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ISBN:1595477470
Author: Eleanor H. Porter
ISBN13: 978-1595477477
Title: Pollyanna
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: NuVision Publications, LLC (February 26, 2008)
Pages: 180

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter



Eleanor H. Porter: Pollyanna. Pollyanna: Polly Harrington's day is filled with duty. Her worthless sister has died and left an orphan to be supported. Polly's neice, Pollyanna, arrives to the small town and small changes happen immediately. Polly's servants are more chipper. The sick in the town are feeling better. Even the miser, John Pendleton, is uttering pleasant words. What mysterious power does little Pollyanna have over the town-folk? What dark secrets are hidden in Mr. Pendleton and Aunt Polly's past, and what will happen to the town if Pollyanna.

By: Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920). This is a timeless classic expressing the universal message that every aspect of life should be looked at in a positive way. It follows the actions of its protagonist, eleven-year old Pollyanna who goes to live with her stern Aunty Polly, where she faces many challenges with a smile on her face. The best-selling novel begins with the introduction of Pollyanna who goes to live in Vermont with her strict Aunt Polly after the death of her parents which have left her an orphan. The young heroine refuses to give in to her seemingly gloomy situation and.

By Eleanor H. Porter. Author of "Miss Billy," "Miss Billy's Decision," "Cross Currents," "TheTurn of the Tides," etc. TO My Cousin Belle. Dr. chilton XVI. A red rose and a lace: shawl XVII. Just like a book" XVIII. Prisms XIX. Which is somewhat surprising XX. Which is more surprising XXI. A question answered XXII. Sermons and woodboxes XXIII.

Eleanor H. Porter, 1913. Miss Polly hesitated, then went on: ‘I suppose I may as well tell you now, Nancy. My niece, Miss Pollyanna Whittier, is coming to live with me. She is eleven years old, and will sleep in that room.

Pollyanna is a popular book by Eleanor H. Read Pollyanna, free online version of the book by Eleanor H. Porter, on ReadCentral. Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna consists of 32 parts for ease of reading. Choose the part of Pollyanna which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Table of Contents for Pollyanna by Eleanor H. This book contains 62532 words. With an average reading speed of 420 words per minute, you will finish reading this book in about 3 hours. Measure your reading speed and know how fast you will finish.

Librivox recording of Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Read by Mary Anderson. Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father’s death. This is a very important book. Even though this is fiction do not doubt that something can be learned by reading or hearing how this was written. As I listened to this recording of Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna it showed me many signs that there had been a huge amount female repression in the past by both the way the story unfolds and its many instances of archaically worded sentences.

Porter Eleanor H. Pollyanna and Pollyanna Grows Up. When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sourtempered aunt after her father& death, things seem bad enough, but then a dreadful accident ensues. Pollyanna - For other uses, see Pollyanna (disambiguation) infobox Book name Pollyanna author Eleanor H. Porter publisher .

Pollyanna was written in 1913 by Eleanor H. Porter and her name has over the years has come to mean, ‘an excessively cheerful or optimistic person’ – Look it up in a dictionary!. This is because little Pollyanna (named after her two aunts Polly and Anna) is always happy and sees the best in people. I have heard my mom reference Pollyanna about a million times but until a couple of weeks ago didn't realize she was a book character. I'm not sure where I thought my mom (and others) got that name, but I'm not too swift on the uptake. I really wanted to hate this book, and frankly there are things to hate.

The description of Pollyanna - Eleanor H. 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. The book was such a success that Porter soon produced a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915). Eleven more Pollyanna sequels, known as "Glad Books", were later published, most of them written by Elizabeth Borton or Harriet Lummis Smith

Perhaps Porter's most famous work, Pollyanna was published in 1913 and received immediate praise and success. The orphaned Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her harsh and dutiful maiden aunt. All soon feel her effect as she enlivens everyone with her cheerful and infectious optimism. The sad, the lonely, the sick, and the obnoxious all become enamoured of this girl's enthusiasm and zeal. However, dark times are to come as Pollyanna is hit by an event that she cannot deal with. Her famous 'gladness' seems lost and she must find a way to regain her past happiness.
Reviews: 7
deadly claw
My youngest granddaughter and I just finished reading this. She is far more artistic than academic and I hope to expand that perspective to including reading as an equal player in her life.

We began reading this Kindle version of the book. About halfway thru I stumbled over a printed version which included pictures. I asked her if the pictures were what she had thought the characters looked. She said no, I smiled - thinking, hoping, she has taken a step into the world of reading.

