Ann of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery

After falling in love with Japanese  Oshin Serial I was really looking for other good serial ( drama) from Japan and I happened to come across a comment in Facebook that Oshin fans will love Hanako to Anne

and truly I did fall in love with that series too! Not only me our family including my 7 year old daughter have started watching Hanako to Anne. I will write in detail about that series in another episode. In that story Hanako translates the Anne of Green Gables from English to Japanese. Thus I was searching for the book Anne of Green Gables and found it in wikipedia. I really look forward to read this series.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The author of this series is Lucy Maud Montgomery. Montgomery was a Canadian author. She lost her mother when she was only a baby of 21 months. Depressed by the death of wife, her father left her in the care of her grandparents. Most of her childhood spent in loneliness. Hence she created friends in an imaginary world. This is how her creativity grew with no bounds. She became a teacher and preferred that profession as it gave her more time to concentrate on her writing work. She wrote her first novel Anne of Green Gables in 1908 which was a huge success and was followed by series of books.

Anne of Green Gables series

First page of “Anne of Green Gables”, published in 1908

  1. Anne of Green Gables (1908)
  2. Anne of Avonlea (1909)
  3. Anne of the Island (1915)
  4. Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)
  5. Anne’s House of Dreams (1917)
  6. Anne of Ingleside (1939)
  7. Rainbow Valley (1919)
  8. Rilla of Ingleside (1921)

Being tall, slim and fair, she had many admirers from the opposite sex. Though she got proposals from many prospective grooms she could not accept them as they were either dominating and did not understand her passion towards writing or some of them were narrow minded. In 1911 she married Ewen MacDonald. She gave birth to three sons. She died at the age of 67 on April 24th 1942.

Her book Anne of Green Gables became very popular in Japan, and was also included in the national curriculum in 1952. And with the airing of Hanako and Anne in Television it must have become more and more popular. Thus most of the Japanese visit her birth place green gabled victorian farmhouse in the town of Cavendish on Prince Edward Island.

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