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Dear Enemy

(Daddy-Long-Legs #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  5,303 Ratings  ·  490 Reviews
Excerpt from book: Sup't John Grier Home. Dear Enemy: I am sending herewith (under separate cover)i Sammy Speir, who got mislaid when you paid your morning visit. Miss Snaith brought him to light after you had gone. Please scrutinize his thumb. I never saw a felon, but I have diagnosed it as such. Yours truly, S. McBRIDE,

Sup't John Grier Home, March 6. Dear Judy: I don't
Paperback, 350 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by (first published 1915)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs #2), Jean Webster
Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster's novel Daddy-Long-Legs. First published in 1915, it was among the top ten best sellers in the US in 1916. The story is presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott's classmate and best friend in Daddy-Long-Legs. Among the recipients of the letters are Judy; Jervis Pendleton, Judy's husband and the president of the orphanage where Sallie is filling in until a new superintendent can b
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Dear Enemy is the 1915 sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, a delightful if slightly flawed 1912 book. This book is, sadly, much more flawed, because of a running discussion of eugenics that probably seemed exciting and timely when this book was written but now comes across as, at best, wincingly dated.

Our 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 t
Jan 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من معتقدم كه هر پرورشگاه بايد هر 25 سال يك بار در آتش بسوزد تا از شر افكار قديمي و اثاث كهنه خلاص شود...
هميشه در زندگي هر كس، يك دماغه هورن وجود دارد كه فرد، يا به سلامت از آن ميگذرد و يا كشتياش به آن ميخورد و متلاشي ميشود. مشكل اينجاست كه تو هميشه نميتواني دماغه هورن زندگيت را به محض ديدن، تشخيص بدهي. گاه دريا كاملاً مهآلود است و تو قبل از آن كه ملتفت بشوي به صخره خوردهاي...
تقاضا ميكنم دفعه ديگري كه به ديدنتان ميآيم در خانه بمانيد. ما با هم يك عمل جراحي روي «زمان» انجام ميدهيم و پنج ماهِ آن
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
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
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An old favorite from my childhood. A sequel to the much more famous Daddy-Long-Legs, it is a much better book. Sallie, the heroine, is a charmer. Open,gregarious,brave,funny,compassionate,and a modern woman. Sweet romance, and some real drama and tear-jerking moments, in her position as a society girl who takes over the orphanage that her friend Judy from DLL was raised in. The novel is a series of letters to said Judy detailing her triumphs and challenges in her new position. I love epistolary ...more
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Lots of conflicted thoughts on this one. I didn’t like it as well as DLL...mostly I didn’t like Sallie’s view toward the children, though that does improve to some extent. What was the biggest hurdle, though, was: “undesirable” children being parceled off to the “proper institutions” for deaf, epileptic, and so on—plus the doctor who believed implicitly in eugenics and heredity. I found all that very creepy, especially the part where a child too stupid for her own good was thought deserving of a ...more
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Irina Villacis
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
reto cuatrimestre 2017

10.- un libro infantil mas de 50 hojas

( este es un librote de mas de 100 hojas, aunque mas de infantil podria ser tipo adolescente)

probablemente esperaba bastante ya que el primero fue uno de los libros que lei antes de los 10 años y amé totalmente a Jerusa o Judy de hecho ni por aqui se me pasó quien era el " papaito piernas largas" me ha sorprendido y todavia me sigue sorprendiendo. la vision de Judy era hermosa , optimista y me dió esperanzas en mi sueño de escribir.

Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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
Niloo N
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
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.
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. :-"
Zahra Tamizi
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
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
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
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
Jean Claudia (Bookish Poetess)
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, classics
"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
May 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star, barf-books, dnf
So far, really boring. I also find it weird that she calls him Enemy to his face. I'm tired of people like Davie (Anne of Green Gables) and Punch (Dear Enemy) getting away with being brats - why is it that in these books the only way to get attention is to be obnoxious, obstinate, and irritating instead of nice and cute and normal? Davie and Punch are my least favorite characters in both books because of their everlasting tolerance for bad behavior.

And really? They didn't know what money looked
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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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