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Jerusha Abbott grew up in an orphanage but was sent to college by a mysterious benefactor she calls Daddy-Long-Legs. In college she falls in love with a young man who wants to marry her, but she refuses because she is an orphan. Finally, after Jerusha--now Judy--graduates, she asks to meet her benefactor.
illustrations by the author, 249 pages
Published 1912 by Hodder & Stoughton
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صلاح القرشي
هذا هو الخلود الأدبي
أن يكتب عمل روائي في عام 1912 وتطالعه الأن في 2012 فتجده طازجا شهيا ساحرا ومعاصرا وكأنه كتب لك

رواية ابي طويل الساقين او العنوان الآخر
صاحب الظل الطويل
اخبرتني أبنتي عندما حكيت لها موضوع الرواية أن هنالك حلقات كرتونية رائعة "من وجهة نظرها طبعا" باسم صاحب الظل الطويل تحكي قصة هذه الرواية
قالت لي ابحث عنها على اليوتيوب
واتفقنا على مقايضة
اشاهد الحلقات الكرتونية
في مقابل أن تطالع هي الرواية
من جهتي سانفذ الجزء الخاص بي
لكن من جهتها فيبدو الأمر صعبا
الرواية ممتعة وتأتي في الجانب الذي اع...more
Christy
I highly recommend that men DON'T read this, and I highly recommend that women - particularly girls who enjoy Little Women, Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, etc. (basically old-fashioned chick flick books with substance) - DO read this. It's sweet and funny and different, not hard to get through in a day or two, and leaves you with a good feeling.
Jasmin
WARNING! To follow is a highly illustrative review/plot summary of the book Daddy-Long-Legs.

As a kid, I totally loved the cartoon Judy. I actually miss it sometimes, but then thanks to Goodreads, I discovered that it all started with a book.


Jerusha Abbott is an orphan at the John Grier Homes. She always gets into trouble and has been overstaying for two years. She works her stay by taking care of the younger ones. She's actually scared that they might turn her out, but one day, Miss Lippet calls...more
Mahsa
Sep 04, 2008 Mahsa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: به نظرم براي نوجوانان و كساني كه داستان نويسي را شروع ميكنند بيشتر از همه مناسب باشه
يادمه سال 70 فضای دبيرستان ما از زندان هم بدتر بود شايد شما يادتون نياد که اونزمان چقدر محدوديت و فشار زياد بود ولی اينطوری بگم که من خودم از دبيرستانم هيچ خاطره خوبی غير از كتابهاي جين وبستر ندارم! تفتيش شديد عقايد و ارعاب بچه ها . ديوارهای کلاسهااز دوده شوفاژ سياه و کثيف بودند و گچ ديوارها هم جا به جا كنده شده بود طوريكه آدم سالمو دو ساعت ميگذاشتی اونجا افسردگی می گرفت !!! پنجره ها هم که از بيرون کلی محافظ و ميله و سيم خاردار داشت که يك وقت عابران پياده سه طبقه قلاب نگيرند و ما رو توی طبقه سوم...more
Mariel
Jun 22, 2011 Mariel rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: it's easy when you're big in Iran
Recommended to Mariel by: whorephans
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Flannery
I found Daddy-Long-Legs courtesy of the lovely ladies over at Young Adult Anonymous and then devoured it in one sitting. (it is free for Kindle, though devoid of illustrations) Published in 1912, it is a series of letters from the fictional Jerusha (Judy) Abbott to the mysterious benefactor who plucks her from an orphanage and pays for her college. The conditions of receiving the monetary support are that he will remain anonymous (as such, Judy calls him many things but most often Daddy-Long-Leg...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
سرپرست مهربان و عزیزی که بچه­ های یتیم رو به کالج می­فرستد: من رسیدم! اینجام! دیروز 4 ساعت با قطار توی راه بودم. حس جالبیه؟ نه؟ من هیچوقت سوار قطار نشده بودم... کالج جای بزرگ و شگفت ­آوریه، هروقت اتاقمو ترک می­کنم، گم می­شم. بعدا وقتی که احساس سردرگمی کمتری داشتم، حتما براتون تعریف می­کنم چطور جاییه، همین طور «راجب درسام». تا دوشنبه صبح کلاسی شروع نمی­شه، و الان شب شنبه است. اما من فقط خواستم یه نامه بنویسم، برای اینکه کمی باهم آشنا شیم. حس غریبیه این که، برای کسی نامه بنویسی، که نمی­شناسیش. کلا...more
Tadiana
I'm trying some freebies of a different sort. This one was written in 1912, so it's free on Gutenberg.org (and, presumably, elsewhere online). Basically it's "Anne Shirley goes to a girls' college." It's a delightful, quick read--less than 100 "pages" on my Kindle.

