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Eleanor H. Porter - Mary ​Marie
_"Father ​calls me Mary. Mother calls me Marie. Everybody else calls me Mary Marie. The rest of my name is Anderson. I'm thirteen years old, and I'm a cross-current and a contradiction. That is, Sarah says I'm that. (Sarah is my old nurse.) She says she read it once-that the children of unlikes were always a cross-current and a contradiction. And my father and mother are unlikes, and I'm the children. That is, I'm the child. I'm all there is. And now I'm going to be a bigger cross-current and contradiction than ever, for I'm going to live half the time with Mother and the other half with Father. Mother will go to Boston to live, and Father will stay here-a divorce, you know. I'm terribly excited over it. None of the other girls have got a divorce in their families, and I always did like to be different. Besides, it ought to be awfully interesting, more so than just living along, common, with your father and mother in the same house all the time-especially if it's been anything like my house with my father and mother in it!"_

Eleanor H. Porter - Oh, ​Money! Money!
"There ​was a thoughtful frown on the face of the man who was the possessor of twenty million dollars. He was a tall, spare man, with a fringe of reddish-brown hair encircling a bald spot. His blue eyes, fixed just now in a steady gaze upon a row of ponderous law books across the room, were friendly and benevolent in direct contradiction to the bulldog, neverlet-go fighting qualities of the square jaw below the firm, rather thin lips. The lawyer, a youthfully alert man of sixty years, trimly gray as to garb, hair, and mustache, sat idly watching him, yet with eyes that looked so intently that they seemed to listen. For fully five minutes the two men had been pulling at their cigars in silence when the millionaire spoke. "

Eleanor H. Porter - Pollyanna ​/ Pollyanna Grows Up
When ​Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sourtempered 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, and 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. 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.

Eleanor H. Porter - Miss ​Billy's Decision
The ​second in the Miss Billy Series, Miss Billy's Decision is a heart warming tale of love and misunderstandings in love. Billy, all grown up in this sequel, has to face adversaries in order to win the love of the man she desires. Written in a bright and clever style, this book completely transforms the reader into the world of Miss Billy, and we get to meet her friends and share their adventure.

Eleanor H. Porter - Pollyanna ​(olasz)
Molti ​sono convinti che la vita sia un rigido dovere, il mondo una giungla piena di pericoli, il prossimo qualcosa su cui esercitare il proprio sentimento di superiorità. Che tristezza! Meno male che al mondo ci sono creature come Pollyanna, per cui l'esistenza è una meravigliosa avventura e i nostri simili altrettanti scrigni ricolmi di tesori spesso ignorati o, peggio, disprezzati.

Eleanor H. Porter - Miss ​Billy - Married
In ​which the gifted author of Pollyanna, the most popular book for the year 1913, scores another success and makes the married life of adorable Billy Neilson--the heroine of the "Miss Billy" books--and Bertram Henshaw a story of unusual tenderness and sweetness. There is a deal of delicious humor and common sense, too, in the story, and happiness in abundance, even in the trying days when the young bride finds herself bereft of a cook and burdened with the care of a Beacon Street household. But whether the weather be fair or threatening, she is 'just Billy,' happy when making someone's burden lighter, happier still with the advent of Bertram, Jr., and happiest of all when her husband is able to use his strong right arm again, even to paint the dreaded 'face of a girl.' As is the case with all of Mrs. Porter's books, the story is 'always life,' gracefully and sympathetically presented, carrying with it a message of happiness.

Eleanor H. Porter - Yukawa Kazuna - Pollyanna
Pollyanna ​Whittier is a young orphan sent to live with her stern, and emotionally distant, Aunt Polly. Despite her bleak situation, Pollyanna is determined to seethe best in everything. She plays what she and her late Father called "The Glad Game", where one must always find something to be glad about, no matter the circumstance. Pollyanna's hopeful outlook brings joy to the dour city of New England, and its grateful citizens and her newfound friends come to the young girl's aid when the world tests her resolve the most.

Eleanor H. Porter - Pollyanna ​Grows Up
Pollyanna, ​now cured of her crippling spinal injury, is courted by two childhood friends, Jimmy and Jamie: Jimmy a hale and hearty aspiring architect, Jamie a delicate literary genius whose withered legs compel him to rely on a wheelchair and crutches.

Eleanor H. Porter - Pollyanna ​(német)
Die ​elfjährige Pollyanna ist im Haus ihrer Tante zunächst nicht sehr willkommen. Doch das Waisenkind hat eine Glücksformel: Sie findet in allem etwas, über das man froh sein kann. Das Mädchen erobert die Herzen der Menschen und entdeckt das Geheimnis ihrer vergrämten Tante. Da wird die so überschäumend fröhliche Pollyanna vom Schicksal auf eine harte Probe gestellt. – Amerikanische Kinder lieben seit vielen Generationen dieses Buch, das aus jeder Zeile Lebenslust und Zuversicht verströmt.

