HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are expecting a young orphan boy to help them with farmwork at Green Gables. But when a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead, immediately certain she's home, they get much more than they bargained for. Spirited, adventurous and imaginative, Anne Shirley quickly charms her way into the hearts of the Cuthberts, the entire town of Avonlea and, over 100 years later, the hearts of generations of readers.
'The dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice' - Mark Twain
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for the 'Avonlea' series of novels, beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908 to great success. Montgomery published 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems, mostly centring around Canada, and Prince Edward Island in particular. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.