I am rereading these at the moment, as I do every couple of years. I only have the first one in a paper copy but all the rest are available on Project Gutenburg. The first is without doubt my favourite tho. Any fans, or anyone want to reread with me?
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Back in the Netherlands Lady RB listened to some podcasts by a group of people who did a reading of several of the books. The first one was certainly very entertaining, Lady RB seems the fan of the family, you could ask her where she found those.
Post by raspberrybullets on Apr 29, 2014 9:17:46 GMT
I love Anne of Green Gables! One of my favourite books. And even more enjoyable to read as an adult then as a kid. I've always wanted to visit PEI since reading the book. I have all the books in the series.
Not sure where I found those - i was looking for audio books so I had something to listen to while walking and found these free ones online. The only problem was the voice of Diana - whoever read her sounded about 80!
The sight filled the northern sky; the imensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer. ~ Northern Lights
I only watched the film till about halfway through. I didn't like the girl, the 'uncle' was too sweet, the 'aunt' was fairly believable and everyone else hated her for some reason and thought she was a bad kid. Really weird.
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Oh, I loved Anne of Green Gables when i read them as a young teen-ager. I've reread them later, and then I love the first one best. When Anne was young and impulsive and had a lot of mishaps.
I read Anne of Ingleside later (translated much later) and hated it. Anne was such a submissive wife, thinking only of Gilbert's feeling. She put up with this dreadfaul aunt and never even spoke to Gilbert about it. The perfect wife but she did not stand up for herself (not surprising considering the times) but more shockingly, she did not stand up for her children's needs either. I got so angry with Anne (or rather L.M. Montgomery) that I could not even finish the book. Anne of Ingleside sort of ruined Anne for me.
I watched a Canadian series about Anne and another one which sounded like it would be about Anne but wasn't (The Road to Avonlea). I enjoyed it but of course a series is always different from the books.
I also loved the Emily books, the had a more melancholy tone. Both Anne and Emily are orphans, very popular in the classic girls books.
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