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Don't mess with 'Anne of Green Gables'! Canadians angry at heroine's makeover

TORONTO - A new image of Canada's most beloved literary orphan has Canadians seeing red, but not where they're supposed to.

A
new edition of "Anne of Green Gables" depicts the notoriously youthful
and ruddy-headed heroine as a curvaceous blond teen, sparking a fierce
backlash from scholars and casual readers alike.

Critics derided
the cover - which shows the heroine reclining against a hay stack, clad
in a plaid shirt and smiling suggestively - saying it is a far cry from
the feisty, 19th-century 11-year-old brought to life in the pages of
L.M. Montgomery's classic series of novels.

The controversial
image appears on the cover of a Three in One edition produced by
CreateSpace, a subsidiary of the Amazon group of companies that allows
people to self-publish their material.

CreateSpace did not respond to requests for comment, but readers of their products we

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Added: Feb-6-2013 Occurred On: Feb-6-2013
By: Hiarken
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Tags: literature, marketing, canadians
Location: Canada (load item map)
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