By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter
One of many nice novels of yankee girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her nameless male benefactor hint her improvement as an self sufficient philosopher and author. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the development of Judy's former orphanage, now run via her buddy Sallie McBride, who struggles to offer her younger fees wish and a brand new life.
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I’ve made up our minds to take a seat incidentally and pile up loads of little happinesses, whether I by no means turn into a superb writer. Did you ever be aware of this kind of philosopheress as i'm constructing into? Yours ever, JUDY. P. S. It’s raining cats and canines this night. pups and a kitten have simply landed at the window-sill. expensive Comrade, Hooray! I’m a Fabian. fifty two That’s a Socialist who’s keen to attend. We don’t wish the social revolution to return to-morrow morning; it'd be too provoking. we need it to come back very steadily within the far-off destiny, once we shall all be ready and ready to maintain the surprise. meanwhile we needs to be preparing, via instituting commercial, academic and orphan asylum reforms. Yours, with fraternal love, JUDY. MONDAY, 3D HOUR. February eleventh. pricey D. L. L. , Don’t be insulted simply because this can be so brief. It isn’t a letter; it’s only a line to assert that I’m going to put in writing a letter lovely quickly while examinations are over. it's not purely precious that I go, yet move good. i've got a scholarship to dwell as much as. Yours, learning difficult, J. A. March fifth. expensive Daddy-Long-Legs, President Cuyler made a speech this night concerning the smooth new release being flippant and superficial. He says that we're wasting the outdated beliefs of earnest exercise and real scholarship; and especially is that this falling-off obvious in our disrespectful perspective towards geared up authority. We not pay a seemly deference to our superiors. I got here clear of chapel very sober. Am I too prevalent, Daddy? Ought I to regard you with extra dignity and aloofness? —Yes, I’m yes I ought. I’ll start back. My pricey Mr. Smith, you can be happy to listen to that I handed effectively my mid-year examinations, and am now starting paintings within the new semester. i'm leaving chemistry—having accomplished the direction in qualitative analysis—and am getting into upon the research of biology. I strategy this topic with a few hesitation, as I needless to say we dissect angleworms and frogs. an exceptionally fascinating and important lecture was once given within the chapel final week upon Roman is still in Southern France. i have not listened to a extra illuminating exposition of the topic. we're analyzing Wordsworth’s “Tinturn Abbey”53 in reference to our path in English Literature. What a gorgeous paintings it really is, and the way correctly it embodies his belief of Pantheism! The Romantic circulation of the early a part of the final century, exemplified within the works of such poets as Shelley, Byron, Keats,54 and Wordsworth, appeals to me a great deal greater than the Classical interval that preceded it. talking of poetry, have you learn that captivating little factor of Tennyson’s referred to as “Locksley Hall”? fifty five i'm attending health club very usually of overdue. A proctor approach has been devised, and failure to conform with the foundations explanations loads of inconvenience. The fitness center is provided with a really attractive swimming tank of cement and marble, the reward of a former graduate. My room-mate, pass over McBride, has given me her bathing-suit (it shrank in order that she will now not put on it) and i'm approximately to start swimming classes.