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Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Books, 2017)

This edition of Anne of Green Gables was published by Penguin Books (USA) in 2017 as a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. It includes a foreword by J. Courtney Sullivan as well an introduction, “A Note on the Text,” and “Suggestions for Further Reading” by Benjamin Lefebvre. It also reprints L.M. Montgomery’s 1915 essay “How I Began.”

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Cover art for Anne of Green Gables (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, 2017), which consists of an illustrated image of a young Caucasian girl with red pigtails and wearing a turquoise dress walking across a planted field, with hills, trees, and houses in the background; across the sky are several props and quotations from the book, including a dress with puffed sleeves, a teacup, and a cone of ice cream. The book's title and author appears in the bottom third of the image, along with the following text: "Foreword by J. Courtney Sullivan" and "Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition."
Cover of the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Anne of Green Gables, published by Penguin Books (USA) in 2017. Cover art by Siobhán Gallagher.


L.M. Montgomery


Anne of Green Gables


Benjamin Lefebvre
J. Courtney Sullivan




United States of America

Publisher Location

New York


Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Publication Date



Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition


Print, trade paperback, 5.63” x 8.44”, xxxviii + 327 pp.

Cover Artist

Siobhán Gallagher

Publisher’s Description

The beloved coming-of-age tale of a spunky heroine named Anne “with an E,” now for the first time as a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. 

L.M. Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings who intended to adopt a boy to help work on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Yet Anne’s quirky personality and good-natured spirit causes the siblings to grow to love her anyway, and soon the entire town falls for the precocious little girl with bright red hair.

Cherished by both children and adults, Anne of Green Gables is a celebration of fierce individualism, and the families we create, rather than the ones we are born into. This Deluxe edition is enhanced with a foreword by bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan, and an introduction and suggestions for further reading by Benjamin Lefebvre, as well as a selection of early writing by L.M. Montgomery about the process of writing Anne.


(i–ii) [Biographies of L.M. Montgomery, J. Courtney Sullivan, and Benjamin Lefebvre]

(iii) [Title Page]

(iv) [Copyright Page]

(v) [Dedication]

(vi) [Blank Page]

(vii) [Epigraph]

(viii) [Blank Page]

(ix–x) Contents

(xi–xv) Foreword / J. Courtney Sullivan

(xvi) [Blank Page]

(xvii–xxx) Introduction / Benjamin Lefebvre

(xxxi–xxxiii) Suggestions for Further Reading

(xxxiv) [Blank Page]

(xxxv–xxxvi) A Note on the Text

(xxxvii) [Half-Title Page]

(xxxviii) [Blank Page]

(1–323) [Chapters 1–38]

(324) [Blank Page]

(325–27) How I Began / L.M. Montgomery

(328) [Blank Page]

(n.pag.) Also Available [Two-page ad for Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, James Thurber’s The Wonderful O, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and through the Looking-Glass]




Epigraph and dedication included. This edition is based on the first impression of the first edition published by L.C. Page and Company in 1908, except that it corrects typographical errors that I list in “A Note on the Text.”


Copy of the first printing is in the site owner’s personal collection.

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