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Daddy-Long-Legs

Серия: "Puffin Classics"

A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to'Daddy-Long-Legs', or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is...

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (2016)

ISBN: 978-0-14-133111-9

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Webster, Jean

▪ American writer
original name  Alice Jane Chandler Webster  
born July 24, 1876, Fredonia, N.Y., U.S.
died June 11, 1916, New York, N.Y.

      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 (Crapsey, Adelaide). 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 with The Wheat Princess (1905) and Jerry, 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; and Daddy-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 Webster's own adaptation, and a popular Mary Pickford (Pickford, Mary) 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.

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Источник: Webster, Jean

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  • Daddy Long Legs —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Daddy Longlegs. Daddy Long Legs Titre original Kidari ajeossi Réalisation Gong Jeong shik Acteurs principaux Yeon Jeong hun Ha Ji won Shin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Daddy-Long-Legs — ist der Name: eines Romans (1912) der amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Jean Webster, siehe Daddy Langbein. eines koreanischen Films, siehe Daddy Long Legs (Film). eines ehemaligen Mitglieds der Bloodhoundgang. Der volkstümliche Name der Brighton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Daddy Long-Legs — ist der Name: eines Romans (1912) der amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Jean Webster, siehe Daddy Langbein. eines koreanischen Films, siehe Daddy Long Legs (Film). eines ehemaligen Mitglieds der Bloodhoundgang. Der volkstümliche Name der Brighton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Daddy Long Legs — ist der Name: eines Romans (1912) der amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Jean Webster, siehe Daddy Langbein. eines koreanischen Films, siehe Daddy Long Legs (Film). eines ehemaligen Mitglieds der Bloodhoundgang. Der volkstümliche Name der Brighton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • daddy long legs — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms daddy long legs : singular daddy long legs plural daddy long legs 1) British a fly with a thin body and very long thin legs 2) American an insect like a spider with a round body and very long thin legs …   English dictionary

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