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Editions by Date: 2005–2009

This page lists a selection of editions of L.M. Montgomery’s books that were published between 2005 and 2009.

Anne of Green Gables (Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2006)

Cover of the Penguin Classics edition of /Anne of Green Gables/, by L.M. Montgomery

Penguin Classics. Introduction, chronology, and further reading by Lisa Moore. Print, jacketed hardcover, 5 13/16” x 7 11/16”, xxviii + 292 pp., 978-0-670-06507-3. Cover art by Darren Booth. Original interior illustrations by M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus. Epigraph and dedication omitted.

Notes: 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. This edition was released as one of several Penguin Classics (Canada) editions in 2006, including of 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.

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

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Anne of Green Gables (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2007)

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A Norton Critical Edition. Edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. Preface (vii–ix), “A Note on the Text” (247–60), “Manuscript Additions” (261–67), and “Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Chronology” (427–35), by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. Print, trade paperback, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, xiii + 445 pp., ISBN 978-0-3939-2695-8. Original illustrations by M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus. Epigraph and dedication included.

Notes: This critical edition of Anne of Green Gables features the original published text, the eight original illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus, life writing by L.M. Montgomery, early reviews from Canadian, American, and British sources, and excerpts from critical and contextual essays by a number of scholars, including Gabriella Åhmansson, Margaret Atwood, Virginia Careless, Frank Davey, Cecily Devereux, Elizabeth R. Epperly, Carole Gerson, Marah Gubar, Rosemary Ross Johnston, Clarence Karr, T.D. MacLulich, Juliet McMaster, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Mary Henley Rubio, Carol Shields, Calvin Trillin, Elizabeth Waterston, and Kate Wood.

Sources: A copy of the first printing is in the site owner’s personal collection. Cover art courtesy of W.W. Norton and Company.

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Anne of Green Gables (Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2008)

100 Years of Anne. With a note by Kate Macdonald Butler and David Macdonald. Print, unjacketed hardcover, 5 13/16” x 7 11/16”, xiv + 306 pp., ISBN 978-0-670-06780-0. Original interior illustrations by M.A. Claus and W.A.J. Claus. Original cover art by George Gibbs. Epigraph and dedication omitted.

Notes: This edition, which reproduces the original 1908 cover, draws on a later British version of the text that drops the full stops from abbreviations such as “Mrs.” and “Dr.” and uses single quotation marks instead of double quotation marks. This edition also includes an excerpt from Budge Wilson’s prequel, Before Green Gables, also published that year.

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

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Anne of Green Gables (N.p.: Anchor Canada, 2009)

Cover of /Anne of Green Gables/, by L.M. Montgomery (Anchor Canada, 2009), the bottom two-thirds consisting of an illustrated image with muted colours, of a house with green gables in the background and flowers in the foreground, along with a praise quote attributed to Ann-Marie MacDonald: “Anne shines on. A ’bosom friend’ for our times.” The top third consists of the book's title, the author's name, and the term "Anniversary Edition" against taupe and red backgrounds, and the overall background is pine green.

Anniversary edition. “Lucy Maud Montgomery,” by Caroline Parry. Print, trade paperback with flaps, 5.5” x 8”, x + 385 pp., ISBN 978-0-385-66600-8. Cover design by Jennifer Lum. Epigraph and dedication included.

Notes: Although its cover includes the term “Anniversary Edition,” this edition was published one year after the centenary of Anne of Green Gables, which occurred in 2008. Anchor Canada was an imprint of Random House of Canada (Toronto).

Endorsement: “Anne shines on. A ‘bosom friend’ for our times.” —Ann-Marie MacDonald

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

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