View Full Version : "Sultry Blonde" Anne of Green Gables Book Cover Causes Controversy

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02-07-2013, 01:18 AM
:eek: What were they thinking??


my little pony
02-07-2013, 01:23 AM
i dont remember her owning a plaid work shirt

that looks like a still from season 1 of dawson's creek

02-07-2013, 01:54 AM
It would appear that nobody involved in this decision had actually read the books!

02-07-2013, 02:17 AM
It's just wrong. :yikes:

02-07-2013, 02:34 AM
"it's blonde, ain't it?"

the girl let the braid drop back with a sigh that seemed to come from her very toes and to exhale forth all the sorrows of the ages.

"yes, it's blonde," she said resignedly. "now you see why i can't be perfectly happy. nobody could who had blonde, hair."

02-07-2013, 02:40 AM
This is so wrong.

02-07-2013, 02:52 AM
Well, she should have red hair, but I must say that when I read that she was "sultry," I was expecting something more along the lines of a plunging neckline, visible cleavage and a through-the-eyelashes come hither look. It sure wasn't something that would have looked right at home on a book in the 50s.

02-07-2013, 03:21 AM
As I saw on Twitter, Gilbert called her 'carrots', not 'turnips'.

02-07-2013, 04:13 AM
lol, that is hilarious. Whoever put that cover on there obviously knows NOTHING about the books, otherwise they would have known that they could have put ANYONE on the cover and it would have been fine AS LONG as she had red hair. I mean, "Anne of Green Gables" is practically synonymous with red hair, haha!

02-07-2013, 04:18 AM
...It sure wasn't something that would have looked right at home on a book in the 50s. Pulp novels excepted. I love the lurid covers of the 40s and 50s drugstore novels.

02-07-2013, 04:20 AM
Saw that the other day -- isn't it awful? Of course, the irony is that now this little self-published version is getting all kinds of attention that it wouldn't have gotten otherwise. I doubt it'll translate into sales, though, so their marketing strategy may have backfired on them.

02-07-2013, 04:23 PM
:eek: What were they thinking??

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/sexy-blonde-anne-green-gables-stirs-canadian-controversy-213951688.html:eek: I guess they decided to put an uncharacteristically casually-clad Ruby Gillis on the cover instead of Anne? :slinkaway

02-07-2013, 04:30 PM
A friend posted this on her Facebook page last week. My immediate response was "oh, it's Anne of Heartland." :lol:

Honestly, as wrong as this picture is (wrong era, demeanour, and obviously wrong haircolour) ... what disturbs me more is the fact that anyone can use "CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform" to just take Montgomery's text, slap a Photostock image on it, and sell it as theirs. I know that's how it works when a publishing copyright expires ... but it's still wrong in my book.

02-07-2013, 04:31 PM

02-07-2013, 05:09 PM
I'm a little surprised her estate didn't get the copyright extended, sometimes I believe they can do that.