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ISBN 9788125951452
For Age Group 14 - 15 Years
Pages 88
Weight 0.196 Kg
Binding Paperback
Trim Size 6.25*9.5 inches
List Price 175.00

Daddy-Long-Legs is a novel by the American writer Jean Webster. 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.

About Author

Jean Webster, the grand-niece of the legendary American writer Mark Twain was born in 1876. As an undergraduate she wrote a weekly column of ';chatty news' for a newspaper and a number of stories for the Vassar Miscellany.

After graduating, she became a freelance writer and journalist in New York City. Her first novel, When Patty Went to College, was published in 1903. Altogether she wrote eight novels, many unpublished stories and plays and became popular for her realistic, refreshing and witty style. Daddy-Long-Legs became a bestseller. This story of an orphan girl and her unknown benefactor is a wonderful example of ';old-fashioned' writing that combines upholding moral values with superb entertainment. Little wonder that Jean Wester followed it up with a sequel entitled Dear Enemy. In the wholesome tradition of American novels like Little Women, Daddy-Long-Legs too, holds up a mirror to an age that was less ';grey' in its sense of values and did not shy away from moral and social commitment.

Jean Webster loved travelling. She went on a world tour with two friends, visiting many countries including India. She also had a deep interest in many social reform movements. She was concerned about the plight of orphans in orphanages as well as in prisons. She was also a great champion of women's rights.

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