Daddy Long Legs

Jean Webster

Book Description

"Daddy-Long-Legs" is a novel written by Jean Webster. The story follows the life and adventures of Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, an orphaned young woman who receives a unique opportunity to attend college. The novel is structured as a series of letters written by Judy to her mysterious benefactor, whom she affectionately refers to as "Daddy-Long-Legs" due to his elongated shadow. The benefactor, whose identity Judy is unaware of, offers to pay for her education with the condition that she writes him regular letters about her experiences. Through these letters, readers witness Judy's growth, challenges, and discoveries as she navigates college life, forms friendships, and explores her talents as a writer. As Judy's letters unfold, she shares her aspirations, observations, and humor, allowing readers to connect with her vibrant personality. She also develops a correspondence with Jervis Pendleton, a trustee of the college, leading to a heartwarming and humorous exchange between the two. "Daddy-Long-Legs" is a coming-of-age story that explores themes of independence, self-discovery, and the power of education. The novel's epistolary format offers a unique and intimate glimpse into Judy's inner thoughts and experiences. With its engaging narrative and endearing characters, the novel continues to captivate readers and remains a classic tale of personal growth and unexpected connections. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded for free.

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