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Allentuck, Marcia E. "Old Books:Pollyanna by Eleanor M. Porter." Georgia Review (1960): 447-449. Although Allentuck find Pollyanna "almost embarrassingly encumbered by the trappings of indiscriminate gladness," she places it "in the tradition of those works which find man's adjustment and growth more arresting than his disenchantment and fall."

Benet, William Rose. Reader's Encyclopedia. Vol. 20. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965. This brief passage finds Pollyanna a "synonym for the fatuous, irrepressible optimist."

Carpenter, Humphrey, and Mari Prichard. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. A brief description notes Pollyanna's "sunny disposition" and "good influence."

Fisher, Margery. Who's Who in Children's Books. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. This article finds Pollyanna "possibly the most exasperating heroine in fiction."

Kunitz, Stanley, and Howard Haycraft, eds. Twentieth Century Authors. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1942. This work contains a good brief summary of Porter's...

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