned author of such novels as "Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace", and "The Edible Woman". She is a novelist and a poet, and has also authored short story collections, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts, and books.