Jerusha is a 17 year old who lives and works in an orphanage, where she's grown up. She is unexpectedly given the chance to go to college when one of the orphanage trustees reads a humorous piece that she wrote and offers to pay her wa...more
Wendy
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Maggie
This is a book that Noelle has been trying to get me to read forever. This is what she emailed me a year ago after I was like, WTF is a Daddy Long Legs?
Daddy Long Legs is written way back in the day by Mark Twain's niece. It's kinda a little Anne Shirley mixed with Jo March. It's all in letter format but the protagonist is so charming. She's an orphan (guess I should put Jane Eyre in there too!) and then one of the orphanage's benefactors decides to send her to college anonymously so she writes
...more
Deborah Markus
You should read this review if:

1. You haven’t read this book and need to know why you should,

or

2. You’ve read this book, but need to know about the connection between Daddy-Long-Legs and J.D. Salinger.

(Okay, or: 3. Regardless of whether or not you’ve read this book, you now think I’ve been smoking something I shouldn’t have been. Please read this review so I can convince you otherwise. Thank you.)

There is something to be said for not having read the classics as a kid – provided, of course, you s...more
Varsha
Aww I simply fell in LOVE with this book!! And this is straightaway going to my ‘MOST FAVORITE’ Shelf without a doubt!! I am so glad that I found such a charming book without overlooking! I kinda love epistolary novels, which was one of the reason I picked up this book. It’s a story of a 17 year old orphan Jerusha or Judy (as she wants to be called!!) who is sent to college for her higher studies by anonymous trusty funding for her education and in return he only expects a letter from her, every...more
رنا
ايه اللي ممكن اقول عن الرواية دي :)

كان اكتر كارتون بحبه عن الرواية دي ايام ثانوي
بحب جودي آبوت اللي مليانة حيوية و حب

و اخيرا اشتريت الرواية اللي بتحكي عنها
طبعا كنت عارفة ان طويل الساقين هو هو الشخص اللي حبته
بس دا مقللش من متعة الرواية
الرواية عبارة عن خطابات جودي لمستر سميث او طويل الساقين
اتضايقت ف الاول عشان كنت عاوزة اعيش الاحداث و ابقى فاهمة مشاعرها اكتر و مشاعر مستر جيرفي
الخطابات خلتني احس بتفرج عن الاحداث من بعيد !
وخصوصا انها لصوت جودي بس

بس ايه الاسلوب دا و البساطة دي !
روعة فعلا

حبيت...more
Aliaa Mohamed
أظن ان شخصيةالفتاة " جودي آبوت " ستظل ترافقنى لفترة طويلة فقليلة هى الاعمال التى اندمج معها بهذا الشكل وينتابنى الحزن كثيرا عقب الانتهاء من قراءتها وهو ما حدث مع " أبى طويل الساقين " .
بالرغم من بساطة فكرة تلك الرواية وبساطة أسلوب الكاتبة وكأنك تقرأ كتاب للأطفال إلا ان ما انطوت عليه كان عميق للغاية ،، فيكفى ان تشعر بأن هناك من تنتمى إليه - كما قالت جودى أبوت ف النهاية " ألا يبدو غريبًا أن أنتمي لشخص ما أخيرا " - حتى تبدأ ف الشعور بالتغير وانك افضل مما كنت تظن وتبدأ ف رؤية العالم من منظور مختلف تم...more
Zen Cho
Man, I love this book. It was my first introduction to epistolary fiction, and it's just so adorable. Now the fact that she called her romantic interest Daddy throughout the entire book wigs me a bit, and Jervis is so high-handed and lacking in candour that I'm deeply suspicious of him, but I'm gonna put down Judy's trilling that he's right most of the time because he's years older than her to the mushy-brainedness of the first flush of love, and believe that she's going to be able to handle him...more
Saman
Jun 27, 2014 Saman added it
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جودی! کاملاً با تو موافق هستم که عده‌ای از مردم هرگز زندگی نمی‌کنند و زندگی را یک مسابقه دو می‌دانند و می‌خواهند هر چه زودتر به هدفی که در دور دست است دست یابند و متوجه نمی‌شوند که آنقدر خسته‌ شده‌اند که شاید نتوانند به مقصد برسند و اگر هم برسند ناگهان خود را در پایان خط می‌بینند؛ در حالی که نه به مسیر توجه داشته‌اند و نه لذتی از آن برده‌اند. دیر یا زود آدم پیر و خسته می‌شود در حالی که از اطراف خود و دوستداران خود غافل بوده است. آن وقت دیگر رسیدن به آرزوها و اهداف هم برایش بی‌تفاوت می‌شود و فقط...more
Afsane
كتابي كه در دوره طفوليت من بهترين همدم من بود. اين كتاب بهترين هديه اي است كه در طول عمرم دريافت كردم. نيماي عزيزم روحت شاد.
Tweety
May 07, 2014 Tweety rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone who has loved Arthur Ransom, Jean Straten Porter and others
Recommended to Tweety by: Maria
Dear Daddy-Long-Legs,

You'll never guess how much your letters cheered me! I feel that in this short time I have come to know you, even if you did choose to be obstinant and remain unknown to me till the very end. How is it I never guessed who you were?

It all seems odd to no longer have your letters to read, its as if the earth has stopped spinning! Do you know that I think I will have to go stick my nose in Dear Enemy now? I shall die if I do not find out what happens next!

