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دشمن عزیز (Daddy-Long-Legs #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  4,732 Ratings  ·  425 Reviews
In this sequel to "Daddy-Long-Legs", Judy and Jervis Pendleton appoint lively, red-headed Sallie McBride as Superintendent of the John Grier Orphan Asylum. Her clashes with Dr. Sandy MacRae (her "dear enemy") are both hilarious and appealing.

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Published 2007 by انتشارات قدیانی (first published 1912)
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Jojo
Eugenics, oh dear, oh dear. This book has all sorts of dodgy stuff in that can be overlooked a bit - but not completely! - by always keeping the mantra, "This was written almost a hundred years ago," going in your head while you're reading. I would give it five stars - on the whole, I like this one more than Daddy-Long-Legs, which it comes after - but alas! It is really quite dodgy to a reader now.

But for everything else that is not dodgy, I only have massive amounts of love. As an epistolary no
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs #2), Jean Webster
Characters: Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, Jervis Pendleton, Julia Pendleton, Sally McBride, Robin McRae
عنوان: دشمن عزیز؛ نویسنده: جین وبستر؛ از سری بابا لنگ دراز، کتاب شماره 2؛ مترجم: مهرداد مهدويان؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، قدیانی، 1377، در 343 ص، مصور، شابک: 9644171985؛
پیشتر در سال 1363 نیز این کتاب با ترجمه بانو سوسن اردکانی در انتشارات زرین چاپ و نشر شده است
در این کتاب ماجراها از قلم سالی مک براید در نامه هایش روایت میشوند. تقریباً کل کتاب در «نوانخانه جان گ
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Argona
I have great love for this novel. I read it first as a teenage girl and since then, I have read it many times and each time, I enjoy it immensely and close the book with a big smile on my face.

Dear Enemy is a sequel to the famous novel "Daddy Long Legs" and is told in a sequence of letters from Sallie to different people, mostly Judy. I have to say that I love this story more than the first novel.In my opinion, Dear Enemy is far more interesting, humorous, lively and romantic compared to the fir
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notyourmonkey
Huge swathes of charming, with one egregious, icky icky caveat. I do love me a good epistolary novel, and this one is splendidly done, with a light touch on what the narrator says and what the author wants to happen. I find Sallie a slightly less dense narrator than Judy (heroine of the prequel Daddy Long Legs), whose greatest charm and irritation is her cheerful, persistent earnestness. Sallie is always a bit more self-aware, even when she's the silly socialite being badgered into working, and ...more
Sally906
Apr 28, 2011 Sally906 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
First published in 1915, DEAR ENEMY is a sequel to Daddy Long Legs. Judy is now married and recruits her college friend Sallie to give up her happy-go-lucky life and run the John Grier Home, the orphanage that Judy was raised in. Sallie is getting bored waiting for her Congressman boyfriend to propose and agrees to take the job on a temporary basis. She turns up at the home with her kind heart, wicked sense of humour, her maid and her dog. She immediately falls foul of the home’s Scottish doctor ...more
Sara Kamjou
سالی مک براید دوست جودی ابوت در کتاب بابا لنگ دراز نقش اصلی این کتاب رو به عهده داره و نامهها از زبون اون هستن.
صد صفحه اول و صد صفحه آخر کتاب دشمن عزیز رو خیلی زیاد دوست داشتم. با غر زدنهای بامزه سالی به خنده میفتادم و کنارش شاهد رشد کردنش بودم! تو دغدغههای سالی خیلی وقتها خودم رو پیدا میکردم و این آینهای که مجسم میکرد برام خیلی لذتبخش بود.
کتابهایی مثل بابا لنگ دراز و دشمن عزیز که آدم رو به سمت ارتقا دادن خودش هدایت میکنه و ذرهبین چشمامون رو از مشکلات زندگی دور میکنه خیلی دلچسبن و بیشتر با سلیقه
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This is a sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, a charming 1912 book. The main character from that book, Judy, convinces her college friend, Sallie McBride, to accept the job of running the orphanage where Judy grew up. Sallie swears it's only temporary, but life has a way of happening and children have a way of worming their way into your heart. This book is made up of Sallie's letters to several people, mostly Judy, Sallie's on-and-off boyfriend Gordon, and Dr. Robin MacRae, the local doctor who takes an ...more
Katie
Re-read May 2016

Had to re-read this, too, of course!

Original Review

OH. I loved this.

I only found out recently that this book, a companion to Daddy Long Legs, existed at all, but, after reading Daddy Long Legs, I decided I better read it and I'm so glad I did. I think I'm glad, too, that I waited until now to read it. It's about Sallie, Judy's friend, taking over the running of Judy's old orphanage. And I think I appreciate it more than I would've had I read it when I first read Daddy Long Legs i
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Gwen
Oct 14, 2012 Gwen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Gwen by: my grandmother
Shelves: fiction
When you read this book, FORGET ALL MENTION OF EUGENICS. It's terrible, but this is what you get for reading a book that's almost 100 years old. Not that that is any excuse, however.

