EBOOK / KINDLE [Anne's House of Dreams]
While of course LM Montgomery s Anne s House of Dreams describes Anne and Gilbert s life as newlyweds the novel should also and eually be considered not only as the most sentimental but also in my opinion as the most obviously and deliberately poetic and philosophical of the
of Green Gables stories It celebrates home passion the all important bonds of deep affection not to mention glorifying the caressing
anne of green gables stories it celebrates home
and enchanting magic and lyrical pull of the sea of the ocean sometimes with a trifle too much overt emotionality enchanting magic and lyrical pull of the sea of the ocean sometimes with a trifle too much overt emotionality be sure but frankly I for one have always both appreciated and much enjoyed that Anne s House of Dreams is not just the account of the Blythes newly wedded bliss For indeed and in fact if one considers Anne s House of Dreams as a whole as an all encompassing entity Anne s House of Dreams is primarily an account of the immense and lasting importance of deep rooted and lasting adult friendships and relationships Leslie Moore and Anne Blythe The Blythes friendship with Captain Jim and yes even Anne and Gilbert while of course now married have always considered their bond with one another first and foremost as a link between good comrades between good and sweet friends and yes one also and of course cannot and should not forget Miss Cornelia Bryant who even though she always and forever claims to despise men is still engaged in a very deep and personal friendship not only with Anne and Leslie but also with both Gilbert and Captain Jim And therefore in Anne s House of Dreams not only Anne and Gilbert s marriage but actually almost ALL of the diverse relationships presented and featured by LM Montgomery tend to evocatively and caressingly conjure up a specifically enchanted and poetic environs and landscape where to uote Miss Cornelia the race that nows Joseph where indred spirits are able to live thrive and feel both safe and loved and indeed also somewhat protected And while sadness tragedy and even possible evil although horrors certainly do threaten and raise their dangerous thorns at times in the end home love friendship and trust are omnipresently there to always rebuild and reaffirm Now for those readers who are used to LM Montgomery s fiction being primarily positive accounts of sugar spice and everything nice Anne s House of Dreams might well be a bit of a shock to their reading expectations as both Leslie Moore s life story as well as Anne s own tragedy of her firstborn daughter dying immediately post birth do
Rather Vividly Demonstrate And vividly demonstrate and out that LM Montgomery was both well aware that life can also often be filled with sadness and pain and that she was also than willing to depict this to actually put this down on paper and indeed to even have her main protagonist to have Anne ShirleyBlythe experience this And actually for me perso. Anne's own true love Gilbert Blythe is finally a doctor and in the sunshine of the old orchard among their dearest friends they are about to speak their vows Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together. Nally it is in fact and indeed the episodes of
depicted and related sadness and primarily both Leslie Moore s sad story of thwarted love and being sold in and related sadness primarily both Leslie Moore s sad story of thwarted love and being basically sold in and Anne Blythe losing her first born child immediately after birth that do make Anne s House of Dreams such an enjoyable and also sadly realistic tale a story rendered all the lovely and satisfying by the fact that the pain and tragedy of Leslie s and Anne s experiences then later make both Leslie finding and marrying Owen Ford and Anne giving birth to a healthy baby to little Jem all the sweet although I do indeed realise and accept that some readers might possibly find how Leslie Moore s story is related and how it unfolds a bit too over the top and unbelievable I enjoyed this though not as much as precious books I still love Anne and Gilbert and I really love all the new characters and Four Winds Just so lovely Anne s House of Dreams Anne of Green Gables 5 LM Montgomery Anne s House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery It was first published in 1917 by McClelland Goodchild and Stewart The novel is I originally read the entire Anne series when I was 11 In fact the Anne books were among the first ones I bought with my money money I had earned doing odd chores or watching my younger brothers for an hour or twoI recently went to an event at the Margaret Mitchell House featuring romance authors and one of the