Webster, Jean-Daddy-Long-Legs


A moving and filled with humor novel “Daddy-Long-Legs” by the American writer Jean Webster (1876—1916) is a story of an orphaned Judy give told in the letters to her guardian whom she had never seen before. He sent her for studying at a college on condition that every month she would write letters to him. To his judgment, she, being a gifted girl, could become a good writer and writing letters regularly would help a great deal in this matter. Judy carries out the stipulated condition with great pleasure: she studies at the college with absorbing interest; her life is full of various events and adventures; she herself is eager to candidly tell somebody her thoughts and emotional experiences, to confide her first love to somebody. The book has quite an unexpected ending which evokes in the reader the feeling of warm and offers hope for happiness.