OH YOU ANNE GIRL!

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Although he watched the Canadian televised series of L. M. Montgomery’s  Anne of Green Gables at the height of his daughter’s obsession with the books, my father is only just reading the books. He is enchanted, of course. It is never too late or too early for Anne Shirley. It is always the perfect time. And isn’t it the perfect love story? Not Matthew and Anne – that part was easy. It was love at first train station. But Anne and Marilla – that’s the real exploration of love. Because Marilla never knew she needed Anne. Until she did.

Has there ever been a literary character quite like Anne? And isn’t it wonderful that we all became so familiar with Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott and Noyes’ The Higwayman? Two Alfreds made more beloved by one red-haired orphan.

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3 thoughts on “OH YOU ANNE GIRL!

  1. When I read the Anne of Green Gables books aloud to my girls, so many years ago, I thought it would be a chore for a dad to get through. Little did I realize it would be a great time for all of us, and some day my wife and I will make a trip up to Prince Edward Island.

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