Words Wednesday: Lucy Maud Montgomery
It’s Words Wednesday! Today we’re featuring an Anne of Green Gables quote from beloved Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Perfect for this time of year, this Anne of Green Gables quote captures our love of all things autumn.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Published in 1908, Anne of Green Gables follows the life of young orphan girl Anne Shirley, who moves to a farm on Prince Edward Island. Although Anne was sent there mistakenly, the kind Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert take her in and agree to raise her. The title of the book comes from the name of the Cuthberts’ Avonlea farm, Green Gables.
Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has become one of the most beloved classics in young adult fiction. Montgomery wrote five sequels to Anne of Green Gables, the first of which is entitled Anne of Avonlea.
Anne of Green Gables quote
This Anne of Green Gables quote comes from Chapter 16, “Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results,” of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic young adult novel. (You can read or listen to this chapter online from Lit2Go!)
The full quote reads like this:
Anne reveled in the world of color about her.
“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill—several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.”
–Anne of Green Gables quote, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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