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Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Canada, 2008)

The 100 Years of Anne edition of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables was published as an unjacketed hardcover by Penguin Canada in 2008. The cover reproduces the cover and the interior illustrations of the original edition of the novel. This edition includes a note from Kate Macdonald Butler and David Macdonald and an excerpt from Budge Wilson’s prequel, Before Green Gables, also published that year.

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Cover of the 100 Years of Anne edition of Anne of Green Gables, published as an unjacketed hardcover by Penguin Canada in 2008. Cover art by Darren Booth.


L.M. Montgomery


Anne of Green Gables


Kate Macdonald Butler
David Macdonald





Publisher Location



Penguin Canada

Publication Date



Print, jacketed hardcover, 5 13/16” x 7 11/16”, xiv + 306 pp.


M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus

Cover Artist

George Gibbs

From the Back Cover

Since its publication in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has become one of the most-read and best-loved stories in the world. Translated into more than twenty languages and with over fifty million copies sold worldwide, L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel has made her talkative and impulsive heroine Anne Shirley not only a Canadian icon but also an international treasure. As inspiring today as it was a hundred years ago, Anne of Green Gables remains a testament to the powers of hope, friendship, and imagination.

This special gift edition, authorized by the heirs of L.M. Montgomery to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the first publication of the novel, contains an Introduction by two of Montgomery’s grandchildren, Kate Macdonald Butler and David Macdonald.


(i) [Blank page with Penguin logo]

(ii) [Blank page]

(iii) [Biography of L.M. Montgomery]

(iv) [Frontispiece]

(v) [Title page]

(vi) [Copyright page]

(vii–viii) Contents

(ix) List of Illustrations

(x) [Blank page]

(xi–xiv) A Note from the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery / Kate Macdonald Butler and David Macdonald

(1) [Half-title page]

(2) [Blank page]

(3–298) [Chapters 1–38]

(299) Available Now: Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson

(300–304) An Excerpt from Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson

(305) Available Now: Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery, by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly

(306) [Blank page]




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.

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