The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables by Catherine Reid

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is a worldwide phenomenon that has sold over fifty million copies and inspired numerous films, plays, musicals, and television series. It has turned Prince Edward Island into a multimillion-dollar tourist destination visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. In The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables, Catherine Reid reveals how Lucy Maud Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscape inspired her to write Anne of ...


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TitleThe Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables
ISBN9781604697896
Author
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
PublisherTimber Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Travel, Cultural, Canada, Writing, Books About Books, Art, Photography
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Reviews The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

  • Cheri
    2018-01-10
    ”As in the novels that preceded it, the strong draw of Anne’s story is due as much to the orphan’s charisma as to the setting where it takes place – in her case, the wooded paths, the orchards in bloom, the fields stretching out to the sea. But the lasting gift of Anne of Green Gables is how the landscape also fuels Anne’s prodigious imagination; it’s where she goes when she needs sustenance; it’s the example that she’ll hold onto...
  • Schizanthus
    2017-10-29
    Calling all kindred spirits! Did you know that because of the success of Anne of Green Gables the second most successful industry on Prince Edward Island is tourism? Once you look at the gorgeous landscape photography in this book you'll want to book your trip as well.The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables has plenty of information about Anne's creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery, who preferred to be known as Maud (without an e). You'll gain insight i...
  • Krista
    2018-02-26
    Thanks to Timber Press, NetGalley, and the author Catherine Reid, for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Honestly, this is a 5-star book for me! My Mom and I shared a love of Anne of Green Gables. We read four or five of the books in the series out loud to each other as I was overcoming a health issue in my early twenties. We grew to love our kindred spirit, Anne. Our love of Anne and her descriptions of PEI prompted a...
  • Wendi Lee
    2017-09-20
    This book was lovely. I loved Anne of Green Gables when I was a child. I felt a real kinship with the red-haired orphan and her wild imagination, and imagined Prince Edward Island as beautifully lush and just as wild as Anne. I've always wanted to travel there to see the island for myself, but haven't had a chance yet. Reading The Landscapes that Inspired Anne of Green Gables, however, gives you a satisfying glimpse of what it's like. There are g...
  • Kristy K
    2017-11-06
    I took a few weeks hiatus from reading and came back to finish this lovely book of picturesque settings and glimpses into the past.This would make a stunning coffee table book. Filled with nostalgia, gorgeous pictures, and a brief then and now about Prince Edwards Islands, The Landscape of Anne of Green Gables was idyllic and perfect for a peaceful afternoon read. I especially liked how Reid discusses the parallels between Montgomery's and Anne's...
  • Alisha
    2017-10-24
    This book is a combination biography, textual commentary, and photographs about the love of nature that L.M. Montgomery and her creation Anne of Green Gables have in common.Any fan of L.M. Montgomery's work will enjoy this book. It manages to weave together the basic facts of L.M. Montgomery's life, from childhood through her sad death, and at the same time evoke happy memories from her novels, particularly the Anne ones.It's not hard to see that...
  • Dianna
    2017-12-01
    This book is a joy for a lifelong fan of L.M. Montgomery like me. It's packed with gorgeous photographs of Prince Edward Island and the historical sites from Montgomery's life and books. Also included are photographs taken by Montgomery and tidbits from her personal scrapbooks alongside plenteous quotes from her works and autobiography.In the last decade or so, producers, authors, and scholars have constantly been taking classic literature (such ...
  • Ashley Owens
    2018-03-26
    I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.I will most certainly be purchasing my own hard copy of this book! Just for the photographs alone! The pictures of Montgomery and her life, and especially of Prince Edward Island both in her time and in modern days were just stunning!This book made me not only want to go to P.E.I. IMMEDIATELY, but I also plan to find and buy some of Montgomery's journals as well. They are...
  • Marzie
    2017-10-21
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.As many of my friends and followers know, I retain an almost irrational love for Anne of Green Gables, decades after first reading the books one summer, returning to school, and finding that my bestie SleepingKoala45 (Wishful Thinking) had been on the exact same kick. (This was in the days before email and cell phones and stuff, people) SK45 and I spen...
