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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Anne Shirley is a fictional character introduced in the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Montgomery wrote in her journal that the idea for Annes story came from relatives who, planning to adopt an orphaned boy, received a girl instead. Anne Shirleys appearance was inspired by a photograph which Montgomery clipped from the Metropolitan Magazine and kept, unaware of the models identity as the notorious 1900s Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit.