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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,105 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Webster Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

A classic coming-of-age story featuring a clever, engaging, and altogether realistic heroine, Daddy-Long-Legs has been a beloved tale since its publication and continues to delight its audiences.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joanne Valiukas | 2/18/2014

    " As a teenager, I thought this was terribly romantic; possibly because I wanted someone to come sweep me off my feet and out of my life. My impressions of this tale are probably coloured from having read it as an impressionable teenager but as a good somelier will tell you...if you like it...it is good. And I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenine | 2/17/2014

    " I loved the very particular period school details in the book. The food and clothes and the steeplechase with a paper trail. It rushes forward into the neatly tied fairy tale ending. And yes it is profoundly unfeminist. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/14/2014

    " I couldn't put this book down, it was so fascinating. It was first published in 1912, so it could almost be considered historical fiction as it chronicles a girl's college experiences. What a delightful story though! A bit predictable, but I loved the sweet ending. I also quite enjoyed the unusual epistolary format. Although my particular copy has a hideous cover, the summary had me immediately. I'm so glad I read it! Never judge a book by the cover! Fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alissa | 2/11/2014

    " This book made up of letters from Judy, who is an orphan, to the anonymous man who is paying for her to get a college education was a delightful, funny, fast read. Because it was written in the early 1900's, it gives you a peek at what it must have been like for the women getting a college education during this time period. "

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About the Author
Author Jean Webster

Jean Webster is the pseudonym of American writer Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876–1916). Best known for her epistolary novel Daddy-Long-Legs, her other works include Dear Enemy, When Patty Went to College, Jerry Junior, and Just Patty, several of which Webster adapted for the stage. Born in Fredonia, New York, she attended Vassar College, where she majored in English and economics. Her writing, characterized by lively and likable heroines, engaging dialogue, and clever humor, often addresses themes of women’s education and suffrage and social reform.