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Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children's literature, with the title character's name becoming a popular term for someone with the same optimistic outlook. Pollyanna has been adapted for film several times. The title character is Pollyanna Whittier, a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "The Glad Game," an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality and sincere, sympathetic soul, Pollyanna brings so much gladness to her aunt's dispirited New England town that she transforms it into a pleasant place to live. Pollyanna teaches some of Beldingsville's most troubled inhabitants to 'play the game' as well, from a querulous invalid named Mrs. Snow to a miserly bachelor, Mr. Pendleton, who lives all alone in a cluttered mansion. Aunt Polly, too- finding herself helpless before Pollyanna's buoyant refusal to be downcast-gradually begins to thaw, although she resists the glad game longer than anyone else. How will Pollyanna handle the situation when she is faced with true tragedy for the first time in her life?
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An abridged edition of the classic story by Eleanor H. PorterAbout the Author:
Eleanor Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 to May 21, 1920) was an American novelist. Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Eleanor Hodgman was trained as a singer but later turned to writing. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and moved to Massachusetts. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1920. Her most famous novel is Pollyanna (1913), later followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915). Porter achieved considerable commercial success: in 1913, Pollyanna ranked eighth among bestselling novels in the United States, second in 1914, and fourth in 1915 (it went through forty-seven printings between 1915 and 1920).
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1453871640