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Daddy Long Legs review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB characters É eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Webster Was like a dream come true For the first time in her life she had someone she could pretend was family But everything was not perfect for he chose to. You should read this review if1 You haven t read this book and need to know why you shouldor2 You ve read this book but need to know about the connection between Daddy Long Legs and JD SalingerOkay or 3 Regardless of whether or not you ve read this book you now think I ve been smoking something I shouldn t have been Please read this review so I can convince you otherwise Thank youThere is something to be said for not having read the classics as a kid provided of course you steal time as an adult to catch up on everything you ve missed There s nothing like finding out the fun way in your 20s or 30s or 40s that the reason a particular work is called a classic is that it s absolutely wonderfulThis isn t always the case I can t guarantee you ll shriek Where have you BEEN all my life if you pick up say Gargantuan and Pantagruel But I ve had two separate friends express their startled delight that Anna Karenina is not only not too hard for mere mortals to read but is in fact a moving and engrossing read and a ripping good one at that I myself missed out on To Kill A Mockingbird until I was in my 40s because everybody only talked about the important moral issues it discusses and nobody mentioned how hard its writing kicks arse I only finally read it because I got too embarrassed about having to admit that I hadn t and I m a lousy liarSo Daddy Long Legs is an absolute delight I figured it would be cute and given how long ago it was written probably pretty sappy That s okay I can deal with a little sap Sometimes I even like itBut the young narrator Jerusha Abbott is mercilessly sharp and laugh out loud funny Put it to you this way My son decided to read this after he kept cracking up from all the bits I read out loud to him at the breakfast table He s a sixteen year old EDM aficionado If you re still holding out I don t know what to tell youThis is the story of a girl who insists on being her own spiky sharp funny self in spite of growing up in an orphanage whose goal as Jerusha puts it is to turn the ninety seven orphans into ninety seven twins This is not virtue rewarded in the usual sense of the phrase Jerusha is given a scholarship to college thanks to her excellent writing The essay that snagged her this scholarship was a bitterly funny piece about the orphanage I LOVE the fact that Jerusha escapes a horrible situation by speaking up about how awful it is Yes I ve been reading too many Regency era novels about how women who suffer ills and abuses patiently are rewarded This book was the perfect antidoteHere s something else I didn t expect from this book a Salinger connectionI recently reread The Catcher in the Rye If you ve read it too you ll probably recall that the narrator Holden Caulfield starts this book having less than a wonderful day Specifically he just found out he s being expelled from his swanky boarding school He goes to his room to try to relax with a book I d only read about three pages though when I heard somebody coming through the shower curtains Even without looking up I knew right away who it was It was Robert Ackley this guy that roomed right next to me Nobody ever called him anything except Ackley Not even Herb Gale his own roommate ever called him Bob or even Ack If he ever gets married his own wife ll probably call him Ackley That s a funny passage It also emphasizes Ackley s name It becomes clear very uickly that Holden isn t fond of Ackley at the best of times Today he finds him particularly annoying because Ackley won t let him read No matter how often Holden hints that he s reading or at least he d like to be annoying Ackley just won t leaveOkay Big deal Way to be random DeborahEXCEPTHere is a wonderful passage from Daddy Long Legs part of a chapter in which the narrator has been listing all the reasons it s been a lousy day at school Jerusha has mentioned earlier that the best part of every day for her is the evening when she curls up to read not assigned reading but just plain books to make up for all the lost time at the bookless orphanage Friday is sweeping day and the maid had mixed all the papers on my desk We had tombstone for dessert milk and gelatin flavored with vanilla We were kept in chapel twenty minutes later than usual to listen to a speech about womanly women And then just as I was settling down with a sigh of well earned relief to The Portrait of a Lady a girl named Ackerly a dough faced deadly unintermittently stupid girl who sits next to me in Latin because her name begins with A came to ask if Monday s lesson commenced at paragraph 69 or 70 and stayed ONE HOUR She has just gone Am I one of those Salinger conspiracy theorist weirdos or does it sound like Salinger liked Daddy Long Legs and paid it a strange little tribute in his best known bookYou should read Daddy Long Legs and decide for yourself If you ve already read it but it s been a long time you should read it again and see how much fun it is to read classics when you re a chronological grownup and 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Daddy Long Legs review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB characters É eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Webster Remain anonymous and asked that she only write him concerning her progress in school Who was this mysterious gentleman and would Jerusha ever meet hi. Note Sept 12 2016 I edited this review just now to correct the misspelling of tonsillitisBefore this book was nominated as a common read in my Vintage Tales group I d never even heard of it or of Jean Webster 1876 1916 Going into it my expectations weren t particularly high As it turned out though I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the reading experienceThough not well known today Webster wrote roughly a score of books in her short lifetime she died on the cusp of 40 From this book it s clear that she belongs to the Realist tradition though unlike the regionalist Realists of that day she doesn t at least here go in for a sense of place or regional dialect the geographic location of the orphanage where foundling Jerusha Judy Abbott grows up and of the women s college she eventually attends are left indeterminate The premise here in some ways though not others is similar to a distaff version of Great Expectations a disadvantaged adolescent is befriended and raised in station by an anonymous benefactor whose deliberately concealed identity creates an element of mystery she knows only that he s a trustee of the orphanage The book title comes from his tall frame and long limbs which on the one occasion at the beginning of the book where she caught a passing glimpse of his back made his shadow resemble a daddy long legs Unlike Pip s benefactor however Judy s influenced by reports from her teachers that she s intelligent and has writing talent puts most of his benevolence into educating her rather than showering her with spending money though she gets a decent amount of the latterMost of the book is written in the epistolary style consisting of letters written by Judy to the eponymous Daddy Long