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Pollyanna

Eleanor Porter

When Pollyanna was published in 1913, it became an overnight success. It immediately sold over a million copies as young and old alike fell in love with the little freckled orphan girl and her spirited optimism. Many of Beldingsville’s citizens are ill, misguided, and even despairing. The sparkling, ingenuous eleven-year-old who descends upon them with her ‘glad game’ gives them renewed hope and changes their lives forever. Then unexpected tragedy strikes, and Pollyanna can no longer find the silver lining in any cloud. Can a child’s suffering possibly serve any purpose? Author Eleanor Porter wrote, “ I have never believed that we ought to deny discomfort and pain and evil: I have merely thought that it is far better to greet the unknown with a cheer.” With the added bonus of Barbara Caruso’s skillful reading, even adult readers will be challenged to finish the book dry-eyed.

When Pollyanna was published in 1913, it became an overnight success. It immediately sold over a million copies as young and old alike fell in love with the little freckled orphan girl and her spirited optimism. Many of Beldingsville’s citizens are ill, misguided, and even despairing. The sparkling, ingenuous eleven-year-old who descends upon them with her ‘glad game’ gives them renewed hope and changes their lives forever. Then unexpected tragedy strikes, and Pollyanna can no longer find the silver lining in any cloud. Can a child’s suffering possibly serve any purpose? Author Eleanor Porter wrote, “ I have never believed that we ought to deny discomfort and pain and evil: I have merely thought that it is far better to greet the unknown with a cheer.” With the added bonus of Barbara Caruso’s skillful reading, even adult readers will be challenged to finish the book dry-eyed.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When Pollyanna was published in 1913, it became an overnight success. It immediately sold over a million copies as young and old alike fell in love with the little freckled orphan girl and her spirited optimism. Many of Beldingsville’s citizens are ill, misguided, and even despairing. The sparkling, ingenuous eleven-year-old who descends upon them with her ‘glad game’ gives them renewed hope and changes their lives forever. Then unexpected tragedy strikes, and Pollyanna can no longer find the silver lining in any cloud. Can a child’s suffering possibly serve any purpose? Author Eleanor Porter wrote, “ I have never believed that we ought to deny discomfort and pain and evil: I have merely thought that it is far better to greet the unknown with a cheer.” With the added bonus of Barbara Caruso’s skillful reading, even adult readers will be challenged to finish the book dry-eyed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Caruso

Length:

6h 42m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:12