Eleanor <I>Hodgman</I> Porter

Eleanor Hodgman Porter

Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 21 May 1920 (aged 51)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6687908 · View Source
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Author. Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, she is best remembered for her series of Pollyanna books. In 1892, she started writing short stories, set in New England, which were published in newspapers and popular magazines such as “Woman's Home Companion” and “Harper's Weekly”. Her first full-length novel “Cross Currents”, was published in 1907, followed by “The Turn of the Tide” (1908) and “The Story of Marco” (1911). The arrival of her “Pollyanna” (1913), was the first book that Porter won international acclaim. Among her many works are “Miss Billy Married” (1914), “Pollyanna Grows Up” (1915), “Oh, Money! Money!” (1918), “Dawn (1919)” and “Mary Marie” (1920). Her book "Glad Clubs", has been adapted for the theatre, television and screen productions. She died at age 51 in her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Hodgman Porter (19 Dec 1868–21 May 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6687908, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .