This second Penguin Classics edition of Anne of Green Gables was published as a trade paperback by Penguin Canada in 2012. Although it features the same cover as an earlier Penguin Classics hardcover edition published in 2006, this edition includes a reset text and omits the supplementary materials from the earlier edition by Lisa Moore.
Cover of the Penguin Classics edition of Anne of Green Gables, published in paperback by Penguin Canada in 2012. Cover art by Darren Booth.
Anne of Green Gables
Print, trade paperback, 5 1/8” x 7 3/4”, x + 298 pp.
M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus
From the Back Cover
She wore a faded brown sailor hat, and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white, and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, that looked green in some lights and moods and grey in others.
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.
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 over a hundred years ago, Anne of Green Gables remains a testament to the powers of hope, friendship, and imagination.
(i) [Blank Page with Penguin logo]
(ii) [Blank Page]
(iii) [Biography of L.M. Montgomery]
(iv) [Frontispiece Image]
(v) [Title Page]
(vi) [Copyright Page]
(ix) List of Illustrations
(x) [Blank Page]
(1) [Half-Title Page]
(2) [Blank Page]
(3–298) [Chapters 1–38]
Epigraph and dedication omitted. This edition is follows a British version of the text and reprints the text of the 100 Years of Anne edition published by Penguin Canada in 2008.
Copy of the first printing is in the site owner’s personal collection.