CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011年7月8日 - 158 頁
Unloved and unwanted, orphan Pollyanna Whittier boards an eastbound train to live with her Aunt Polly, a wealthy spinster. Aunt Polly treats the child insensitively, giving her a musty room in the attic and expecting her to keep quiet and stay out of the way. Pollyanna, with her optimistic outlook on life, turns all the lemons thrown her way into lemonade; punishments are viewed as rewards, unfriendly people in town are befriended. Pollyanna's "Glad Game" is soon played by all the people of the town. A terrible accident with a motor car as she is crossing the street finally breaks Pollyanna's spirit. When long-held secrets are finally revealed, even Aunt Polly comes around to warming up not only to her niece, but to a relationship she had long denied herself. First published in 1913, this classic by Eleanor H. Porter remains a charming read filled with optimism and old-fashioned values.

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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.