Anne's House of Dreams is the fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery. It centres on 25-year-old Anne Shirley, who has just married Gilbert Blythe and settled into a lovely house in Four Winds.


"To Laura, in memory of the olden time."


Anne's own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together and their own dream house, on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbour.

A new life means fresh problems to solve, fresh surprises. Anne and Gilbert will make new friends and meet their neighbours, Captain Jim, the lighthouse attendant, with his sad stories of the sea, Miss Cornelia Bryant, the lady who speaks from the heart - and speaks her mind - and the tragically beautiful Leslie Moore, into whose dark life Anne shines a brilliant light. (from the 1998 Bantam Books reissue)


Chapter 1: In the Garret of Green GablesEdit

Chapter 2: The House of DreamsEdit

Chapter 3: The Land of Dreams AmongEdit

Chapter 4: The First Bride of Green GablesEdit

Chapter 5: The Home ComingEdit

Chapter 6: Captain JimEdit

Chapter 7: The Schoolmaster's BrideEdit

Chapter 8: Miss Cornelia Comes to CallEdit

Chapter 9: An Evening at Four Winds PointEdit

Chapter 10: Leslie MooreEdit

Chapter 11: The Story of Leslie MooreEdit

Chapter 12: Leslie Comes OverEdit

Chapter 13: A Ghostly EveningEdit

Chapter 14: November DaysEdit

Chapter 15: Christmas at Four WindsEdit

Chapter 16: New Year's Eve at the LightEdit

Chapter 17: A Four Winds WinterEdit

Chapter 18: Spring DaysEdit

Chapter 19: Dawn and DuskEdit

Chapter 20: Lost MargaretEdit

Chapter 21: Barriers Swept AwayEdit

Chapter 22: Miss Cornelia Arranges MattersEdit

Chapter 23: Owen Ford ComesEdit

Chapter 24: The Life-Book of Captain JimEdit

Chapter 25: The Writing of the BookEdit

Chapter 26: Owen Ford's ConfessionEdit

Chapter 27: On the Sand-BarEdit

Chapter 28: Odds and EndsEdit

Chapter 29: Gilbert and Anne DisagreeEdit

Chapter 30: Leslie DecidesEdit

Chapter 31: The Truth Makes FreeEdit

Chapter 32: Miss Cornelia Discusses the AffairEdit

Chapter 33: Leslie ReturnsEdit

Chapter 34: The Ship o' Dreams Comes to the HarbourEdit

Chapter 35: Politics at Four WindsEdit

Chapter 36: Beauty for AshesEdit

Chapter 37: Miss Cornelia Makes a Startling AnnouncementEdit

Chapter 38: Red RosesEdit

Chapter 39: Captain Jim Crosses the BarEdit

Chapter 40: Farewell to the House of DreamsEdit


This setting of the book is in the early 1890s. It starts in August 1890 and ends in September 1892.


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Radio dramas

  • Anne's House of Dreams (1979), a Polish radio drama, originally produced and broadcast in 1979. It was directed by Maria Wachowiak and starred Anna Romantowska as Anne.

Audio dramas

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Anne's House of Dreams is dedicated to Laura Pritchard Agnew, Montgomery's friend from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Laura and her brother Will were one of Montgomery's first kindred spirits. To honour her childhood friends, Montgomery later modeled Diana Barry after Laura and Gilbert Blythe after Will.
  • Anne's House of Dreams is the first book in the Anne series to take place in the location of Four Winds. However, Four Winds also appears as the name of a location in an earlier short story by Montgomery entitled "Four Winds", which was published between 1907 and 1908. The story also contains a plot that has a striking resemblance to the story of Owen Ford, Leslie West, and Dick and George Moore.

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