1946 Rare Edition with Dustjacket- ANNE of AVONLEA By L. M. Montgomery
Author : L.M. Montgomery
Title : Anne of Avonlea. With Frontispiece and Cover in Colour by George Gibbs.
Publisher : Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1946. 52nd impression of the first edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 366 pages + L. C. Page's catalogue.
Binding : Attractive and very good, near fine, original decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed).
Dustjacket: Attractive and very good original illustrated dustjacket (small chips and tears - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover..
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations : Complete with Frontispiece and Cover in Colour by George Gibbs.
Estimate : (USD 125 - USD 200)
The book : Scare with the original dustjacket and attractive early edition of Anne of Avonlea -- a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1909.Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.
The author: Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.
The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site – namely Green Gables farm, the genesis of Prince Edward Island National Park. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.
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