Eleanor H. Porter - Bill Bowler - Pollyanna ​(Oxford Dominoes)
When ​Pollyanna's farther dies, she goes to live with her Aunt, Miss Polly Harrington. Miss Harrington likes doing good, but she doesn't like children very much! Pollyanna always tries to find the good in everything. She soon makes many different people in her new home feel happier. But is Miss Polly's life going to change for better or worse after her niece arrives? And what happens to Pollyanna when she has a very bad accident?

Eleanor H. Porter - Miss ​Billy (angol)
Billy ​Neilson was eighteen years old when the aunt, who had brought her up from babyhood, died. Miss Benton's death left Billy quite alone in the world-alone, and peculiarly forlorn. To Mr. James Harding, of Harding & Harding, who had charge of Billy's not inconsiderable property, the girl poured out her heart in all its loneliness two days after the funeral.

Eleanor H. Porter - Az ​élet játéka
Régi ​sérelmektől megkeményedve és a boldogság gondolatát is elfelejtve éli puritánul egyszerű és hasznos életét Polly kisasszony, a Harrington kastély jómódú úrnője. Napjai átgondolt tevékenységek sorával telnek, magányát csak Nancyvel, a mindenessel és Tommal, az öreg kertésszel osztja meg. Egy júniusi napon azonban megérkezik a kastélyba a kisasszony elárvult unokahúga, Pollyanna, aki jelenlétével felforgatja nemcsak Polly kisasszony, de az egész, szigorú szabályok szerint szervezett kisváros életét is. A Harrington ház úrnője hiába írja elő Pollyannának a hasznos élet szabályait, hiába bünteti meg heveskedéseiért és a szabályok áthágása miatt, a kislány alaptermészetét nem tudja megváltoztatni. Pollyanna ugyanis egy szokatlan - meghalt édesapjától tanult - játékot alkalmaz a nehézségek leküzdésére: megtalálni minden bajban és történésben azt a valamit, aminek örülni lehet. Ez az élet játéka, amely a mindent legyőző szeretetről, az élet feltétlen szeretetéről szól, amelynek játékszabályait valamennyiünknek tanulni és gyakorolni kéne.

Eleanor H. Porter - Az ​öröm játéka örök
Az ​öröm játéka - vajon mit jelenthet ez a szokatlan kifejezés? Aki hallott vagy olvasott már Polyannáról, rögtön elmosolyodik, hiszen tudja, hogy a boldog és kiegyensúlyozott élet titkát takarják ezek a szavak. Ám még az is, aki ebben a regényben találkozik először a kislánnyal, igen hamar rájön, hogy a "játékot" receptre kellene árulni a sok pirula, vitamin és erősítő szer helyett. Felnőtt, gyerek, bárki alkalmazhatja, naponta akár többször is. Roppant egyszerű és módfelett hatásos. Ráadásul mellékhatása sincs. Hacsak nem tekintjük annak a szájunk szögletében egyre gyakrabban megjelenő mosolyt, meg a családtagjaink, kollégáink, csoporttársaink, barátaink arcán, sőt, a boltban, buszon, postán utunkba kerülő ismeretlenek tekintetében megfigyelhető furcsa változásokat...

Eleanor H. Porter - Miss ​Billy
Billy ​Nielson, ez a szokatlan nevű leány nagynénje halála után családi támasz nélkül marad. Bár vagyonos, egy ifjú hölgy mégsem élhet egyszál maga! Úgy határoz, hogy édesapja gyermekkori barátjától kér segítséget és otthont. Attól a William Henshaw-tól aki után a nevét kapta, de akit sohasem látott. A Henshaw-házat úgy éri a hír, mint derült égből villámcsapás, ám a feleségét és fiacskáját gyászoló William Henshaw szilárdan elhatározza, hogy magához veszi barátja gyermekét, aki az ő nevét viseli. Döntésébe két agglegény fivére, Cyril és Bertram is kénytelen beletörődni. Elvégeztetnek hát az előkészületek a „fiúcska" fogadására, de az igazi bonyodalmak csak akkor kezdődnek, amikor William Henshaw a várt kamasz helyett egy cserfes, ám gyönyörű fiatal lányt talál a vasútállomáson.

Eleanor H. Porter - Pollyanna
Pollyanna, ​an expert at her favorite "Glad Game" of always looking at the bright side in her numerous trials, is one of the most popular and enduring characters in all of children's literature.As Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she exclaims, "Oh, Aunt Polly, I don't know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you!." And from this point she begins to bring cheer into everybody's life, including the sick, the lonely, and the just plain miserable. All are transformed - until one day when something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad anymore. American novelist Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna series and "Glad Game" generated a popular phenomenon in its day. The improbable heroine remains popular today and the name Pollyanna is well known to be a stereotype for a person who is characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything.

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