- File Size: 361 KB
- Print Length: 97 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530335272
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 30, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004UJD63K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,369 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Daddy-Long-Legs Kindle Edition
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What was especially interesting to me, though, was the difference between the world in which this book was written, and the world in which I live. Women's rights were still uncertain, yet here is a heroine who finds he independence, who dares to defy her benefactor and dreams of all of the things she might be one day.
I've read that there are some who criticize the fairy-tale ending; I'm a grown woman - married, with a career - and I loved it. I don't read romances or wish on stars, but a little happy ending never hurt anyone.
Read it. You won't be sorry.
Largely written in the form of letters from a lonely orphaned girl to her male benefactor, and reflecting times past, the heroine's trials, tribulations, hopes and fears seem as relevant today as when it was written. Her thoughts and feelings are revealed as she makes her journey through school and college towards employment and love. But, fear not, this story is no 'sloppy' romance - our heroine shows herself to be both feisty and funny!
A truly delightful read.
Once she arrived at school, she wrote to him continually. Initially upbeat, she was not afraid of revealing her opinions. Somewhat brash, a little bit fickle and with a smack of naivety, Jerusha wrote about everything: her petty meanness, Michael Angelo, no more hand-me-down clothes and too much coffee.
And he was her everything: her 'entire family', the one person she loved out of a choice of two people and her sounding board even though his end was silent. He was "her granny", the Thing, her way to practice her French and her 'pretend uncle'.
DADDY LONG LEGS was so different, so unusual, I couldn't help but love it. I especially enjoyed when she wrote about Julia Pendleton and the history of her family! Jerusha/Judy was goofy, refreshing, and most of all, honest. A Side Note: be sure and pay attention to all the distinct ways she signed her letters.
I would have given it five stars except for several minor quibbles that I had. I can't tell you my quirky reasons because it will give away the story and I want you to read it! Just keep chanting to yourself: it was written in the early 1900s, it was written in the early 1900s,....Read more ›
The rest of the book is Jerusha's letters to her benefactor whom she has dubbed "Daddy-Long-Legs" because of the long shadow she saw of him the day he offered to pay for her college. Jerusha starts her freshman year of college full of excitement and trepidation, as the years go on we see her mature into a very intelligent, fun-loving, independent young woman.
The entire time I was reading this I had flashbacks to reading this book: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
I thoroughly enjoyed both books! There is just something about a mystery benefactor setting out to make a poor orphan girl have a better life and ultimately develop a romance between the two. Ooops, that may be a bit spoiler-ish, but I think both books have their own unique characters that make them different enough to warrant reading both. I first heard about Daddy-Long-Legs in a Mother Daughter Book Club(by Heather Vogel Frederick) story and have wanted to read it ever since. Then I saw it on Amber Stokes' blog Seasons of Humility for a Top Ten post and decided I must read it NOW. Again, I was not disappointed. I enjoyed reading how Jerusha matured as time went on, and I enjoyed her letters to her benefactor, she shared everything both good and bad with him. She even shared her frustration with him being anonymous and never writing her or responding to her. A sweet story that I was totally satisfied I finally got around to reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a delightful novel written over 100 years ago that is so well written it is easy for anyone to read.Published 1 month ago by Graham Kayes
I super love it! I'm on to watch the motion picture version in YouTube - a Japanese made anime. :-)Published 2 months ago
Interesting read. Digital formatting wasn't great, but it didn't take away from the book.Published 2 months ago by Randal Yerta
This classic is fun to read. I read it first years ago, and it really is entertaining. Written with a lot of style and witty, lighthearted. I think you will enjoy it.Published 2 months ago by Classicslover
That this story was set in a period of history so different from 2016 did not mar my enjoyment one bit. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SingingSkylark
That's it, entertaining, and very Jane-like. I enjoyed it very much, and brightened my mood, which was in need of "brightening".Published 3 months ago by Leslie Pollard
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