Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne of Windy Poplars

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Anne Shirley has left Redmond College and Green Gables behind to begin a new chapter of her life in the "dreaming town" of Summerside. She's soon facing an unexpected challenge, however, in the form of the Pringles--also known as the royal family of Summerside. They quickly let Anne know that she's not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into her cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she also has great allies in two elderly widows, Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty, and their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. Slowly, she begins to unravel Summerside's strangest secrets--revealing everything in letters to Gilbert, who's away at medical school. And in the end, Anne's able to win the support of even the prickly Pringles, in what is only the first of many delicious triumphs.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©1936.
ISBN: 9781770497375
Characteristics: 345 pages l,20 cm

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nastyaloots
Jun 23, 2017

Anne of Windey Poplars was not as Romantic as I expected it to be. I hoped there would be more scenes with Gilbert and more discription about events in Avonlea (the twins, Mrs. Lynde and Marilla, Diana and Fred). Other wise the book was great and I definatly reccomend it!

A welcome (personal) change from the soap-opera-trainwreck of Anne of the Island, Anne Shirley is then comfortably set up in a house on Spook's Lane, Windy Poplars. There she navigates many a turmoil and fracas, and comforts many the distraught personage: which would have the tendency to turn it saccharine if there wasn't a good deal of ditzy airheads, grouchy curmudgeons, and cantankerous, chattery elders.

It is recorded in epistolary format, crossed with third-person. Anne's letters to Gilbert provide a loving testament to her effusive character, and her adorable prose--and that of Maud (there's something about her that makes one want to refer to her by a comfy name)--lights up the book. It is truly magical.

If one would wish to become nitpicky, it is saccharine and formulaic in the middle, and strange in reference to Lewis and Anne's peregrination--prior characters are almost totally omitted (tragically) but in all, it is a lovely, beautifully written, classic.

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11funny
Oct 12, 2011

This is the fourth installment in the classic "Anne" series. It pictures a young-woman Anne during her three-year engagement to Gilbert Blythe (and we all knew that was coming). A good deal is taken up by Annes letters to loved ones (mostly for Gilbert, though the good parts are censored *sigh*). It is not quite as romantic as I expected, though it is still quite good, and if you want to understand the following installments fully, it is a good idea to read this one. Four starry grey eyes out of five.

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phuong_nguyen00
Jul 26, 2010

This is book was far less romantic than i expected it to be.And it's mostly told in letter format,not normal book format.The previous book,(Anne of the Island) had a better plot.

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lisahiggs
May 16, 2010

This book answers the question about what Anne was doing during her (at least) three-year engagement to Gilbert Blythe. As I am reading the Anne books in order of Anne’s age, and not in order of publication, this wasn’t a question that had occurred to me.

The answer is that Anne moved away to become the principal of a school in another town. As in Anne Of Avonlea, the reader gets very few looks into the classroom – Anne’s three years are related mostly by her adventures in the evenings and on weekends. These adventures include an almost ghost story, censored love letters to Gilbert, and an adult spanking scene!

This installment is the fourth by order of Anne’s age, but seventh by order of publication, and it feels exactly like a late-in-the-day offering tacked onto a popular series, almost like a reunion episode of your favourite TV show.

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