Legs as directed by the terms of her arrangement with him which also stipulate that he won t reply to her so it s a one sided correspondence Epistolary novels fell out of favor later in the 20th century and may have an unfamiliar feel to a generation that seldom writes paper letters But even for modern readers the style and diction is lively and humorous the subjects wide ranging and interesting it s both a fascinating window into early 20th century college and social life seen through the eyes of a keen observer who s used to being an outsider and a vehicle for social criticism and theologicalphilosophical reflection one suspects that Judy s views mirror Webster s But it s also a wonderful character study of a thoroughly likable infectiously enthusiastic girl who s apt to steal your heart Yes she has her moments in the dumps too and times when she can be tactless that just means she s human like the rest of us She IS a college girl though learning a college girl s vocabulary so there are occasional big words here If one or two are unfamiliar to a reader it s just a chance to build ones own vocabularyNaturally being a different person than Judy is I didn t agree with all of her opinions My religious attitudes are different from her essentially secular ones though I m no enad of the grim handed down Puritanism of rural New England than she is and while I approve of her feminism her Fabian Socialism hasn t worn well over the ensuing century which saw the horrors of the Socialist experiment of European and Asiatic Communism and the melt down of the former But her attitudes are realistic for a young person of her background being college educated in the height of the Progressive era and in many of the ways that she looks at life I can recognize that she s wise and perceptive Many readers will tumble onto a particular plot point much sooner than Judy does I did for instance but no spoiler here But I don t see this as a defect it imparts an added element of fun to the book if we re in on something Judy doesn t know Since the usual treatment for tonsillitis is amputation it s hard to picture her having it twice and it s also hard to imagine a high school graduate not knowing that Shelley was a poet or that Henry VIII was married than once But these are minor uibblesMy main problem with the book which cost it the fifth star is the fact that for me Judy s benefactor came across as a bit too distant with his policy of strict secrecy about his identity and refusal to answer her letters and too bossy and controlling at several junctures He communicates his wishes through his secretary To her credit though she defies his bossiness on a couple of points and makes her own decision The whole situation of course becomes complicated than it starts out and if our title character had handled the arrangement sensibly the book wouldn t have the same distinctive feel and flavor But to me it was still a bit off putting That didn t keep me from really liking the bookWebster wrote a seuel to this novel Dear Enemy At this point I wouldn t seek it out as such I m trying not to get sucked into commitments to series and seuels right now But if I ran across a copy of it I d give it a read El mundo amarillo (BEST SELLER) review just 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s apt to steal your heart Yes she has her moments in the dumps too and times when she can be tactless that just means she s human like the Secrets to Keep rest of us She IS a college girl though learning a college girl s vocabulary so there are occasional big words here If one or two are unfamiliar to a Za hor rgyal poʼi sras mo Lha lcam Man dha ra waʼi rnam par thar pa reader it s just a chance to build ones own vocabularyNaturally being a different person than Judy is I didn t agree with all of her opinions My Secrets to Keep Webster Grove #3 rural New England than she is and while I approve of her feminism her Fabian Socialism hasn t worn well over the ensuing century which saw the horrors of the Socialist experiment of European and Asiatic Communism and the melt down of the former But her attitudes are The Exit Visa realistic for a young person of her background being college educated in the height of the Progressive era and in many of the ways that she looks at life I can Nic 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Daddy Long Legs review Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB characters É eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Webster When Jerusha Abbott an eighteen year old girl living in an orphan asylum was told that a mysterious millionaire had agreed to pay for her education it. WARNING To follow is a highly illustrative reviewplot summary of the book Daddy Long LegsAs a kid I totally loved the cartoon Judy I actually miss it sometimes but then thanks to Goodreads I discovered that it all started with a bookJerusha Abbott is an orphan at the John Grier Homes She always gets into trouble and has been overstaying for two years She works her stay by taking care of the younger ones She s actually scared that they might turn her out but one day Miss Lippet calls Jerusha to her office On her way she sees a man s shadow who appears to have extremely long legsAs she enters Miss Lippet s office Miss Lippet tells her that she is to be sent to college by an anonymous man whom she could call Mr John Smith which is of course is an aliasJerusha is very thankful She sends Mr John Smith letters on almost about anything ranging from her studies and silly exploits and how a foundling like her strives to keep the secret of her roots The letters some silly some serious some showing what she learns but all are funny and touchingShe calls him Daddy Long Legs since his shadow is all that she could tell of him She does very well at school ends up being called Judy and gains friends Sally Mc Bride the one with glasses and Julia Pendleton blonde But despite the constant sending of Mr John Smith of gifts she can t help but be depressed writing to someone who never writes back A girl couldn t help but cryAh hah Then she meets Jervis Pendleton a rich uncle of her classmate Julia Pendleton Jervis understands her and in some way they have the same flow of thinkingBut somehow along the way she happens to fall in love with him despite the 14 years age gap And ah the ending is so refreshing I remember feeling the same amount of lightheartedness because the ending is so touchingAnd now that it s over I look wistfully like thisWell not as cute as that but teary eyed since my longing for the cartoon is somehow eased but still thereDaddy Long Legs is a sweet tale not just of romance but also how an orphan girl strives and blends in the normal world Judy is a heroine that is very admirable and whom everyone must set an example of She is strong and hardworking And her roots never interfered with her dreams and she somehow made it an inspiration to aim higher And also she is not perfect and as she constantly points out she is just a girl of whom all of us could relate toBut somehow I couldn t get enough of this so off to get a copy of the seuel Dear EnemyBut who is Daddy Long Legs Read to find out D

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  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Jean Webster
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  • 01 August 2019
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