Anne of Green Gables gets a sexy upgrade

on Feb 08, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

This is the new cover art for a recent box set release of the beloved "Anne Of Green Gables" series:

Clearly someone googled "pictures of a sexy farmgirl" for this pic. Also, Anne is a redhead. It's kind of her whole identity. Her fiery personality - even her romance with Gilbert - is a huge part of that. And then there's the inconvenient truth that we first meet Anne as a 10-year-old orphan who has an imaginary friend. 

Blondie with the come-hither gaze just doesn't suit. What do you guys think? Am I just being a crotchety purist or do you agree?

13 Replies

Strange on Feb 08, 2013 @ 01:05 pm

Thats not the Anne Of Green Gables I know or would picture her as!

heh. on Feb 08, 2013 @ 03:59 pm

I'm an Islander who hasn't actually read the books, but of course I've grown up knowing Anne as a freckly redhead. I don't know what they were thinking putting that photo on the cover.

Anne updated on Feb 08, 2013 @ 04:19 pm

Anne of Green Gables is a classic and this photo reveals a great ignorance of just what that book is about, and who Anne is.Someone should be very ashamed of this lack of knowledge and respect. The marketing campaign is a bust, folks.

no0oo0o on Feb 08, 2013 @ 05:36 pm

Omg! This was a childhood favorite for me! This is very dissappointing!

Riiiight. on Feb 08, 2013 @ 06:30 pm

Ridiculous on so many levels..

Besides the fact that Anne was a freckly red headed little girl. They've completely ignored the fact that the series is set during the 1900's and she would not be styled like this. Clearly the person in charge never even read the books or watched any of the television series.

Pure idiocy marketing.

Whoa. What? on Feb 09, 2013 @ 10:01 am

Whoa. Yeah, I completely agree with you.. This is clearly marketing at it's worst.

cover on Feb 09, 2013 @ 01:46 pm

yeah i completely agree with everyone here, though I havent read the book, this is just so silly.come on now. i dont know who came up with this or approved it but they should seriously rethink it

Um... no. on Feb 20, 2013 @ 03:29 pm

This is all wrong!


Makeover on Feb 20, 2013 @ 03:49 pm

I don't understand the reasoning behind this. Why did she need a makeover?

And having red hair is a HUGE part of the book so blonde hair makes absolutely no sense.

It's just the one set on Feb 20, 2013 @ 03:54 pm

Due to copyrights having run out, anybody could reprint this story and put any old cover on it so this doesn't reflect any official attempt by a reputable publisher. As far as I've heard, this is a small company that republishes other books and probably has never read the actual book. Still, it is an incredibly sloppy mistake.

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