We are now reading the Kindle version of the second of Porter's books "Pollyanna Grows Up". I asked her if we should get a version with pictures and she replied "No, this is more fun", and I smiled taking that as a sign of of another step into into the world of reading.

For a second grader she is pretty shrewd, I think she gets that from her Mom, who certainly didn't get it from her Dad :)
Celace
We are a big reading family, going through 4 books at a time (one for car rides, one for after dinner, etc). We loved 'Pollyanna' so much, I ordered this one the day we finished Book 1. While one could argue whether book 1 or 2 is the best, it's a bit like arguing about the Godfather series (could the second one be as good as the first, without having seen part 1?).
The first 1/3 of the book starts with Pollyanna in about the same place as book 1 ends. Then it suddenly takes a HUGE leap and we meet up with 20 year old Pollyanna, who has to deal with grown-up issues: death in the family, financial issues, how romance can affect friendships, etc. She deals with them all gracefully and continues to use the Glad Game to improve her life and others around her.
All the characters we love from Book 1 are back again, each more grown up than before: Jimmy, Jamie, Sadie, Aunt Polly (she does get a bit morose in the sequel), Mr Pendleton and Nancy.
I love how Eleanore Porter was able to reconcile a grown-up Pollyanna and the Glad Game, not an easy feat. And I must admit, there were several moments that the storyline drove me a bit nuts, but it was because I was eager for resolution to the difficulties Pollyanna faced! While the ending was fairly predictable, I'm a sucker for a happy ending where all loose ends get tied up. Even in its predictability, Ms. Porter gives us a few surprises.
Only wish there was a third 'Pollyanna' book!
Blackseeker
After reading this book for myself, I have to bite back correcting people who say "She's such a Pollyanna" when they mean that a person is in deep denial about the negatives of a situation. Porter's Pollyanna is well aware of the negative side of things. When she can, she makes an active choice to look for the good. Even she is sometimes confronted with something too horrible to "gladify."

With that out of the way, this book is snort-through-your-nose funny, and so very charming. The many characters Pollyanna meets throughout her small town are appealingly drawn - even the cranky ones - and Pollyanna's effect on everyone is magical. Whenever I give it a read, I find myself playing The Glad Game in my own life. For a cynical woman like me, that's quite the shift!

It would make a perfect read-aloud with your kids except for the unfortunately frequent use of "she ejaculated" to mean "she cried" or "she exclaimed." It would be easy enough to pick another word to read in that one's place.
Ballagar
I loved the movie as a child, and found the book to be beautifully written. Porter's novel is much richer than the movie with its depth of character and its message. The book challenges us to step outside of our preconceived boxes and treat all with respect. I read it on the plane to the east coast and found myself smiling and shedding tears of both joy and sadness. Well worth reading.
Fenrinos
Pollyanna has become part of our language and I think you should make the novel part of your library. Yes, it's borderline treacle but it has much to recommend it for a quick escape from our dark cynical times. Pollyanna is the original Glad Girl and you will be glad to meet her. Although her name has come to mean overly optimistic to those who haven't read the book, in this little novel she is a rather special eleven year old girl who overcomes much and survives. Along the way she makes those around her happy often against much that is difficult. If you place her character in her historical setting of 1913, she doesn't seem so much a Valentine as a true glimpse of a much gentler and optimistic time in America where anything was possible. Not a bad fable for readers young and old today. It has humor and pathos and a page turning plot. There's a reason we still remember Pollyanna. So do yourself a favor and rediscover Ms. Porter's lovely book. You'll be glad you did. The "glad" thing will make more sense after you learn to play Pollyanna's game.
The Sinners from Mitar
I remember my first Pollyanna book. I found it in the old book pile at the Salvation Army store. I believe the title was Pollyanna's Western Adventure. In that story, Pollyanna was an adult, and married to Jimmy Pendleton. His work takes them to a western town where Pollyanna continues bringing happiness to everyone she meets. I loved the book then and would have read more, but, at that time (Late fifties) the books were long out of print, except for this one.
The idea of a little girl and later, a woman who manages to bring happiness into the lives of so many really sad people was enchanting then, and is still enchanting today.
It is, pure Victorian sentimentality, but it is Victorian sentimentality at its best. The idea that, no matter how horrible your life may be, there is still sometime to be glad about may be trite, but it is also true.
Every boy or girl should be exposed to this idea early in life. It gives us something to hold on to through all the hard times we all go through.
This series of books is one way to give them that exposure.