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Daddy Long Legs : Illustrated
by Jean Webster




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Daddy Long Legs is a 1912 epistolary novel by the American writer Jean Webster. Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster, 1876-1916) was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. Her best-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable to contemporary readers. The book is dedicated "To You." At the time it was part of a trend of "girl" or "college girl" books which featured young female protagonists dealing with post-high-school concerns such as college, career, and marriage. It follows the protagonist, a young girl named Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, through her college years. She writes the letters to her benefactor, a rich man whom she has never seen. From an orphanage to college, Jerusha, or Judy, Abbott hopes to continue her education, but has no funds. When an anonymous benefactor offers to finance her studies, Judy accepts. Her witty letters to this generous man may bring her closer to knowing his identity than she expects.

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Overview

Daddy Long Legs is a 1912 epistolary novel by the American writer Jean Webster. Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster, 1876-1916) was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. Her best-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable to contemporary readers. The book is dedicated "To You." At the time it was part of a trend of "girl" or "college girl" books which featured young female protagonists dealing with post-high-school concerns such as college, career, and marriage. It follows the protagonist, a young girl named Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, through her college years. She writes the letters to her benefactor, a rich man whom she has never seen. From an orphanage to college, Jerusha, or Judy, Abbott hopes to continue her education, but has no funds. When an anonymous benefactor offers to finance her studies, Judy accepts. Her witty letters to this generous man may bring her closer to knowing his identity than she expects.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781542357326
  • ISBN-10: 1542357322
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 102
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.21 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.32 pounds


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