Whoah, Anne of Green Gables is a hundred years old!
The Guardian celebrates with an essay by Margaret Atwood which includes gems like:
The book was an instant success when it first appeared — Anne “is the dearest and most loveable child in fiction since the immortal Alice”, growled crusty, cynical Mark Twain […]
(I was going to quote more, but it won’t make any sense if you’re not an Anne-fan. And if you are, you’ll just want to read the whole thing.)