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#1 Peanut

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I just don't get it, why mess with it?  I doesn't need updating, its a classic!!  I'm glad my DD will read my copy with the real Anne pictured on front.

News item link here

Edited by Peanut, 08 February 2013 - 12:52 PM.


#2 TenYears

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

It's special isn't it.  It's self-published (in that someone paid to have it typset and published, the actual words being in the public domain now) through Amazon.  And whoever paid to have it done was clearly too cheap to even fork out for an appropriate picture.

I was relieved to find out that there wasn't a reputable publishing house behind that bizarre decision.

It's nice to see though, the hundreds of extremely indignant reviews it's getting on Amazon.

#3 9ferals

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Oh that's hilarious - surely it's got to be a joke?
Everyone knows Anne has red hair.


#4 Hands Up

Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

That is crazy...... I have no idea why anyone would make that decision!

#5 *LiMa*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

WHAT.

THE.

****

I thought before Green Gables was a bit of a travesty, but all of a sudden it seems not so bad.

#6 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing what she thinks Gilbert Blythe looks like though.

#7 ComradeBob

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

*trots over to Amazon to add her 2c worth about how ridiculous this is*


grrrrrrr

#8 CocobeanLillylove

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

That's stupid

#9 censura carnero

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

Terrible!  Considering Anne's red hair is such a central part of her character and identity.

#10 ComradeBob

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

*trots back to EB to find out if anyone has a link to the Amazon page*


*ponders whether she really needs a box set of Little House on the Prairie for $24*


*decides that she does*  ph34r.gif

#11 RealityBites

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

There are no words for this horror.

#12 Marchioness Flea

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

That looks like a soft core version of a film of the book.
What a stupid decision to make for a cover.

#13 71Cath

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (RealityBites @ 08/02/2013, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are no words for this horror.

So true

#14 ~kuddlebug~

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Wingbob, I think I love you. I bought the box set a few months ago

That image has nothing, NOTHING, to do with Anne. You can't even pretend it's Diana!

#15 Marchioness Flea

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

THAT Anne certainly can't be called "Carrot" by anyone...unless they mean one of those fancy new breeds of carrots you see in the shops these days.

#16 *LiMa*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 08/02/2013, 08:22 PM)
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*trots back to EB to find out if anyone has a link to the Amazon page*


*ponders whether she really needs a box set of Little House on the Prairie for $24*


*decides that she does*  ph34r.gif



Neither my bank account nor my husband thank you for alerting me to this box set.  
And I second the call for the link.



#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

She looks like the actress from Home and Away a few moons back.

I've never read Anne of Green Gables as its never seemed appealing to me. This cover makes it less appealing to me.

Maybe they are trying to attract a different audience. Lol

#18 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

The new Gilbert?



#19 niggles

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

Slinky Malinki I think he should be the new Sully from Dr Quinn Medicine Woman.

#20 Magnus

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

I agree with PPs. Her hair is such an important and often mentioned part of the story. I usually get annoyed when TV shows and films ruin the picture you have in your head of the character by changing important details about the character, but it's often not such a big deal after all. But this is a story where her hair colour is really foregrounded.

#21 CallMeFeral

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 08/02/2013, 08:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
THAT Anne certainly can't be called "Carrot" by anyone...unless they mean one of those fancy new breeds of carrots you see in the shops these days.


I think in this version carrot might be her porn star name...
laughing2.gif slinkymalinki!

#22 TenYears

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Sorry - here's the link

Amazon reviews for crappy cover

#23 FeralFemboside

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

unsure.gif
Apart from the hair, Anne is a scrawny, underfed and potentially consumptive little thing.

#24 Persnickety_

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

Maybe it is getting us ready for the new movie...Anne does green gables.

#25 Kaonashi

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

I found the link they have removed the image and the book is temporarily out of stock.

Whoever chose the cover has obviously never read the book, it makes no sense at all. I find the models expression and pose more offensive than the glaring error in hair colour. They have misrepresented her character completely!




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