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Eleanor H. Porter (1868–1920)

Author of Pollyanna

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About the Author

Author Eleanor H. Porter was born in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868. Before becoming a writer, she trained as a singer at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She wrote numerous short stories, children's literature, and adult novels including Miss Billy; Miss Billy's show more Decision; Miss Billy - Married; Pollyanna; Pollyanna Grows Up; Just David; Dawn; and Little Pardner. She died on May 21, 1920. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna (1913) 4,758 copies
Pollyanna Grows Up (1915) 904 copies
Just David (1916) 426 copies
Pollyanna [abridged - Scholastic] (1975) — Author — 99 copies
Dawn (1919) 71 copies
Miss Billy (1911) 66 copies
Mary Marie (1920) 43 copies
Oh, Money! Money! (1918) 43 copies
Miss Billy's Decision (1912) 40 copies
Miss Billy Married (1914) 38 copies
The Story of Marco (1911) 30 copies
The Road to Understanding (1917) 28 copies
Six Star Ranch (1916) 25 copies
Pollyanna [Walt Disney Little Golden Book] (1960) — Original story — 21 copies
Sister Sue (1920) 20 copies
The Tangled Threads (1919) 17 copies
Turn of the Tide (1908) 14 copies
Across the Years (1923) 12 copies
Just David & Pollyanna (2020) 10 copies
The Tie That Binds (1919) 8 copies
Cross Currents (1907) 5 copies
POLIANA RRITET 3 copies
Poliana (2018) 3 copies
POLLYANNA 3 copies
Little Pardner (1926) 3 copies
Poliana Cresceu (2018) 2 copies
Poliana rritet (2006) 2 copies
Pollyanna 2 copies
POLLYANNA SPARE 2 copies
Pollyanna and the Game (2003) 2 copies
بوليانا 2 copies
Cross Currents 2 copies
Dawn (2011) 1 copy
Pollyanna 46 1 copy
Dawn: Orginal Text (2020) 1 copy
POLLYANNA 1 copy
Pollyanna 1 copy
Juust David 1 copy
Poliana 1 copy

Associated Works

Pollyanna [1960 film] (1960) — Original story — 181 copies
Pollyanna [Retold by Colleen Reece] (1994) — Original Author — 42 copies
Pollyanna [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Original story — 14 copies
Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna (adapted & abridged) (1960) — Original story — 10 copies
The Childrens Classics Collection (6 Full Cast Audio Dramas) (2012) — Author, some editions — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Porter, Eleanor H.
Legal name
Porter, Eleanor Emily Hodgman
Birthdate
1868-12-19
Date of death
1920-05-21
Burial location
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Littleton, New Hampshire, USA
Place of death
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Places of residence
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Littleton, New Hampshire, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Education
New England Conservatory
Occupations
novelist
children's book author
short story writer
singer
Organizations
Authors' League of America
Boston Authors Club
Brookline Morning Club
Short biography
Eleanor H. Porter, née Hodgman, was born in Littleton, New Hampshire. She trained as a singer at the New England Conservatory of Music for several years. In 1892, she married John L. Porter, a businessman, and moved to Massachusetts. She continued as a singer in concerts and church choirs but by 1901, had given it up to become a writer. Her short stories began appearing in magazines and newspapers. Her debut novel, Cross Currents, was published in 1907. Her most famous work was Pollyanna (1913), a bestseller that was followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915).
Pollyanna was adapted into a Broadway play in 1916 and then into a 1920 silent film starring Mary Pickford; another film version was released in 1960. It also launched a vast industry of related books and products.

Mrs. Porter's other bestsellers were Just David (1916), The Road to Understanding (1917), Oh, Money! Money! (1918), Dawn (1919), and Mary-Marie (1920).

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Reviews

Pollyanna is all alone in the world, except for her cold and demanding aunt. And life in the small New England town is very different than in the West where Pollyanna grew up. Aunt Polly isn't used to children. . .or slammed doors or missed meals or any of the troublesome adventures that Pollyanna gets into. Will she ever accept this unexpected niece of hers, everyone wonders. But Pollyanna has a secret weapon, almost the only thing her father has left her. Soon the whole town will be playing the game that Pollyanna lives by. But will it help Pollyanna herself when her very life hangs in the balance?… (more)
 
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AnkaraLibrary | 64 other reviews | Feb 29, 2024 |
Certainly Pollyanna has a reputation for being overly sweet and good, but it was a pleasure to read this book aloud to my children, who were deeply in need of an introduction to the glad game. There is a lot that went over their heads, and they were both very upset that Pollyanna's recovery had no explanation and very little time in the novel. Otherwise, we all enjoyed this story and it was a good bedtime book.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 64 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
A pequena cidade de beldingsville, no interior dos estados unidos, nunca mais seria a mesma depois da chegada de pollyanna, uma garotinha órfã de 11 anos que ficou ao cuidados da tia rica, a irritadiça e intransigente senhora polly harrington. Com sua extraordinária visão de mundo a encantadora menina conquista os habitantes da cidadezinha e ensina a todos o seu incrível "jogo de constante", um jogo capaz de transformar vidas e modificar destinos. Publicada como livro em 1913, a historia da alegre e corajosa menina se tornou um clássico da literatura infanto-juvenil e vem cativando diferentes gerações de leitores com sua poderosa mensagem de otimismo e superação das dificuldades. E impossível não se encantar por pollyanna, um exemplo inesquecível de amor, amizade e de como ver sempre o lado bom da vida.… (more)
 
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Rating
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