If you have read the original classic and best-selling novel that is Anne of Green Gables, you should be sharing your thoughts with others. If you have read the book a few times over, no doubt you have passed the tale on to your children and grandchildren and, who knows, perhaps even, great-grandchildren. Doing so means that you are passing on a national treasure. This would be the case if you are Canadian.
You would have to be a legend of your times to have seen the original movie classic. Nevertheless, all classic lovers, of both print and film, can now watch the latest award winning rendition of the life and times of one of Canada’s most enduring characters on an Anne of Green Gables DVD. This DVD is packed with the Emmy Award-winning production that was shot on the treasured Prince Edward Island of Canada.
It is described as a delicate epic full of wit, style and emotional power by one critical reviewer. Another in-print reviewer believes that we will all be swept up into the Green Gables lifestyle. Never mind the enduring characters that surround young Anne Shirley, who would want to leave Prince Edward Island in any event. You could describe this rendition as a coming of age story, narrating how an inadequate but always so sure of herself girl transforms herself into a heroic and charming young woman who has attracted the whims of important others.
Anne describes her life as being the ‘perfect graveyard of buried hopes’. Whether reading these words, or listening to them, it can only offer inspiration to the modern girl who is faced with similar predicaments. You learn that all is not bad and all can be overcome.