This first Penguin Classics edition of Anne of Green Gables was published as a jacketed hardcover by Penguin Canada in 2006. It includes the original interior illustrations by M.A. Claus and and W.A.J. Claus as well as an introduction, a chronology, and further reading by Lisa Moore. A paperback edition, with reset text and omitting Lisa Moore’s contributions, appeared in 2012.
Cover of the Penguin Classics edition of Anne of Green Gables, published as a jacketed hardcover by Penguin Canada in 2006. Cover art by Darren Booth.
Anne of Green Gables
Print, jacketed hardcover, 5 13/16” x 7 11/16”, xxviii + 292 pp.
M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus
From the Dust Jacket
This heartwarming story has drawn generations of readers into the world of Green Gables.
Anne Shirley is a skinny redhead who never stops talking. The Cuthberts, who meant to adopt a boy to help on the farm, are both exasperated and entertained by Anne’s constant chatter and romantic imagination, and don’t know what to make of her. But they soon find it hard to remember what Green Gables was like without Anne Shirley.
A much loved Canadian classic, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1908 and has been translated into many other languages.
(i) [Biographies of L.M. Montgomery and Lisa Moore]
(ii) [Blank Page]
(iii) [Title Page]
(iv) [Copyright Page]
(ix–xxiii) Introduction / Lisa Moore
(xxiv) [Blank Page]
(xxv–xxvi) Suggested Further Reading
(xxvii) A Note on the Text
(xxviii) [Blank Page]
(1) [Half-Title Page]
(2) [Blank Page]
(3–291) [Chapters 1–38]
(292) All Canadian. All Classics. [Ad for Penguin Classics, including Anne of Green Gables, Catharine Parr Traill’s The Backwoods of Canada, Emily Carr’s Klee Wyck, Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It in the Bush, Frederick Philip Grove’s Settlers of the Marsh, and Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.]
Epigraph and dedication omitted. This edition is based on a British version of the text, which drops the full stops from abbreviations such as “Mrs.” and “Dr.” and uses single quotation marks instead of double quotation marks.
Copy of the first printing is in the site owner’s personal collection.