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Anne at Project Gutenberg

Since reading Before Green Gables last weekend, I’ve been wanting to re-read the original Anne books, but didn’t have any copies at hand. It only occurred to me today that, of course, the books are in the public domain and would be available online in Project Gutenberg. (It should have sprung into my head sooner, since I have one of our cataloguers working on a project to add PG links in our library catalogue when the book is available electronically online.)

Should you be in a similar boat, why not go have a read, or download the books in audio format?

  1. Anne of Green Gables (audio)
  2. Anne of Avonlea (audio)
  3. Anne of the Island (audio)
  4. Anne of Windy Poplars*
  5. Anne’s House of Dreams
  6. Anne of Ingleside*
  7. Rainbow Valley
  8. Rilla of Ingleside

(*These two are still under copyright in the U.S., but in the public domain in Canada and Australia.)

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (TV movie)

The new Anne

The "new" Anne

If I ever knew it, I forgot it, but did you know that a new TV movie is being made in the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ franchise? Like the book I mentioned below, it is a prequel focusing on Anne Shirley’s life before arriving at Green Gables.

Is that little redhead not adorable? According to Wikipedia, her name is Hannah Endicott-Douglas.

On an only tangentially related topic, did you notice the format of the webpage linked to above? Apparently, they are called ‘lenses’ and are created and maintained by ‘lensmasters’, and the goal is to gather, on a single page, all the most relevant information about a single topic. They seem to function somewhat the way that pathfinders do in the library field. Who knew? Having spent part of my day brushing up on my French techno vocabulary–and did you know that the French for podcast is balado?–it’s a little demoralizing to realize there are whole new formats out there of which I’ve never heard. And on a more positive note, yay!, there are whole new formats out there to discover!

But given the way I bounce from topic to topic, wouldn’t you agree that blogs are much more my thing? 🙂