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DetailsJerusha Abbott at 18 years is the eldest orphan at John Grier Home orphanage. All petty responsibilities of the kids at the orphanage rest on her tender shoulders. One fine day, her mundane life undergoes a surprising change when an unknown trustee of the orphanage offers to pay for her college education as he is very impressed by one of her essays! He promises her a liberal monthly allowance and insists on being anonymous.His only condition is that Jerusha should send him monthly letters and keep him posted about her life in college, but not to expect any replies from him. What follows is an insight into Jerushas unexplored, fascinating world of college life through the letters that she writes to her unknown benefactor.She addresses him adoringly as Daddy-Long-Legs as she had seen his long shadow once while he was leaving the asylum. She shares a lovehateangergratitude relationship with him. Finally, at the end of the story, the identity of Daddy-Long-Legs is revealed. Is her godfather someone familiar or a total stranger?ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jean Webster, original name Alice Jane Chandler Webster, American writer who is best remembered for her fiction best-seller Daddy-Long-Legs, which was also successful in stage and motion picture adaptations. Webster adopted the name Jean while attending the Lady Jane Grey School in Binghamton, New York. In 1901 she graduated from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was a classmate and close friend of the poet Adelaide Crapsey. Webster, who was a grandniece of Mark Twain, showed an early interest in writing. While in college she contributed a weekly column to the Poughkeepsie Sunday Courier and at the same time started writing the stories that were collected in her first book, When Patty Went to College (1903).Webster soon followed withThe Wheat Princess (1905) andJerry, Junior (1907), both inspired by her extended visit to Italy;The Four Pools Mystery (1908), published anonymously;Much Ado About Peter (1909);Just Patty (1911), more stories about her first character, who was perhaps modeled on Crapsey; andDaddy-Long-Legs (1912), her most popular work. Daddy-Long-Legs, first serialized in the Ladies Home Journal, became a best-seller when published in book form. It was a successful stage play (1914) in Websters own adaptation, and a popular Mary Pickford silent film (1919).Daddy-Long-Legs was not only a successful piece of fiction but also a stimulus to reform the institutional treatment of orphans. In 1914 Webster published Dear Enemy, a sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs and also a best-seller.
SKU Code PRK B 4966 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789384225476 Author Name JEAN WEBSTER Publisher Name OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL