Daddy Long Legs: And, Dear Enemy

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Penguin Books, 2004 - Fiction - 357 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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Review: Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy (Daddy Long-Legs #1 & 2)

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

a cozy, charming, quick read (yesterday night in one setting), read it first when i was fifteen, guess i am more cynical now... Read full review

Daddy-Long-Legs; and, Dear enemy

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Webster's 1912 story of orphan Judy Abbott is here combined with its 1915 sequel into one volume, with the original line drawings and textual notes. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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.

Elaine Showalter is the author of the groundbreaking A Literature of Their Own and editor of Little Women for Penguin Classics.

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