First impression of the beloved story of a young orphan girl sent to Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Very good plus.
"Maud imitated the formula fiction of juvenile periodicals, religious newspapers, and glamourous women's magazines, but [...] in a perfect storm of inspiration in the spring of 1905, Maud ultimately transcended these influences to create a twentieth-century literary classic that would conquer the world." – Irene Gammel
Anne's story was inspired in part by Montgomery's own experience as a "charity child," left by her father in the care of her aged grandparents after her mother's death. Determined to become a writer, Montgomery nevertheless wanted to create a heroine with more spunk and passion than what she typically read – a heroine more like her view of herself. This formula proved incredibly powerful, with millions of readers who have enjoyed and related to her realistic, spirited 11-year-old. This is an especially nice copy of one of the rarest of all highspot children's books.
Read more: Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod; Gammel, Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic.
Boston: L.C. Page & Co, 1908. 7.5'' x 4.75''. Original pale green cloth, gilt-lettered, pictorial paste-on. Fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with 8 plates by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Two publisher's catalogues at rear. x, 430, 4, 4 pages. Housed in custom gilt-lettered cloth slipcase. Hinges archivally repaired, spine slightly soiled, cover plate faintly rubbed.
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