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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.

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
Regional News
Tags: literature, marketing, canadians
Location: Canada (load item map)
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