How is it that I hadn
...more
Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

~MY FIRST BOOK IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE~

This is the first book I read in English; I was about 15-16 years old at the time. I studied the language with my beloved teacher, Galina Vasilievna, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). I had 2-3 private classes a week, and she would usually give me an obscene amount of home work - well, thanks for that! After some time spent with study books, I came to a point when she suggested 'additional reading' and gave me this book. I was supposed to prepare a couple of pages of r...more
Linda
Originally published in the early 1900's, this peek at an 18-year-old's struggle while attending college was a wonderful coming of age story. Jerusha 'Judy' Abbott had been given the opportunity of a lifetime. A trustee from the orphanage where she grew up offered her a fully paid scholarship to college. All she had to do was work at her best to become a writer and keep his identity a secret. The problem was she knew very little about him. She gave him the name 'Daddy-Long-Legs' because she knew...more
e.c.h.a
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18 Januari


Dear Goodreads,
Awalnya begini, kenapa baca buku ini.

“Cha, sudah pernah baca Daddy Long-Legs nya Jean Webster belum? Gila nggak nyangka gue ada ya orang menulis dengan gaya seperti ini. Suka gue”
“Heh, Daddy Long Legs? Belum baca tuh gue. Penulisan gimana maksudnya?”
“Iya..Jean Webster menulis dengan metode seperti menulis surat”

Dan pembicaraan gue terus berlangsung membahas buku ini, yang akhirnya berujung dengan kata-kata “Lo nggak penasaran dengan buku...more
Tina
Original post at One More Page

In my quest to find more classics to read and catch up with my classics reading challenge, I stumbled upon Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster in Goodreads. I remember seeing a review of this somewhere there, too, and seeing it had a lot of favorable reviews, I decided to download it for free from the Kindle store.

The reviews have told me enough to know that a cartoon was based on this book. It's vaguely familiar, but I really cannot remember much of it, save for the m...more
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
Beautiful, hilarious and endearing! A timeless classic that has the easy going page-turner plot of a modern relaxing read alongside the emotional and philosophical depth of the most renowned jewels of literature.

A read for both young and old, that will induce you with new awareness for the beauty of life and those little, everyday happy moments, while laughing at all the oddities of people and their tempers.
SalLy Ahmed ʚɞ
رائعة ,, جودي أضافت لي بهجة الوحدة

رغم كل مآسيها الصغيرة فهى لها روح الحياة
لم تيأس لحظة ,, سـ أسمح لجودى ان تكون صديقتى الجديدة دوماً
Anne
What a lovely gem of a book!

The heroine was so endearing and funny, she is sure to lift your spirits up from her very first letter! For an orphan who had never seen much of the world, she was very brave and happy and I loved how she always tried to make the best out of everything. It shows that those who don't have much truly know how to appreciate what they do have.

This cute little story all unfolds through Jerusha's letters to the mysterious benefactor who is paying for her college education,...more
PurplyCookie
Jerusha Abbott has grown up in the John Grier Home for orphans. As the oldest, she is in charge of the younger children. An anonymous benefactor on the Board, "Mr. Smith," decides to send her to college, as long as she writes to him faithfully detailing her education. Originally published in 1912, Jean Webster's coming-of-age tale continues to be relevant to young women today. While some experiences and circumstances are dated, the emotions and life situations of Judy are timeless. Judy is an ou...more
Rashika (is tired)
If anyone ever asked me to recommend a classic, this is what I would recommend. I love what I've read by Jane Austen but this, THIS is truly a timeless story. Almost a century later after it was first published I find myself relating to this young girl. Her story comes to life for me through her letters to Daddy Long Legs.

Sitting here, writing this, I can most definitely say that this book lived up to everything I had hoped it would.

I didn't actually know this book existed until quite recently a...more
Hallie
Can't help it - the romance is creepy, but I love Judy so much, and her delight in being in college and having nice things and friends and books - so wonderful. It's been a favourite of mine forever, and one I enjoyed reading to the girls too.
Linda Hilton
Although I had read this twice before, the most recent reading was probably in the early 1990s, at least 20 years ago. The free Kindle edition being available, I downloaded it yesterday evening and by early this afternoon had finished it.

The edition I read appears to be an OCR scan of a British print edition -- "honours," "clamoured," etc. -- and has several major glitches, such as lines forced into one- or two-character-wide spacing.

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Lina
Jan 23, 2010 Lina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yang suka karakter utamanya cewe feminis
Daddy Longs Legs, salah satu kisah klasik terkenal sepanjang masa, memang bukan salah satu novel yang masuk bacaan terbaik sepanjang masa. Tapi buku ini salah satu buku dengan karakter utama yang berjiwa feminis yang ditulis pada era dimana pria masih mendominasi tatanan kehidupan dan norma-norma sosial pada masa sebelum pecah perang dunia 1.

Sebagian besar pasti sudah tau inti utama plot cerita ini, yaitu tentang seorang gadis yatim piatu bernama Jerusha(Judy) Abbott yang selama 17 tahun kehidu...more
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Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster) was born July 24, 1876 and died June 11, 1916. She was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. (The books are available online in the etext collection, A Celebration of Women Writers,and in downloadable form at Project Gutenberg.) Her most well-known books feature lively and likeable young female...more
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