First published in 1912, Daddy-Long-Legs is an epistolary novel that follows orphan Jerusha "Judy" Abbott through her college years through a series of letters written to her anonymous benefactor, whom she nicknames "Daddy-Long-Legs." As Judy learns to navigate the complex world of studies, social life, and romance, her letters convey her growth and address the increasingly complex questions that preoccupy her.
"My granddaughter loved it .. So I had to read"
This delightful sequel to Webster's Daddy Long-Legs centers on socialite Sallie McBride, who reluctantly agrees to become director of an orphan asylum. The asylum's benefactors, her friends Judy and Jervis Pendleton, insist she is just the person to institute the sweeping reforms the institution needs. The exuberant Sallie soon begins ruffling feathers of the staff, filling the children's lives with hope and love, and locking horns with the new Scotch doctor, the Dear Enemy of the title.
"A Charming and Historically Poignant Sequel"
Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Every day she helps scrub and dress the younger children - all 97 of them. Soon she will graduate from high school and be on her own. Where will she go, and how will she support herself? When an anonymous wealthy donor decides to send her to college, Jerusha can hardly believe her good fortune. All she must do in return is send him a letter once a month. With all the excitement of college life - classes, parties, new friends, and a special gentleman - Jerusha can hardly stop writing!
"Daddy Long Legs"
Author Jean Webster ("Daddy Long Legs") presents the antics of irrepressible Patty Wyatt and her friends at a women's college at the turn of the 20th century. Patty takes full advantage of the freedom that college life provides, skirting the rules, getting into "scrapes", and doing as little work as possible while still managing to learn life lessons along the way.
Mischievous Jerusha Abbott corresponds with her unknown benefactor after she leaves the orphan asylum for college, expanding horizons and romance. This reading was selected as a Notable Children's Recording in 1989 by the American Library Association.
"A good Classic for your evening"
Vi invitiamo all’ascolto di un libro delizioso, Papà Gambalunga, di Jean Webster, scrittrice americana vissuta a cavallo tra la fine dell’800 e gli inizi del 900. Il suo pensiero aperto e progressista resiste alla patina del tempo ed è quanto mai attuale, sia nel campo dell’educazione, che in quello delle relazioni.Dal libro furono tratti film, commedie musicali, e “anime” giapponesi. Musica di Kevin Mac LeodAl termine dell’audiolibro, una breve intervista immaginaria all’autrice. Intervistatrice: Manuela Daviddi.