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Shirley, Anne (Fictitious character)


  • [Anne Shirley is a fictional character first introduced in Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Through the series of books it is known that she was born in March, 1865, orphaned at age 3 months, and moved from Hopetown orphanage at age 11 from which point on she is most closely associated with Green Gables in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. She gives up writing short stories shortly after becoming a mother, but continues to write poems throughout her life.]

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  • Variants

    • Shirley, Anne, 1865-
    • Blythe, Anne (Fictitious character)
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1865-03
    • Descriptor

        Fictitious characters
    • Descriptor

        Orphans
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        (afset) Orphans
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        Canadians
    • Descriptor

        Prince Edward Islanders
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Canada
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Prince Edward Island
    • Gender

        Females
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    • Occupation

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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Shirley, Anne, 1865-
  • Sources

    • found: Anne of Windy Poplars, 1996:p. 3 (Letter from Anne Shirley, B.A., Principal of Summerside High School, to Gilbert Blythe, medical student at Redmond College, Kingsport; Windy Poplars, Spook's Lane, Summerside, P.E.I.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 15, 2013(Anne Shirley is a fictional character introduced in the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Said to be born in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia; born in March, 1865; orphaned at age 3 months; age 11, moved from Hopetown orphanage to Green Gables, Avonlea, Prince Edward Island; B.A., Redmond College, Kingsport, Nova Scotia; marries Gilbert Blythe and moves to Four Winds, P.E.I.; has a total of seven children born between approximately 1891-99; family moves to Glen St. Mary; though Anne gives up writing short stories shortly after becoming a mother, she continues to write poems throughout her life)
    • found: Anne's school days, 2020:CIP summary (a chapter book about Anne Shirley's school days, inspired by L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 1, 2020(Anne's House of Dreams; novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery; from a series of books written primarily for girls and young women, about a young girl named Anne Shirley; book begins with Anne and Gilbert's wedding; characters: Anne Blythe (née Shirley) -- The heroine. She marries Gilbert and moves in with him at the house of dreams; Gilbert Blythe -- A doctor who marries Anne before they move into the house of dreams, from which he commutes for work)
  • General Notes

    • [Anne Shirley is a fictional character first introduced in Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Through the series of books it is known that she was born in March, 1865, orphaned at age 3 months, and moved from Hopetown orphanage at age 11 from which point on she is most closely associated with Green Gables in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. She gives up writing short stories shortly after becoming a mother, but continues to write poems throughout her life.]
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  • Change Notes

    • 2013-04-29: new
    • 2020-04-02: revised
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