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There are many different "universes" of Anne of Green Gables. The first, referred to as the Books universe on this wiki, is the original universe as created by L. M. Montgomery and later expanded by Budge Wilson in Before Green Gables. This article is here to pick out the different universes from amongst the tangles of books and adaptations.

Books universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables (1908), Anne of Avonlea (1909), Chronicles of Avonlea (1912), Anne of the Island (1915), Anne's House of Dreams (1917), Rainbow Valley (1919), Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920), Rilla of Ingleside (1921), Anne of Windy Poplars (1936), Anne of Ingleside (1939), The Road to Yesterday (1974), Before Green Gables (2008) and The Blythes Are Quoted (2009).

This is the original universe, and is the one all the other universes are based on. It consists of eight original novels, one prequel novel and four short story collections.

Realart Pictures universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables (1919).

This was the second universe ever created. L. M. Montgomery did not care for this adaptation, because (among other things) she did not like the way Mary Miles Minter played Anne, calling her "too sugary-sweet" to be Anne. She also criticised the introduction of American elements into the film, such as skunks and an American flag.[1]

RKO Radio Pictures universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables (1934) and Anne of Windy Poplars (1940).

This was the third universe to be created. It differs wildly from the original universe, with Anne being fourteen years' old instead of eleven when she first came to Green Gables, and naming Green Gables upon arrival, among other things.

BBC universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables (1972) and Anne of Avonlea (1975).

Nippon Animation universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables (1979), Before Green Gables (2009) and Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010).

Sullivan Entertainment live-action universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables (1985), Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987), Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990), Road to Avonlea (1990–1996), Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998), Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008).

Sullivan Entertainment animated universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) and Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005).

Green Gables Fables universeEdit

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Featured in: Green Gables Fables (2014–2016).

Ana of California universeEdit

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Featured in: Ana of California (2015).

Project Green Gables universeEdit

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Featured in: Project Green Gables (2015–2018).

Breakthrough Entertainment universeEdit

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Featured in: L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016), L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017) and L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017).

CBC universeEdit

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Featured in: Anne with an E (2017–2018).

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