Anne of the Island is the third book in the eight-book Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery, about Anne Shirley and her friends. In this book, Anne leaves Green Gables for the first time to go to Redmond College and obtain a B.A. At the start of the book, Anne is 18, and at the end she is 22.


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New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves goodbye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport, and her frivolous new friend Philippa Gordon by her side, Anne tucks away her memories of rural Avonlea and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises... including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide whether she's ready for love. (from the 1998 Bantam Books reissue)


Chapter 1: The Shadow of ChangeEdit

Summer is over and Diana and Anne have been picking apples in the Green Gables orchard, but stop to have a rest and talk. Many changes have happened or will happen. Stephen Irving and Lavendar Lewis have been married for a week, though it seems longer. Mrs Rachel Lynde is preparing to move into Green Gables after the death of her husband. Diana is engaged, of course, and Anne, Gilbert and Charlie are getting ready to leave for Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Anne retrieves a letter from the post office and discovers that a friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant, will also be there. On the way home, Anne meets Gilbert, but feels uncomfortable when she senses something that may mar their friendship in his behaviour. At home, Davy confides in her (he is put out after missing seeing Dora falling down the stairs and skinning her nose). Davy is heedless and Anne careless, but she sends him to bed, and she herself goes to Victoria Island to daydream.

Chapter 2: Garlands of AutumnEdit

The last week speeds by quickly. The A.V.I.S. gives a farewell party in honour of Anne and Gilbert, which is held at Josie Pye's home. As founders of the Society, Anne is presented with a volume of Shakespeare's plays, and Gilbert with a fountain pen. Gilbert says something sentimental to Anne, and Anne snubs him by walking home with Charlie Sloane.

"She found, however, that revenge hurts nobody quite so much as the one who tries to inflict it."
—Anne's regrets

Gilbert 'airily' walks Ruby Gillis home, to Anne's discomfort. However, he drops by Green Gables the next evening and cheers up Anne, who is feeling a little down about leaving Prince Edward Island, by taking her for a walk. Marilla and Mrs Lynde are watching from the kitchen window, and Mrs Lynde speculates that Anne and Gilbert will 'be a match some day', though Marilla is less forthcoming, and says only, 'They're still children yet.'

Gilbert, meanwhile, takes Anne through the Haunted Wood to a single apple tree by a marsh. They have a companionable time there, and Anne declares of the apples: 'The fatal apple of Eden couldn't have had a rarer flavour.' The two of them discuss lightly Anne's plans for the future, and as they are walking home, Gilbert watches Anne and thinks, 'I wonder if I can ever make her care for me.'

Chapter 3: Greeting and FarewellEdit

Chapter 4: April's LadyEdit

Chapter 5: Letters From HomeEdit

Chapter 6: In the ParkEdit

Chapter 7: Home AgainEdit

Chapter 8: Anne's First ProposalEdit

Chapter 9: An Unwelcome Lover and a Welcome FriendEdit

Chapter 10: Patty's PlaceEdit

Chapter 11: The Round of LifeEdit

Chapter 12: "Averil's Atonement"Edit

Chapter 13: The Way of TransgressorsEdit

Chapter 14: The SummonsEdit

Chapter 15: A Dream Turned Upside DownEdit

Chapter 16: Adjusted RelationshipsEdit

Chapter 17: A Letter From DavyEdit

Chapter 18: Miss Josephine Remembers the Anne-GirlEdit

Chapter 19: An InterludeEdit

Chapter 20: Gilbert SpeaksEdit

Chapter 21: Roses of YesterdayEdit

Chapter 22: Spring and Anne Return to Green GablesEdit

Chapter 23: Paul Cannot Find the Rock PeopleEdit

Chapter 24: Enter JonasEdit

Chapter 25: Enter Prince CharmingEdit

Chapter 26: Enter ChristineEdit

Chapter 27: Mutual ConfidencesEdit

Chapter 28: A June EveningEdit

Chapter 29: Diana's WeddingEdit

Chapter 30: Mrs. Skinner's RomanceEdit

Chapter 31: Anne to PhilippaEdit

Chapter 32: Tea With Mrs. DouglasEdit

Chapter 33: "He Just Kept Coming and Coming"Edit

Chapter 34: John Douglas Speaks at LastEdit

Chapter 35: The Last Redmond Year OpensEdit

Chapter 36: The Gardners' CallEdit

Chapter 37: Full-Fledged B.A'sEdit

Chapter 38: False DawnEdit

Chapter 39: Deals With WeddingsEdit

Chapter 40: A Book of RevelationEdit

Chapter 41: Love Takes Up the Glass of TimeEdit


This setting of the book is in the mid-1880s. It starts in August 1883 and ends in summer 1887.


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Television series

Radio dramas

  • Anne of the Island (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

  • Lucy Maud Montgomery's original title for this book was Anne of Redmond, but her publisher changed it to Anne of the Island.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

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)
Spinoffs by L. M. Montgomery
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)
Related books
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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See also
The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career
Books universe
Anne of Green Gables series (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1908) (gallery · notes · read)
Anne of Avonlea (1909) (gallery · notes · read) · Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) (gallery · notes · read)
Anne of the Island (1915) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne's House of Dreams (1917) (gallery · notes · read)
Rainbow Valley (1919) (gallery · notes · read) · Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) (gallery · notes · read)
Rilla of Ingleside (1921) (gallery · notes · read) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1936) (gallery · notes)
Anne of Ingleside (1939) (gallery · notes) · The Road to Yesterday (1974) (gallery · notes)
Before Green Gables (2008) (gallery · notes) ·The Blythes Are Quoted (2009) (gallery · notes)
Chronicles of Avonlea
"The Hurrying of Ludovic" (read) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (read) · "Each in His Own Tongue" (read)
"Little Joscelyn" (read) · "The Winning of Lucinda" (read) · "Old Man Shaw's Girl" (read)
"Aunt Olivia's Beau" (read) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (read) · "Pa Sloane's Purchase" (read)
"The Courting of Prissy Strong" (read) · "The Miracle at Carmody" (read) · "The End of a Quarrel" (read)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
"Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat" (read) · "The Materializing of Cecil" (read) · "Her Father's Daughter" (read)
"Jane's Baby" (read) · "The Dream-Child" (read) · "The Brother Who Failed" (read) · "The Return of Hester" (read)
"The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily" (read) · "Sara's Way" (read) · "The Son of His Mother" (read)
"The Education of Betty" (read) · "In Her Selfless Mood" (read) · "The Conscience Case of David Bell" (read)
"Only a Common Fellow" (read) · "Tannis of the Flats" (read)
The Road to Yesterday
"An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins" · "Retribution" · "The Twins Pretend" · "Fancy's Fool"
"A Dream Comes True" · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Reconciliation"
"The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle" · "Here Comes the Bride"
"Brother Beware" · "The Road to Yesterday" · "A Commonplace Woman"
The Blythes Are Quoted
"Some Fools and a Saint" · "Twilight at Ingleside" (vignette) · "An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins"
"The Second Evening" (vignette) · "Retribution" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "The Twins Pretend"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "Fancy's Fool" · "The Fifth Evening" (vignette) · "A Dream Comes True"
"The Sixth Evening" (vignette) · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Seventh Evening" (vignette)
"The Reconciliation" · "The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle"
"Another Ingleside Twilight" (vignette) · "Brother Beware" · "The Second Evening" (vignette)
"Here Comes the Bride" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "A Commonplace Woman"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "The Road to Yesterday" · "Au Revoir" (vignette)
See also
L. M. Montgomery · Budge Wilson

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