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Editions by Date: 1980–1984

This page lists a selection of editions of L.M. Montgomery’s books that were published between 1980 and 1984.

Anne of Green Gables (Seal Books, 1981)

Cover of Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery (Seal Books, 1981)

Print, mass-market paperback, 7” x 4 3/8”, x + 309 + 1 pp. ISBN: 0-7704-1693-4. Cover artist unidentified. Dedication and epigraph included.

This mass-market paperback edition by Seal Books (at the time an imprint of McClelland-Bantam, later of Doubleday Canada) is a nearly identical reprint of a similar edition published by Bantam Books (New York) in 1976. A later, identical edition with a cover photo of Megan Follows from Sullivan Films’s 1985 miniseries of Anne of Green Gables appeared in 1987.

Copyright Statement: Copyright 1908 by L. C. Page & Company, Inc. Copyright renewed 1935 by L. C. Page & Company, Inc. (now Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.)

Printing History

L. C. Page edition published June 1908
68 printings through 1942

Grosset & Dunlap edition published December 1951

Literary Guild edition published June 1972

Bantam edition / August 1976
2nd printing / August 1976
3rd printing / January 1977
4th printing / July 1977
5th printing / November 1977
6th printing / June 1978
7th printing / December 1978
8th printing / September 1979
9th printing / December 1979
10th printing / April 1980
11th printing / January 1981
Bantam Skylark edition / February 1981
Seal edition / January 1981

Related Editions

Anne of Green Gables (Bantam Books, 1976): Identical text

Anne of Green Gables (Bantam Books, 1987): Bantam Classics reissue with identical text

Anne of Green Gables (Bantam Books, 1992): Reset edition, with new cover art

Sources: A copy of the first printing is in the site owner’s personal collection.

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Published on 30 December 2023; last updated on 21 March 2024. Please contact the site owner with additions, corrections, questions, and suggestions.