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Across the Years
Eleanor Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist. Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Eleanor Hodgman was trained as a singer but later turned to writing. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and moved to Massachusetts. Porter mainly wrote children's literature, including three Miss Billy books (Miss Billy, Miss Billy's Decision, and Miss ...more
(first published 1919)
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The stories in this collection, written by the author of Pollyanna, could be fairly criticized for being sappy, corny, and a bit predictable. The author lived from 1868-1920, so the stories are also very dated. I originally didn't plan on finishing the book for these reasons, and also because several of the Librivox readers of this work had fairly heavy foreign accents, which made it a real effort to follow the stories. But I had already downloaded all the files, and generally try to finish what ...more
Aug 30, 2015 Bethack rated it really liked it
A well written group of stories starring the older generation- around 60 and older. Since they were penned in the beginnings of the 20th century it is an interesting look at how people aged then- their fears and how others viewed them. Sometimes sentimental but always interesting.