Other than that glaring concern (plus the subtle--but thankfully rare--cases of racism) (I'm really not selling this book well, am I?), I love this book, even more than Daddy Long Legs. This is a wonderful journey of a woman learning to become more independent and self-assured, all while maintaining a sense of humor
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Shalini
Oct 23, 2013 Shalini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The continuation of Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster. A typical 19th century narrative. This book starts a few years after Jerusha and Jervis are married. They want to remodel and improve the John Greer orphanage and find a suitable matron: none other than Sally McBride, Judy's dear school friend. Part Irish, part English, part Scotch, with a delightful mixture of representative qualities from all these races. She is initially reluctant, but later assumes full responsibility of the home and impro ...more
Elsabet
This was a cute story. A little bothersome sometimes (Sally would go on and on about Gordon, and I so detest him) but an overall enjoyable read.

I really liked the renovating of the orphanage and the building of the "Indian" camp. However my favorite part of the entire book was (view spoiler)

Percy was most likely my favorite character, I have a very strange habit of picking the minorest of characters to be my favorites, but ah well
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Tweety
Feb 16, 2014 Tweety rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who have read and loved Dadfy Long Legs

Dear Enemy, thank goodness it didn't turn out how I thought it would! If it had I may have tossed you across the room in a fit of pique. Sallie was a dear redhead! Her fiery temper had me chuckling several times. And the grumpy Dr. Robin 'Sandy' MacRae was painted in such an affectionate light! I'm sorry I never liked Gordon, he was a sniveling pest who thought he was God's gift to women. Didn't like him a bit! I do rather wish I could have had just the tinnest of glimpses at Judy&Javises re
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Arila
Nov 22, 2014 Arila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 Es una lectura dirigida a lectores más adultos que Papaíto Piernas Largas y me ha costado más cogerle el punto a Sally que a Judith, pero me ha acabado pareciendo una historia igual de tierna. Son interesantes las ideas que aparecen sobre la educación de los niños a principios de siglo.
QNPoohBear
In this sequel to Daddy Long-Legs, Judy Abbott is happily married to Jervis Pendleton and following him wherever he goes on business. He has taken over as chief trustee of the John Grier Home and Judy wants her friend Sallie McBride to take over as superintendent. At first Sallie rejects the idea, being a frivolous socialite, but when her wealthy politician suitor laughs at the idea of Sallie taking care of 100 orphans, she decides to take on the challenge. She's appalled at the conditions in wh ...more
Robina Fox
Apr 09, 2011 Robina Fox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a novel of letters from Sallie McBride, Judy's college friend from Daddy-Long-Legs, sometimes to the "enemy' of the title (a gruff Scottish doctor), sometimes to Judy or her husband, sometimes to Sallie's boyfriend Gordon, a rising politician. Sallie, despite her frivolous nature, is persuaded by Judy to take over the running of the grim orphan asylum where Judy herself was raised. At first she loathes it, but she comes to be deeply interested in the work of transforming the place and ve ...more
Francie
Feb 13, 2017 Francie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the story, Sally's change of attitude and how she grew and developed while managing the orphan asylum. The romance was nice too and the eugenics weren't as present as I feared. While it was aggravating to read about them, I tried to separate those parts from the plot and enjoyed the rest of the story.
Jean Claudia (Bookish Poetess)
"It's nice to look forward to, isn't it—a life of work and play and little daily adventures side by side with somebody you love? I'm not afraid of the future any more. I don't mind growing old with you, Sandy."

It is Sallie McBride's turn to tell her own story after they finished college. As Judy Abbott's best friend, Judy trusted her to become the superintendent of John Grier Home, as a replacement for Mrs. Lippet, after Judy bought it and married Jervis Pendleton. Sallie has the same humor as J
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Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
I think anyone who was interested in the story whether the anime, movies or book, would want to know what happened to Judy, Julia and Sallie.



This story is written by Sallie this time, and her correspondence between herself and her friends and boyfriend Gordon (known as Bob to us), and Dr. Robin MacRae, her Dear Enemy!

Susann
Jan 08, 2015 Susann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
YES, I want to shake Webster for so many of her attitudes that she puts into Sallie.

But I also like Sallie an awful lot and I love watching the orphanage take shape.

Towards the end, when Sallie (view spoiler).

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Masumeh
به نحوی ادامه ی همان بابا لنگ دراز است اما با محوریت سالی.خب سالی دختر مهربانی است که زیاد به درد قهرمان بودن نمی خورد اما با این همه کتاب داستان خوبی دارد و خواندنش لذت بخش است.
Kristina
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster is a companion novel to Daddy-Long-Legs. It is also in the epistolary style. It’s worth reading if you enjoyed the other novel, but Sallie McBride isn’t as charming as Judy Abbott.