  • Amy
    2018-01-21
    Much more than I imagined, this book takes you far beyond the 'Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables'. Almost immediately the author draws your attention to the connection between Anne & Maud herself. I would suppose that Diana Barry & Anne Shirley were not the original 'kindred spirits', but rather Anne & Maud are. There is much to learn about the similarities of the circumstances and upbringing that Maud endured. Despite not being totally orphaned...
  • Lara Maynard
    2018-03-03
    This book is so much more than I thought it would be. I expected a sort of attractive touristy selection of photos of Prince Edward Island, supported with some text. It turns out that this book is quite an in-depth look at the connection of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her beloved character Anne Shirley with Prince Edward Island. Yes, there are lots of lovely photos of PEI and sites associated with the author's family and the Anne stories, including ...
  • Storyheart
    2017-11-23
    A lovely book for every reader (like me) who felt she and Anne are kindred spirits. I enjoyed so much re-visiting the Anne of Green Gables stories through this book as well as seeing the pretty landscape of Prince Edward Island for the first time. The addition of biographical details on the parallels between Montgomery and her character was also quite interesting. All fans of L.M. Montgomery's work will enjoy this book and everyone who wants to v...
  • Camille
    2017-12-13
    The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores the real-life landscapes of Prince Edward Island that have influenced Lucy Maud Montgomery, as well as her connection to nature and the way she saw it. Catherine Reid also examines the similarities between Montgomery and Anne Shirley, as well as her other heroines briefly. She gives an account of L.M. Montgomery's life that is short yet it gives enough details to have a comprehensive idea of it.This...
  • Laura
    2017-09-19
    When I first went to London, I expected to see the London of Peter Pan, and Mary Poppins. But even 40 years ago, that London had long gone, destroyed by time, and WWII bombs. There were bits, bits, where you could see the old London, but they were far and few between. Sometimes great stories, set in areas will have to be visited only in your head. Just as the Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler has long since vanished.For the lucky ones, for the ones...
  • Tiffany
    2018-01-18
    "The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables" is a wonderful reading experience. One part nature photography, one part biography, and one part literary examination-this book is beautifully written and accompanied by often breathtaking images of PEI. I thought it was a perfect accompaniment for anyone that has spent time imagining the hills, flowers, and lanes Anne Shirley (L. Maud Montgomery) describes as she flabergasts Marilla and Mathew with her ex...
  • Pamela Priest
    2017-10-28
    What a great title for an amazing place on earth. This book shows and describes the wonderful landscape that Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables lived in. I read all of the Anne of Green Gables books when I was younger, and this book not only showed up the beautiful landscape, but made me realize that Anne was patterned after Lucy Maud Montgomery's life. Thank you for such a beautiful book! I will be ordered it in hardcopy when it comes...
  • Nathan Albright
    2017-10-15
    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]I consider myself at least a mild fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery and of her writings [1], for like her and like many of her characters I am a high-strung and sensitive person who feels compelled to write, has a deep appreciation of creation, and comes off to others as far more optimistic than I feel inside.  In short, I found this book deeply rela...
  • Monique
    2018-04-01
    Review written: April 2, 2018Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ Heat Rating: N/A An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. I admit to being disappointed in this book. I went into it with specific expectations based on the title and blurb and found the book to be primarily about something else entirely. I thought I was getting a book about Prince Edward Island - it's history, it's landscapes, how ...
  • ~Krystal
    2018-03-05
    I rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars for the following reasons:My Thoughts On This Book:The book starts off comparing Lucy Maude Montgomery (LMM) to Anne Shirley, from her Anne of Green Gables novels. It also depicts her thought process in how she wrote Anne's character. I enjoyed getting to know LMM through her written journal excerpts about her childhood and can see how people would think she as an author is similar to her character. It made ...
  • Susan Wachtel
    2017-12-28
    A Treasure That Will Make You Fall in Love All Over AgainWords fail me to describe how much I loved reading Catherine Reid’s newest book, The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables. I felt like I was opening a treasure each time I read from this book and gazed at the beautiful pictures of the breathtakingly beautiful Prince Edward Island. I first read Anne of Green Gables as a young adult and loved Lucy Maud Montgomery’s writing so much so that I...
