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Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola


Appearing first as a weekly serial in the Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from America's western frontier to live with her wealthy maternal Aunt Polly in the fictional east coast town of Beldingsville went through forty-seven printings in seven years and remains in print today in its original version, as well as in various translations and adaptations. The story's enduring appeal lies in Pollyanna's sunny personality and in her glad game, her playful attempt to accentuate the ... More

Keywords: Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, orphan, Aunt Polly, Beldingsville, centenary, Pollyanna Grows Up

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461329
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roxanne Harde, editor
University of Alberta

Lydia Kokkola, editor

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Part 1 Pollyanna’s World

2 “Aggressive femininity”

Laura M. Robinson

4 “Ice-cream Sundays”

Samantha Christensen

5 At Home in Nature

Monika Elbert

Part 2 Ideological Pollyanna

9 Pollyanna

Patricia Oman

Part 3 Adapted Pollyanna

12 Pollyanna

Mio Bryce

13 Pollyanna in Turkey

Tanfer Emin Tunç

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