CANADA HISTORY - Places-Landmarks

Anne of Green Gables

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One of the most heartfelt and endearing stories in Canadian literature is Lucy Maud Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley. The book tells the story of an older brother and sister who live in a rural area of Prince Edward Island and decided that they need a young person to help out on the farm and they decided to adopt a boy. A girl shows up from the adoption agency and the story expands from there.

The portrait that Montgomery paints of Canadian life, Experiences, culture and values captures the period so accurately that the book became an international best seller and PEI the destination of many travellers who want to visit the home of Anne.

A recreation of the location of the story is presented in Cavendish PEI which served as the real site of many of the scenes that Montgomery weaves into her books. Japan had included Anne of Green Gables in their educational curriculum since 1952 and not only do large numbers of Japanese tourists visit the site but many choose t have their weddings at the farmhouse.

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