  • Janet
    2017-10-17
    From the pubisher - Anne of Green Gables is a worldwide phenomenon that has sold over fifty million copies and inspired numerous films, plays, musicals, and television series. It has turned Prince Edward Island into a multimillion-dollar tourist destination visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. In No Spot on Earth More Lovely, Catherine Reid reveals how Lucy Maud Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscape inspired her to writ...
  • Gayle Noble
    2017-10-11
    From the time I first read Anne of Green Gables (and the sequels), many a happy hour of my childhood was spent imagining myself as Anne, 'discovering' and 'naming' new places, and acquiring a love of poetry, and Gilbert Blythe was one of my first book crushes. In 1985, I fell in love with Anne and Gilbert all over again when I watched the TV mini-series with Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie (RIP), and Prince Edward Island gained top spot on my ...
  • Kristin
    2018-01-24
    This book was a complete treasure! Anyone who has read and loved the Anne of Green Gables series (or is even just interested in the life and process of great writers) will absolutely love this book. You can literally watch Anne's character and story come to life throughout these pages. Filled with quotations from her novels & various writings, as well as a ton of interesting & pertinent biographical information, Lucy Maud Montgomery's world comes...
  • C.R. Elliott
    2018-01-07
    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*The reason I have given this book five stars is that even in the ebook format this was a beautiful book! The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables delves into the physical landscape of Prince Edward Island including modern and historic pictures. The pictures are stunning, the landscape is beautiful. I would not have expected to enjoy the ebook version as much as I did but it still co...
  • Carrie Sprys
    2017-10-19
    Anne of Green Gables and the fictional village of Avonlea were such a part of my childhood that I was delighted to revisit the area in this book, No Spot on Earth More Lovely: The Landscapes that Inspired Anne of Green Gables. This is more than a book of photography; it brings to life the areas on Prince Edward Island which inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery to create such an imaginative and safe place for her characters to blossom and her read...
  • Liz
    2017-12-13
    I loved the Anne of Green Gables books! Reading this brought be back to those days. I forgot what a lyrical writer Maud Montgomery was! Catherine Reid has taken Maud's prose and juxtaposed it with photographs of nature and the grounds that Anne and Maud both haunted. I loved the insight that Maud's life had on her writings and how Catherine illustrated that with both photographs from Maud's time, her scrapbooks, and the facts of her life. The edi...
  • Nancy
    2018-03-28
    So I read a digital copy of this, which is fine. On a nice screen where you can get a full two-page spread happening? Great. But this book was made to be held, to see the beautiful photography printed and not altered by screen variations.Beyond the photographs, the text does a nice job weaving between the real and fictional worlds, which can be challenging with LM Montgomery's work. Much of the material covers the beauty of Prince Edward Island a...
  • Judy
    2018-01-20
    The Anne of Green Gables series was my daughter's favorite growing up. She read them several times, and I read them because she so loved them. The Landscape of Anne of Green Gables brought back so many details from the series to me that I thought I had forgotten.Not only are the pictures breathtakingly beautiful, but the book provides an incredibly interesting insight into the life of L. M. Montgomery. I did not realize the parallels between her ...
  • Misti
    2018-03-27
    *I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*Growing up, I was a huge AoGG fan. Introduced to the stories in 4th grade (1989) I soon became engrossed in the world that L.M. Montgomery had created. When the Sullivan Ent. movies were available on Disney and later the Road to Avonlea series, I became even more engrossed. Over the years I finally read the majority of LMM's catalog and she ranks up there as my favorite author. Whe...
  • Lori
    2018-02-22
    This was a must read for me. I love Anne of Green Gables and spent time watching the television series as we followed Anne Shirley's spunky character on her escapades while she took sleigh rides over snow covered hills and wandered through red clay paths skirted with lush trees and scenic farmland. Yes, many years ago, I along with millions of other readers, fell in love with the landscape of Green Gables, located in Cavendish in the Prince Edwar...