Anne of Green Gables

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is a coming-of-age novel about Anne Shirley, the Cuthbert's, and the community of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island.

Source: Montgomery, L.M. (1908) Anne of Green Gables London, England: L.C. Page and Co.

Chapter 1: Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised
Mrs. Rachel Lynde receives word of a new addition to the Cuthbert home.
Chapter 2: Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised
Matthew Cuthbert finds a mistake has been made at the orphanage.
Chapter 3: Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised
Marilla voices her surprise at the arrival of Anne. Anne spends her first night at the Cuthbert house.
Chapter 4: Morning at Green Gables
Anne wakes to her first day at the Cuthbert house. Matthew devises a plan to allow Anne to stay.
Chapter 5: Anne's History
Anne tells Marilla how she came to be at the orphanage. Anne begins to have a change of heart.
Chapter 6: Marilla Makes Up Her Mind
A proposition is offered to Marilla by Mrs. Spencer.
Chapter 7: Anne Says Her Prayers
Marilla begins her upbringing of Anne.
Chapter 8: Anne's Bring-up is Begun
Marilla gives Anne some pleasant news.
Chapter 9: Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified
Mrs. Rachel Lynde is introduced to Anne. Marilla empathizes with Anne.
Chapter 10: Anne's Apology
Matthew convinces Anne to change her mind. Marilla starts to develop a motherly affection for Anne.
Chapter 11: Anne's Impressions of Sunday-School
Anne is not impressed with the service at Sunday-school.
Chapter 12: A Solemn Vow and Promise
Anne and Diane Berry become fast friends. Marilla is impressed by Anne's generosity.
Chapter 13: The Delights of Anticipation
Anne is anxious to attend the church picnic.
Chapter 14: Anne's Confession
Anne is punished after Marilla's broach goes missing
Chapter 15: A Tempest in the School Teapot
Anne quickly adjusts to school but finds it unbearable once Gilbert Blythe shows up.
Chapter 16: Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
Anne invites Diana to tea. An innocent mistake leads to a harsh sentence.
Chapter 17: A New Interest in Life
Longing to see Diana, Anne returns to school.
Chapter 18: Anne to the Rescue
Anne comes to the aid of the Barry family.
Chapter 19: A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
Anne and Diana's unexpected encounter with Josephine Barry leads to an unusual arrangement.
Chapter 20: A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
Anne's imagination becomes a nuisance to Marilla.
Chapter 21: A new Departure in Flavorings
The new minister and his wife have dinner at the Cuthbert house. A nervous Anne assists in the kitchen.
Chapter 22: Anne is Invited Out to Tea
Anne is invited to tea by Mrs. Allan. Avonlea awaits the arrival of a new teacher.
Chapter 23: Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
Anne's defense of her honor ends in injury. The new teacher arrives.
Chapter 24: Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
Mrs. Rachel and Marilla question Miss Stacy's teaching methods.
Chapter 25: Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
Matthew summons his courage to update Anne's wardrobe. Anne receives a gift from Diana's aunt.
Chapter 26: The Story Club Is Formed
In an attempt to help improve Diana's imagination, The Story Club is formed.
Chapter 27: Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
Anne attempts to change her hair color, causing less than desirable results.
Chapter 28: An Unfortunate Lily Maid
The reenactment of a piece of poetry results in a near disaster. Gilbert Blythe shows up just in time, but he is still not forgiven by Anne.
Chapter 29: An Epoch in Anne's Life
Anne's visit to Aunt Josephine's house gives her a new perspective on city-life and wealth.
Chapter 30: The Queens Class Is Organized
Anne is given the opportunity to prepare for the Queen's Academy exam. Matthew's health is cause for concern. Marilla continues to be impressed by Anne.
Chapter 31: Where the Brook and River Meet
Anne returns to her last year of school in Avonlea. Marilla begins to miss the younger, more imaginative Anne as her departure from Avonlea comes closer.
Chapter 32: The Pass List Is Out
The Avonlea Scholars take the exam.
Chapter 33: The Hotel Concert
Anne overcomes her stage fright to give a recital at a local upscale hotel.
Chapter 34: A Queen's Girl
Anne departs for Queen's Academy, taking comfort in the few familiar faces there.
Chapter 35: The Winter at Queen's
Anne's feelings regarding Gilbert start to change. The students prepare for exams as Anne admires the natural beauty of Queen's Academy.
Chapter 36: The Glory and the Dream
Exam results are posted, bringing positive news to Anne. The Cuthbert's continuing health problems concern Anne.
Chapter 37: The Reaper Whose Name Is Death
Bad news from the bank affects leaves a void in the Cuthbert house. Marilla tells Anne about her relationship with Mr. Blythe.
Chapter 38: The Bend in the Road
Anne makes declines an education opportunity in order to save Green Gables. Gilbert and Anne finally become friends.
  • Year Published: 1908
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.5
  • Word Count: 114,355
  • Genre: Realism
  • Keywords: 19th century literature, american literature, children's literature
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