Pollyanna and Pollyanna Grows Up


Author: Eleanor Hodgman Porter

9781840226751 | PB | pp. 384 | 2011 | Wordsworth Editions

In Pollyanna Grows Up, the only sequel written by Porter herself, Pollyanna finds that that, despite being cured of her health problems, adulthood brings fresh challenges to be overcome.

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When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sour tempered aunt after her father’s death, things seem bad enough, but then a dreadful accident ensues. However, Pollyanna’s sunny nature and good humour prove to have an astonishing effect on all around her. This wonderful tale of how cheerfulness can conquer adversity has remained one of the world’s most popular children’s books since its first publication in 1913.


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About the Author

Eleanor Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist. Porter mainly wrote children’s literature, adventure stories and romance fiction.

Her most famous novel is Pollyanna, later followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up. Her adult novels include The Turn of the Tide, The Road to Understanding, Oh Money! Money!, Dawn, Keith’s Dark Tower, Mary Marie, and Sister Sue; her short story collections include Across the Years, Money, Love and Kate, Little Pardner.

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); in 1916, Just David ranked third; in 1917, The Road to Understanding ranked fourth; in 1918, Oh Money! Money! ranked fifth.


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