Anne Shirley is the protagonist in a series of novels by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery. Anne is an orphan from Nova Scotia who was sent to P.E.I. by mistake, which is where she ended up moving in with two siblings and considering it home. The character is easily identifiable for her trademark red hair. She is imaginative and quite talkative. The series has been adapted to several films, a television series and several other mediums.

The Anne Shirley character would make her debut in Anne of Green Gables, published in June of 1908. The character would appear in several of Montgomery’s works, including seven direct sequels up until 1921. Below is a list of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books in order of when they were first published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Anne Shirley Books


Anne of Green Gables(1908) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of Avonlea(1909) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of the Island(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne's House of Dreams(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow Valley(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rilla of Ingleside(1921) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of Windy Poplars(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of Ingleside(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Anne Shirley Books


Anne of Green Gables(1908) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of Avonlea(1909) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of the Island(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of Windy Poplars(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne's House of Dreams(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anne of Ingleside(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow Valley(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rilla of Ingleside(1921) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Anne of Windy Poplars was also published as Anne of Windy Willows.

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