Anne of Green Gables
|Name:||Anne of Green Gables|
|Creator:||Lucy Maud Montgomery|
|Date(s):||1908 - 1939 (novels)|
1985, 1987, 2000, 2008 (films)
1989 - 1996 (TV series)
2000 – 2001 (Animated series)
|Medium:||novels, films, television series, animated series|
|Country of Origin:||Canada (written and set in), United States (published)|
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Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery that spanned to five sequels, and several other books.
Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Anne of Green Gables fandom appears on Archive of Our Own, FanFiction.net, where fans post fanfiction, and DeviantART, where fans various fanart of the characters. There is some fannish activity on Tumblr and Pinterest.
"Gilbert Blythe" trended on Twitter on April 18, 2015 after fans of the series and actor Jonathan Crombie heard of his sudden passing on April 15. Fans posted fanart, screencaps, and gifs on Twitter and Tumblr in honor of the character that thousands fell in love since the 1980s when the films were released.
""Gilbert was many people's first love," wrote Sarah Larson for The New Yorker on Monday in one of several pieces about this very phenomenon. "Crombie gave Gilbert caring, intelligence, and dreaminess: qualities that enchant seventh-grade girls."
Plenty of women who were in their adolescence during the late 1980's have indeed been mourning the loss of the handsome man who portrayed Gilbert Blythe on screen — but they're far from alone.It would appear as though, just like the wider Anne of Green Gables franchise, Crombie has continued to rack up new fans from all over the world since the final film aired on CBC TV in 2000."
Archives & Fannish Links
- Omar, Mohamed. "Jonathan Crombie Dead: Anne Of Green Gables Actor Was 48". Huffington Post Canada. 19 April 2015. (Accessed 16 May 2015)
- Gilbert Blythe lives on through Anne of Green Gables internet fandoms. CBC. 21 April 2015. (accessed 16 May 2015)