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March 31, 2008

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Anne Shirley Forever

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.)

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Posted March 31, 2008 at 9:46 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted

Comments

Gosh. It's the rare literary essay--or even subject--that can have one weepy eyed even amidst major critical disagreements.

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