Saturday, February 9

That about covers it

courtesy of Kindred Thread
I am astonished, and I am certain author L.M. Montgomery would be horrified.

I know my dear friend Anne of Green Gables is.

Someone recently self published a trilogy of Anne's books (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of The Island) as Anne of Green Gables: Three in One Set with a new, um, updated cover.

If you have ever read Montgomery's 1908 classic, Anne is a 10-year-old red-haired orphan.

She is NOT a blonde temptress.

Anne of Green Gables is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before Jan. 1, 1923.

Montgomery died in 1942, so this work is also in the public domain in countries where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years (or less).

Interestingly enough, the recent controversy about the cover seems to have reached Amazon since the cover is no longer displayed.

Oh darn.

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