This novel takes place in the early twentieth century, before WW2 and the Great Depression. Women do not have the vote and are still considered second class citizens. Early automobiles share the road with horse-drawn carriages and writing letters and sending telegrams is still the best form o
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Emmy
Dec 24, 2013 Emmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs (possibly can be read as a standalone, but I wouldn't recommend it), both published in the early 1910's. So it's not filled with sex and doesn't rely on sensationalism. It's just a well told story. And funny. The humor from the turn of last century might be a little more sophisticated, but it still resonates with a modern reader. As long as you like really dry humor. And can get past some political incorrectness. Not a lot, but as long as you keep in mi ...more
Natalie Tyler
Jul 30, 2012 Natalie Tyler rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Jean Webster (July 24, 1876 – June 11, 1916) wrote several books. I think her intended audience was young girls of perhaps 8-16. When I was 9 I read and reread "Dear Enemy" and "Daddy Long Legs" (which is better-known). Her style is sprightly and she writes very well. Her stories were about fairly independent young women who went to college and who worked--and also who ended up marrying. Her style is epistolary.

I recall "Dear Enemy" as one of those books that I enjoyed in part because the heroi
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Hila
Dec 28, 2014 Hila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, Sallie McBride, college friend of Jerusha (Judy) Abbot, has been requested to become the new superintendent of the John Grier House, the orphanage in which Judy was raised. Though Sallie initially balks at the idea, she eventually decides to try out the position when her beau laughingly tells her she couldn't handle the position. Sallie is nothing if not up to a challenge!

And so Sallie McBride finds herself the superintendent of the orphanage, with charge over
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Julie
Jan 11, 2013 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really, really like Daddy Long Legs and had read so many reviews saying that this one was even better but I don't think it comes close to DLL. It was teetering on 2 stars for me, most of the way through, but thanks to a few lifts in the plot along the way, I liked it overall, but just liked. I do love her writing style, and her voice but in DLL I backed up to reread perfectly written lines several times and there were only a few lines in this one that had that same impact. Sallie was not very ...more
Elisabeth
Aug 28, 2012 Elisabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epistolary
4.5 stars. I'd seen several reviews that said this was even better than Daddy-Long-Legs, which I found a little hard to believe since I'd enjoyed that so much. But I think they were right! For one thing, it's longer. It has more of a plot. I think the characters are better drawn—or perhaps it's just that there's a larger variety of them. And there's more drama as well—balanced by loads of laugh-out-loud humor.

Yes, there are caveats—the only reason for the subtracted half-star—in some of its opin
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Larissa
Found this through Project Gutenberg - it's a mostly charming story, but very much a product of its time. One of the ways that the heroine displays her growing seriousness and suitability as director of an orphanage is by reading works on eugenics, with the Juke and Kallikak families specifically mentioned. There's also a lot of material here for anyone looking to apply Philip Deloria's work in Playing Indian to early twentieth-century literature, or for those interested in the ethnic stereotype ...more
Patty
Project Gutenberg strikes again. Once I had reread Daddy Long-Legs, I figured I might as well go back to find the sequel. Unfortunately, Dear Enemy did not stand up to time in the same way that Webster's earlier novel did.

The story was wonderful since it had a happy ending. By now, it should be obvious to everyone that I am a sucker for romance. Even though I knew everything would work out at the end, the journey was lots of fun.

The difficult part was that the attitude towards drinking and ment
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Alice
Oct 20, 2009 Alice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 in this classic series (Daddy Long Legs) described a feisty orphan's culture shock as she left the orphanage and attended college. Book 2 (Dear Enemy) depicts a wealthy and educated young woman, Sallie, coming to this same dreary orphanage as director and effecting a makeover. Reverse the culture shock situation! The same epistolary style is used, with Sallie writing about her trials to various friends (including her friend, the original orphan girl, now happily married). And again, a rom ...more
Maryam F
Jul 07, 2016 Maryam F rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**واقعا که مسخره نیست که گاهی اوقات بهترین مردها بدترین زنها را انتخاب می کنند و بهترین زنان بدترین مردها را؟ فکر می کنم که خوبی خودشان چشمشان را کور می کند و بدگمانی را در وجودشان می کشد.
** بدترین چیز در مورد یک سفر تفریحی این است که از لحظه ای که شروع می شود، تو دلهره پایانش را داری.
** وقتی که دو نفر با هم جور نباشند، اگر خدا هم روی زمین بیاید، نمی تواند آنها را با هم جور کند.
** ما همگی مجموعه ای از خاطرات داریم که دوست داریم با خوشحالی آنها را به دست فراموشی بسپاریم. ولی موضوعاتی هستند که
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Jean Webster (pseudonym for Alice Jane Chandler Webster) was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. Her most well-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable ...more
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