Daddy-Long-Legs / Dear Enemy by Elaine Showalter, Jean Webster

Daddy-Long-Legs / Dear Enemy

Daddy-Long-Legs #1-2

Elaine Showalter, Jean Webster

fiction classics romance young adult funny lighthearted fast-paced

357 pages | first published 1915


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. ...
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