Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy (Paperback)

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By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by)
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This pair of hundred-year-old novels could almost have been written yesterday. In Daddy Long-Legs, an anonymous benefactor sends orphan Judy Abbott to college, and she sends him monthly updates on university life. In Dear Enemy, Judy's former classmate becomes an unwilling orphanage superintendent and surrogate mother to an ever-changing brood.

Sarah


— From Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

Description


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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About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143039068
ISBN-10: 0143039067
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: November 30th, 2004
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics