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Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs #2)

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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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ebook, 281 pages
Published December 3rd 2010 by Pubone.Info (first published 1915)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Dear Enemy is the 1915 sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, a charming 1912 book. Its main character, Sallie McBride, was a minor character in the first book. In this one, Judy, the heroine of Daddy-Long-Legs, convinces Sallie, her best friend from college, to accept the job of running the orphanage where Judy grew up. Sallie swears it's only temporary, because she has other plans for her life. But life has a way of happening and children have a way of worming their way into your heart.

Dear Enemy, like D
Ahmad Sharabiani
Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs #2), Jean Webster
Characters: Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, Jervis Pendleton, Julia Pendleton, Sally McBride, Robin McRae
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه دسامبر سال 2000 میلادی
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 ر
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
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
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
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
Apr 28, 2011 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
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!

Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
خيلي خوب شد كه بعد جودي باساليم آشنا شدم...كاشكي راجع به جوليا هم كتابي بود...
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
Fatemeh Nazari
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
صفحه ى اول نوشته شده است «رمانى ديگر از شخصيت هاى بابالنگ دراز»
و همين عبارت گول زننده است! چون اين كتاب شباهتى به آن رمان بابالنگ دراز ندارد. شخصيت محورى كتاب سالى مك برايد است. همه ى داستان به صورت نامه نگارى از زبانِ او نقل مى شود و تقريبا جودى در كتاب نقشى ندارد.
ماجرا از اين قرار است كه جودى و جرويس مديرعامل نوانخانه ى جان گرير شده اند و مديريت آن را بر عهده ى سالى گذاشته اند و كل كتاب اتفاقاتى را ميخوانيم كه در آنجا رخ داده است.
من معمولا از خواندن كتاب هايى كه به صورت نامه نوشته شده اند لذت
Oct 14, 2012 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
Oct 23, 2013 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
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
Feb 16, 2014 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
Ana Rînceanu
While this book was equally as charming and romantic as Daddy-Long-Legs, there were a couple of things that spoiled my fun. The constant playing of Indians in tents and references to "savages", eugenics and the medical attitude towards mental illness and the way society talks about adoption have not aged well, but as a heroine Sallie McBride is very bit modern and rambunctious.
يادم نمياد كه بابا لنگ دراز رو هم همينقدر دوست داشته ام يا نه، ولى اين خييييلى خوب بود و حالم رو خوب ميكرد كلاً.
يه ستاره كمتر دادم به دو دليل:
اول اينكه يه كم زياد داشت كش ميومد. يعنى نه كه حوصله م رو سر برده باشه خيلى ها، اما اگه يه كم جمع و جور تر ميشد بهتر بود
نميدونم دارم اشتباه ميكنم يا واقعا همينطوره، اما كاملا حس ميكردم درباره زن ها خوب نوشته نميشه و حقيقتا از يه نويسنده زن تو اون دوره، كه قهرمان دو تا كتاب معروفش دخترها هستن، انتظار داشتم كه خيلى فمينيست باشه يا حداقل درك كنه اين مسا
Nov 22, 2014 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.
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arghavan by: باهار.
Shelves: داریم
چقدر میفهمیدم سالی رو. حتّی همون موقع هم. در کودکسنّی هم.

× اینی که ما داریم یه چاپِ خیـــلی قدیمی ه که «سوسن اردکانی (شاهین)» مترجمش ه. ادیشنش رو پیدا نکردم و حوصله ندارم بسازم. :ی
× مرور شده در دوران جمعبندی و رفعاشکال قبل از کنکور. :-"
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب خیلی جالب و پر از زندگی ای در سبک بابالنگ دراز بود!
من با خوندن این دوتا کتاب واقعا بدنیای توی نامه ها رفتم و لذت بردم از این همه سادگی و زیبایی
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.
FatemehZahra JalaviNezhad
#دشمن_عزیز(بابالنگ راز۲)
موضوع عمده کتاب: مدیریت نوانخانه جودی و جرویز پندلتون توسط سالی مک براید(گزارشات سالی مک براید از مدیریت نوانخانه به وسیله نامه نگاری به جودی ابوت پندلتون)
ترجمه، روان و خیلی خوب بود.
خود کتاب هم مفاهیم ساده ولی در عین حال خیلی قشنگ و قابل تفکری داره.😊
بااینکه همه نامه های سالی مک براید به جودی ابوت پندلتون، نامه هایی کاملا یه طرفه، هست ولی انقد قشنگ ساخته و پرداخته شده که کاملا میتونی یه داستان کامل رو تو ذهنت شکل بدی و هیچ
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 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
Feb 13, 2017 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
Jan 08, 2015 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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Jul 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction

Bear with me. I'll get to this book, I promise, but first I have to tell a story.

When I was growing up, we never lacked for food, shelter, or clothing, but there wasn't a lot of money for extras. When a used bookstore opened up in a nearby town, I was thrilled to be able to take in a paper grocery sack full of paperbacks I'd already read, and trade them for something different for only a little bit of money, which I could earn by picking up pop bottles from roadside ditches, or collecting a coup
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel to DADDY-LONG-LEGS features one of Judy Abbott's best friends, Sallie McBride. She has been given the position of superintendent at the John Grier Home by the Pendletons, even though she has no qualifications for the job. She makes quite a few changes in the orphans home, only some to the good.

Since the book is in the same format as D.L.L., letters written solely by Sallie, we only get her viewpoint about her 'dear enemy' or the orphans--and she certainly has strong opinions. She obv
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
After finishing Daddy-Long-Legs I rushed to read the follow up novel. In some ways it is even better than the first one. I adored reading about this inexperienced but strong willed society girl taking up the management of an orphanage. Her letters are great fun and give a perfect feeling for the situation and characters.

But it was just so hard reading about the way people (even forward thinking, kind and modern ones) thought about mental illness and disability at that time. I know too much abou
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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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