Final Book in the Anne of Green Gables Series To Be Released This Fall
The final novel is to contain 'darker' themes but as this recent Guardian article notes, darker themes are not unknown to L.M. Montgomery's work. In the course of the series, Anne struggles with loss, romantic entanglements and attempting to balance her work as a writer with married life (issues Montgomery herself dealt with). That Montgomery's death was a suicide (revealed just last year) is reason enough to believe that the author and her works are not the paragons of sunny old-fashioned charm that they are so often ascribed to be. Indeed, this is why the books resonate to this day, with both adults and children - they talk down to neither, nor pretend that life is charmed, but, with their streaks of reckless fancy, leave us dreaming and hopeful always.
Here's one of the covers as I remember them, as part of my old box set, sitting in my hometown of Avondale. I really need to get that back...
Posted by B.Kienapple at 9:00 AM