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Pollyanna

By Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna Whittier is a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly, who does not want to take in Pollyanna, but feels it is her duty to her late sister. Pollyanna has an optimistic and positive attitude, finding something to be glad about in every situation, no matter how bleak it may be. Pollyanna infectious attitude transforms the people around her, but her optimism is put to the test when the unthinkable happens.

Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children's literature. Pollyanna has been adapted for film several times, including Disney's 1960 version starring child actress Hayley Mills, who won a special Oscar for the role. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

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  • ISBN: 9781772263084
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The Author

Eleanor H. Porter

Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist. She was born as Eleanor Emily Hodgman in Littleton, New Hampshire, as the daughter of Llewella French (née Woolson) and Francis Fletcher Hodgman. She was trained as a singer, attending the New England Conservatory for several years. In 1892 she married John Lyman Porter and relocated to Massachusetts, after which she began writing and publishing her short stories and, later, novels. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1920, and was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.