Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote the nine book Anne set. After several attemps of trying to get Anne of Green Gables published Maud placed the story in a hat box. Several years later she looked in the hatbox and saw the story. She rewrote the story and then began to resend it to publishers until L.C. Page accepted the story.
Anne of Green Gables quickly became popular and the public soon began to ask for more stories about Anne.
Maud wrote nineteen books and over one hundred short stories.
One can find copies at many places including new and used bookstores. For on-line possibilites try Amazon.com, Sullivan Boutique, and eBay.com .
Anne of Green Gables published in 1908
Anne of Avonlea published in 1909
Anne of the Island published in 1915
Anne's House of Dreams published in 1917
Rainbow Valley published in 1919
Rilla of Ingleside published in 1920
Anne of Windy Poplars (Canadian tite: Anne of Windy Willows published in 1936
Anne of Ingleside published in 1939
This is the reading order.
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne's House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rilla of Ingleside
There are also two other books that take place in Avonlea. Anne is in only one story.
Chronicles of Avonlea
Further Chronicles of Avonlea