Daddy Long-Legs

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Samuel French, Inc., 2010 - Drama - 136 pages
38 Reviews
Comedy / 6m, 1f, 6c or 4m, 4f, 3c / 4 ints. Judy is a pretty drudge in a New England orphanage. One day a visiting trustee becomes interested in her and decides to give her a chance. She does not know the name of her benefactor, but simply calls him Daddy Long Legs. She writes him letters brimming over with fun and affection. From the home she goes to a fashionable college where a romance develops that constitutes much of the play's charm. The orphans appear only in the first act and may be played by small girls of any age. "If you write down the words delightful, charming, sweet, beautiful and entertaining, and add them up, the answer will be Daddy Long Legs." - The New York Times
 

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

A sweet, simple, shortish, epistolary novel, documenting the college days of Jerusha Abbott after her childhood in an orphanage. Jean Webster's writing style is accessible and entertaining, capturing ... Read full review

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User Review  - seasonsoflove - LibraryThing

I think it can be really hard to pull off a book that is solely in letter form-especially when the letters are only from one character-but Webster does a great job of making Judy's world come alive ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
38
Section 5
76
Section 6
115
Section 7
128
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Jean Webster is the pseudonym of American writer Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876-1916), whose best-known works include Daddy-Long-Legs, Dear Enemy, and Just Patty.

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