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Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

Jean Webster - Author

Elaine Showalter - Editor/introduction

Elaine Showalter - Notes by

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ISBN 9780143039068 | 384 pages | 30 Nov 2004 | Penguin Classics | 5.15 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Two vivacious epistolary novels of young womanhood

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.