Anne of Green Gables is beyond question the most popular girl heroine in recent years. Poets, statesmen, humorists, critics, and the great public have lost their hearts to the charming Anne. Anne of Green Gables is not a book of a season, to attain a wide popularity for a brief space and sink into oblivion with many another "best seller," but its literary merit is such that it is bound to have a permanent place in literature and continue to increase in popularity with each succeeding season.
"In Anne of Green Gables you will find the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice." Mark Twain in a letter lo Francis Wilson.