Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 30, 2004 - Fiction - 384 pages
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One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the progress of Judy's former orphanage, now run by her friend Sallie McBride, who struggles to give her young charges hope and a new life.

  

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User Review  - shadrach_anki - LibraryThing

A friend of mine recommended Daddy-Long-Legs to me several years ago, and since I have found her recommendations to be consistently good (for me) I went about the process of hunting down a copy. The ... Read full review

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I discovered Daddy-Long-Legs on a thrift store shelf for a quarter, and bought it on a whim. If only all the books I've bought this way turned out to be as good. The heroine is vivid, engaging ... Read full review

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Jean Webster (1876–1916) was the pen name of Alice Jane Chandler Webster. She was a grandniece of Mark Twain and the author of eight novels, her writing career blossomed amid the suffragist culture of upstate New York and Greenwich Village.

Jean Webster (1876–1916) was the pen name of Alice Jane Chandler Webster. She was a grandniece of Mark Twain and the author of eight novels, her writing career blossomed amid the suffragist culture of upstate New York and Greenwich Village.

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