uestions was What s your favorite literary iss I started thinking about my own answer and decided it might be the very end of Anne of the Island FINALLY Anne realized she and Gilbert were meant to be That led to a re reading of the end of Anne of the Island and before I Charlestown Blues knew it I had flipped the Kindle to Anne s House of Dreams alas I don t possess Anne of Windy Poplars in e formAnne s House of Dreams was among my favorite Anne books and it held up for me all these many years later I think it s the most personal of the Anne books the most poignant Montgomery wrote many angry and disillusioned characters but in my opinion Leslie Moore is the most nuanced character in the entire series and that includes Anne It s also the most romantic book in the series there s not only the sweet newlywed relationship between Anne and Gilbert but also Captain Jim and Lost Margaret Leslie and Owen And the setting is romance personified an out of the way cottage a wild seashore a lighthouse still manually operated by itseeper This is not the close nit village of Avonlea or the large rambling center of town Ingleside manor where Anne and Gilbert will raise their family In those books the greater community plays a large role in Anne s life Anne s House of Dreams is self contained centering on a smaller cast of characters Anne Gilbert and their immediate neighbors Miss Cornelia Leslie and. And their own dream house on the misty purple shores of Four Winds HarborA new life means fresh problems to solve fresh surprises Anne and Gilbert will make new friends and meet their neighbors Captain Jim the lighth. Captain Jim In fact dreams is very apropos because there is a dream like uality to much of the book Anne is often referred to as a dreamer of dreams most of them centering around building a family with Gilbert Captain Jim Sees Lost Margaret In His Dreams Leslie Lost Margaret in his dreams Leslie dreams are dead or so she thinks Even Gilbert refers to his dreams coming true and hates to argue with Anne lest he finds his marriage to his long sought after love is nothing but a waking dream But for all the dream references this is also along with Rilla of Ingleside the most poignant of the Anne novels There is plenty
of romance and even humor in the form of Miss Cornelia but romance and even humor in the form of Miss Cornelia but tragedy and sadness This is the last book to focus exclusively on Anne subseuent books are about the children than her and Anne is truly a grown up by the end a wife a mother a survivor of grief and joyI find the reviews disappointed in Anne s choice to marry Gilbert and become a wife and mother ratherpuzzling Anne is a product of her times More important she is a product of LM Montgomery s particular times Anne was never set up to be a bohemian or to flout society Anne wanted than anything to fit in and have a family of her own go read the scene in Anne of Green Gables where Matthew gives her the dress with the puffed sleeves She doesn t settle for Gilbert she actively chooses to be with him Anne had examples of women who chose careers away from home instead of marriage before her Stella went to Vancouver Jane went out West and landed a millionaire true but it wasn t Jane s stated goal Aunt Jamesina s daughter was a missionary in India Katherine became a secretary to a globe trotting MP And Anne saw that women could remain unmarried and still lead productive lives Marilla being only one example So she could have followed in their footstepsBut Anne LOVES That is Anne s great gift She loves people unconditionally She gave love to Matthew and Marilla to Davy and Dora to Diana and Phil and Katherine and Leslie She s everyone s favorite confidante not because she s some saccharine two dimensional Mary Sue but because Anne demonstrates a deep and abiding interest in and care for others For Anne to chose career over love and a family of her own just wouldn t be in her character At all Creating a home and a community for Gilbert and their family and for Leslie Captain Jim Miss Cornelia and all the other characters who spend time in her house than their own that s Anne s true calling Is it anti feminist Not at all Anne isn t held back she isn t put down she doesn t owtow to Gilbert In fact he than anyone nows that Anne had plenty of choices and he s still amazed and grateful that she chose him Also written in 1917 people If anything Montgomery is rather subversive in showing that women truly call the shots in the communities she creates. Ouse attendant with his sad stories of the sea; Miss Cornelia Bryant the lady who speaks from the heart and speaks her mind; and the tragically beautiful Leslie Moore into whose dark life Anne shines a brilliant light.