Anne of Avonlea is the second book in the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery. In this book, Anne Shirley, the protagonist, is sixteen and has taken up the post of teacher in her small village of Avonlea. Anne of Avonlea chronicles her adventures from age sixteen to age eighteen.


my former teacher,
in grateful remembrance of her
sympathy and encouragement."


At age sixteen, Anne is grown up... almost. Her grey eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables and wonders about the strange behavior of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone. (from the 1998 Bantam Books reissue)


Chapter 1: An Irate NeighborEdit

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Chapter 2: Selling in Haste and Repenting at LeisureEdit

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Chapter 3: Mr. Harrison at HomeEdit

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Chapter 4: Different OpinionsEdit

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Chapter 5: A Full-fledged Schoolma'amEdit

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Chapter 6: All Sorts and Conditions of Men ... and WomenEdit

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Chapter 7: The Pointing of DutyEdit

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Chapter 8: Marilla Adopts TwinsEdit

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Chapter 9: A Question of ColourEdit

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Chapter 10: Davy in Search of a SensationEdit

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Chapter 11: Facts and FanciesEdit

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Chapter 12: A Jonah DayEdit

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Chapter 13: A Golden PicnicEdit

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Chapter 14: A Danger AvertedEdit

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Chapter 15: The Beginning of VacationEdit

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Chapter 16: The Substance of Things Hoped ForEdit

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Chapter 17: A Chapter of AccidentsEdit

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Chapter 18: An Adventure on the Tory RoadEdit

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Chapter 19: Just a Happy DayEdit

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Chapter 20: The Way It Often HappensEdit

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Chapter 21: Sweet Miss LavendarEdit

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Chapter 22: Odds and EndsEdit

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Chapter 23: Miss Lavendar's RomanceEdit

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Chapter 24: A Prophet in His Own CountryEdit

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Chapter 25: An Avonlea ScandalEdit

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Chapter 26: Around the BendEdit

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Chapter 27: An Afternoon at the Stone HouseEdit

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Chapter 28: The Prince Comes Back to the Enchanted PalaceEdit

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Chapter 29: Poetry and ProseEdit

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Chapter 30: A Wedding at the Stone HouseEdit

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This setting of the book is in the early 1880s. It starts in August 1881 and ends in August 1883.


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Television series

Radio dramas

  • Anne of Avonlea (1979), a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It was directed by Maria Wachowiak and starred Anna Romantowska as Anne.

Television films and miniseries



  • Anne & Gilbert (since 2005), a stage production that has been playing since 2005. Its first act is based on Anne of Avonlea, while the second part is based on Anne of the Island. It follows very closely to the books, with only a few minor changes.

Audio dramas


Behind the scenesEdit


Hattie Gordon Smith

  • Anne of Avonlea is dedicated to Hattie Gordon Smith, Lucy Maud Montgomery's favourite teacher who taught her in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, when Montgomery was fourteen years old. Miss Gordon was probably the first teacher who helped Montgomery cultivate her writing talent.
  • Montgomery began writing this book in winter 1908 and finished it on August 3, 1909.
  • The original manuscript of Anne of Avonlea no longer exists.

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Original series
Anne of Green Gables series (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1908) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Avonlea (1909) (gallery · notes · read)
Anne of the Island (1915) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) (gallery · notes)
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Ingleside (1939) (gallery · notes)
Rainbow Valley (1919) (gallery · notes · read) · Rilla of Ingleside (1921) (gallery · notes · read)
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Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) (gallery · notes · read) · Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) (gallery · notes · read)
The Road to Yesterday (1974) (gallery · notes) · The Blythes Are Quoted (2009) (gallery · notes)
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The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook (1985) by Kate Macdonald (gallery · notes)
Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L. M. Montgomery (2008) by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
Before Green Gables (2008) by Budge Wilson (gallery · notes)
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