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When Patty Went to College (Patty #1)

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  721 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 28th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1903)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
When Patty Went to College, Jean Webster
عنوان: وقتی پتی به دانشکده میرفت؛ نویسنده: جین وبستر؛ مترجم: سوسن اردکانی (شاهین)؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، زرین؛ 1363، در 256 ص، عنوان روی جلد: پتی به دانشکده میرفت؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
جین وبستر، نویسنده و روزنامه نگار آمریکایی و خالق کتابهاى مشهورى همچون «دشمن عزیز» و «بابا لنگ دراز» در 24 جولاى سال 1876 متولد و در آستانه تولد چهل و یک سالگى اش دیده از جهان فروبست. کتاب «وقتی پتی به دانشکده میرفت» در سال 1903 دو سال پس از فارغ التحصیل
Patty Wyatt is a college senior and the most popular girl in her dormitory. She handles everything with ease and what she doesn't know - she makes up, or avoids. She's fond of telling tall tales, which she calls, local color, which both terrify and excite the freshmen. She never does anything she doesn't want to do and she never acts unselfish or stupid as most girls in novels of this period are wont to do. I quite enjoyed her. She's outrageous, but I can see why everyone loves her. I think I wo ...more
Nov 20, 2014 Cora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a fun read.I read it in one sitting.It's been a long time since I've read a book non-stop.
Patty Wyatt, the protagonist of this story somehow reminds me of Judy Abbot,but not exactly like her.She is a funny character who makes me laugh out loud many times during the reading,she has the sense of humor.she doesn't like to obey rules and she breaks them whenever she likes.I love her method of studying for exams and her kindness toward others.
In my opinion,one of the reasons this book is not
Yasaman A
"وقتی پتی دانشجو بود" صرفا یه کتاب مفرح با داستانهای بی ربط به همدیگه س که به نظر می رسه فقط برای خندوندن شما طراحی شده. جین وبستر که یکی از نویسنده های موردعلاقه ی منه، شخصیت پتی رو مشابه "جودی آبوت" درآورده با این تفاوت که پتی بی خیال تر و آسوده تر از جودیه. پتی دختر جوونیه که قوانین دانشکده رو دور می زنه، مدام استادها رو سرکار می ذاره و عاشق شایعه پراکنیه اما چون ذات خوبی داره و خوش قلبه، معمولا بعد از پیاده کردن یه نقشه ی ماهرانه، قضیه رو لو می ده.
ترجمه ی سوسن اردکانی فوق العاده س! کلا این م
Dec 26, 2011 Gen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lighthearted and fun! Suitable for girls 10+; innocent humor. Easy read; I managed it in about 1.5 hours.
Jul 17, 2013 Psychogroupie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Patty Went to College is a continuation of Jean Webster's Just Patty which chronicles the life of the main protagonist Patty Wyatt and her friends in college and high school - respecively. It is a collection of short stories said to be loosely based on the author's experiences. Unlike Just Patty, we see Patty's mischief toned down a little but her spunk, attitude, charm, and character still stands out. I particularly liked the last story in the book where Patty decided to cut obligatory chu ...more
Aug 25, 2011 nymfaux rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
from my blog: (\__/)nymfaux

When Patty Went to College was a fabulously fun read! The story revolves around Patty, finishing her final year of college, and her life full of playful shenanigans. Patty is one of those characters that has a way of wrapping her friends around her finger, and before they know it their up to their necks in another of Patty’s I-Love-Lucy-esque schemes. And it wasn’t long before I was just as enamored with her, myself! From the very first chapter, I was in love with her
Apr 16, 2008 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sue, maybe Melody
Recommended to Wendy by: Laurie
I was rereading a couple of favorite chapters from this book last night, and wondered how much it influenced Carney's House Party--it seems fairly likely that MHL read it, since she read and referenced Daddy-Long-Legs. I know this didn't have the popular following DLL did, but I bet she read it, either around when it was written or when she was doing research for CHP.

If Carney's parents had read it, would they have been so keen to send her to Vassar?

I love that Patty's techniques for seeming br
- وقتی مجبوری موضوعی را برای یک زن توضیح بدهی، بهتر است برایش نامه بنویسی. اما وقتی طرف یک مرد است، همیشه شخصا توضیح بده.
Alix West
Apr 09, 2015 Alix West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jean Webster, I LOVE YOU. While the Patty books aren't quite as well-crafted as Daddy Long Legs and Dear Enemy, I found myself loving Patty just as much as Judy or Sallie. Read my full review at Forever Young Adult.
pretty lame compared to Daddy Long Legs
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Samantha Glasser
"What do I care about Shakespeare, the man? He's been dead three hundred years."

Priscilla laughed unfeelingly. "What do I care about a frog's nervous system, for the matter of that? But I am writing an interesting monograph on it, just the same."

"Ah, I dare say you are making a valuable addition to the subject."

"It's quite as valuable as your addition to Shakesperiana."

Patty dropped a voluble sigh and turned to the window to note that it was raining dismally.

"Oh, hand it in," said Priscill
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
Patty Wyatt is still the same mischievous, somewhat lazy, inherently good girl and truly loyal friend in college as she was in her days at St. Ursula's boarding school. This book was actually written before Just Patty and was Webster's first novel. It is made up of a series of vignettes just as the other Patty book happens to be, chronicling a year in the life of Patty and her friends - with stories of all the mischief they get up to. There are some particularly amusing stories in this one, such ...more
Apr 22, 2011 Li rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Li by: Read the related "Just Patty"
“When Patty Went to College” is in a similar vein to Just Patty, this time a series of short stories about Patty at a women’s college (Ms Webster went to Vassar, and apparently both this book and “Daddy-Long-Legs” were based on her experience there, which makes it even more fascinating). Again, the focus is on college life, with Patty making her way though her last year of school in her own happy-go-lucky fashion.

