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ISBN-10: 0140374558

ISBN-13: 9780140374551

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jean Webster, Jean Webster

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A young orphan is given a new life by an unknown benefactor, whom she christens Daddy-Long-Legs, since all she has seen is his elongated shadow. Chiefly written in the form of letters to Daddy-Long-Legs, this is a classic children's story.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Jean Webster(1875-1916) was born in Fredonia, New York, the daughter of Charles L. Webster, who was Mark Twain's publisher and business partner. Educated at Vassar College, she must have been a woman with a strong social conscience, perhaps aroused by her visits as a student to orphanages and other institutions (part of her economics course: her degree was in English and economics). She was always concerned for the plight of children who began life with such disadvantages and later she served on committees for prison reform and regularly visited Sing Sing jail. She wrote a number of novels that are now forgotten, but the last two,Daddy-Long-Legs(1912) and its sequelDear Enemy(1915), have survived both in book form, stage and film versions, and a British musical comedy Love from Judy produced in 1953. In 1915 Jean Webster married Glenn Ford McKinney. She died a year later, the day after the birth of her daughter. From the Hardcover edition.