I didn’t realise until now that “When Patty Went to College” was actually written b
By Jean Webster
Copyright 1903, by The Century Co.
Illustration by C.D. Williams
Penerbit Orange Books
Alih Bahasa : Rien Chaerani
Editor : Azzura Dayana
Pemeriksa Aksara : Nungki Bolo Bolo
Desain Sampul : Windu Tampan
Cetakan I : Agustus 2010 ; 236 hlm
~ Conclusion in English ~

Kembali bertemu dengan Patty Wyatt yang telah beranjak dewasa dan kini menjalani kehidupan di bangku kuliah. Meski telah jauh lebih dewasa, Patty tetap memiliki sifat ceria dan suka berbua
Matthew Legaspi
Feb 20, 2013 Matthew Legaspi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jean Webster published her first novel, “When Patty Went to College” in 1903. Like her uncontestably more famous “Daddy Long Legs” (1912), her debut novel was based on her life and experiences in a women’s college. The book is a collection of loosely connecting stories about Patty Wyatt’s senior year, beginning with her first day in her new dorm and ending a few weeks before graduation. As “Daddy Long Legs” introduced me to Jean Webster’s body of writing, I admit it was rather difficult not to d ...more
Jan 25, 2012 Utami rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorry to say, I can only give 2 stars for this book. A little bit disappointing, secara saya suka sekali buku pertamanya, Just Patty.

Kalau Just Patty bercerita tentang kehidupan Patty di masa SMA, buku ini bercerita tentang saat-saat Patty menjadi mahasiswa. Tetap sama seperti ssaat dia masih SMA, Patty masih saja berkelakukan usil dengan berbagai ide untuk menggoda dan mempermainkan tidak hanya temannya, tapi juga dosennya.

Somehow, ceritanya berasa kurang greget. Latar belakang tentang bagaiman
Oct 27, 2014 Versha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
After reading Daddy long legs and Dear enemy I really had high expectation from this book but sadly I didn't enjoy this. Patty turned out to be a real boring character compared to Judy or Sallie. The main problem was with the story, it neither had a good start nor end all chapters were like a short story where in Patty does some mischievous and finally in the end she regrets doing it. There nothing to look forward in this book or in Patty hence 2 stars.
Victoria Minks
I liked "Just Patty" the prequel to this book, but found "When Patty Went to College" a little bit boring compared to "Just Patty". There were still some funny parts, but this wasn't nearly as hilarious as "Just Patty" and I felt "Just Patty" held more good lessons in it as well. Patty does mature in this one a little bit more, however, realizing that she must take life seriously at least sometimes, and that was nice to read.
Aug 03, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks

True rating: 4.5 stars.

Another winner from Jean Webster. Patty's enviable insouciance (the word was made to describe her!) regarding the trials of college life, her ability to extract herself from every jam she so fearlessly gets herself into, and those jams themselves, are as hilarious now as they surely were at the turn of the twentieth century, and as they undoubtedly will be a hundred years from now. The language and customs of Patty's day, and Webster's own breezy style (which perfectly ref
Agata Salim
Jan 02, 2015 Agata Salim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Patty wasnt an all round good girl--she was clever and loves freedom. Its quite easy to relate to Patty, because she didnt made to be the model-pitch-perfect-girl. Although, not everyone could have her wittiness either.
It's a short book, but it can show how she grew, and we feel as if we're really friends with her.
Jun 03, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new_read, 2011, e-book
I love Daddy LongLegs by the same author, and I like school stories, so I thought I'd give this a try. It was only OK. Patty gets into scrapes - and drags her friends into scrapes with her - and at the end of every chapter I expected everyone to say "OH THAT PATTY" with a knowing grin.

The moralising chapter at the end where Patty gets told by the bishop that skipping church, lying, and generally being a troublemaker (with a good heart nonetheless) was creepy and although likely true to the era i
Mandy Porter
I find it really hard to accurately rate this book. I found myself really not enjoying the main character. She is very manipulative and lies to get a head, so I don't really see her as a heroine.

That being said, this book was written well over a 100 years ago. I imagine reading this book during that time I would have seen Patty as strong or maybe more relatable. Overall my favorite part was getting a glimpse into life at the turn of the century.
Dec 18, 2015 Cari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite enjoyed this. Jean Webster is an excellent author. Her humor and wit shines through her books.
The books are perhaps too old-fashioned for most people nowadays but it's just how I like them. :)
Dec 15, 2014 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book; I read it in one afternoon. :) It's funny, it had me laughing quite a few times, with Patty's mischievous ventures. And even though it was first published in 1903, it's not hard to read.
Aug 19, 2014 Bunnyk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is enjoyable, kindle edition is slightly marred by the first letter of every chapter missing. There are chapters which start with Atty, and one that started with H! *amused*
Dec 08, 2015 Shae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had moments where it was hilarious, but the ending seemed somewhat abrupt and out of character. It seems like this is the first book by this author, so it makes sense it wasn't as good as Daddy Long Legs which is the other book of hers I've read. Still had some of the great humor, but wasn't my favorite.
Jan 06, 2013 Sita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I like Just Patty better than this one. Here Patty is in college as opposed to high school but for some reason it just didn't work as well. Maybe the strange endings? There were fair amount of chuckle worthy moments though. If I had read this first maybe I would like it more and I do think this is a great first book, so I guess in a sense, ms Webster writing gets better. So kudos for that!

The language is pretty easy to follow. It's newer as Gotenberg Project book goes, so it's not as hard as sa
Paul Tuchmann
Apr 08, 2015 Paul Tuchmann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was pretty good, 97% out of 100

I like how much wit the girls have and how they sh o w there feelings. It wad a good book.
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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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