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Daddy-long-legs (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

From A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to Little Women and The Three Musketeers, the best of childrens fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrations—many in full color.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Don Quixote of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children

Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Fables by Aeseop

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Jack the Giant Killer by Richard Doyle

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories by Charles Perrault

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Mother Gooses Nursery Rhymes

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Ride a Cock-horse and Other Rhymes and Stories Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

Synopsis:

An orphaned girl named Judy Abbott and an unknown, unseen benefactor who sends her to college and whom she refers to as "Daddy-Long-Legs" are the two principals in this immensely popular modern-day fairy tale. Told through Judy's letters and illustrated by her own quaint drawings, DADDY-LONG-LEGS is a profound and tender homage to the power of awakening love.

About the Author

Jean Webster (1875-1916) was born in Fredonia, New York, the daughter of Charles L. Webster, who was Mark Twain's publisher and business partner. Educated at Vassar College, she must have been a woman with a strong social conscience, perhaps aroused by her visits as a student to orphanages and other institutions (part of her economics course: her degree was in English and economics). She was always concerned for the plight of children who began life with such disadvantages and later she served on committees for prison reform and regularly visited Sing Sing jail. She wrote a number of novels that are now forgotten, but the last two, Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) and its sequel Dear Enemy (1915), have survived both in book form, stage and film versions, and a British musical comedy Love from Judy produced in 1953.

In 1915 Jean Webster married Glenn Ford McKinney. She died a year later, the day after the birth of her daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679423126
Author:
Webster, Jean
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Boarding schools
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- Fiction.
Subject:
Benefactors.
Subject:
Orphans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
fiction;classic;romance;epistolary;ya;orphans;classics;children s;young adult;letters;children;college;orphan;novel;children s literature;children s fiction;american;literature;juvenile;historical;coming of age;historical fiction;usa;20th century;american
Subject:
fiction;classic;romance;epistolary;ya;orphans;classics;children s;young adult;letters;children;college;orphan;novel;children s literature;children s fiction;american;literature;juvenile;historical;coming of age;historical fiction;20th century;usa;1910s;am
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6.35 x .7 in .9 lb
Age Level:
07-UP

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"Synopsis" by , An orphaned girl named Judy Abbott and an unknown, unseen benefactor who sends her to college and whom she refers to as "Daddy-Long-Legs" are the two principals in this immensely popular modern-day fairy tale. Told through Judy's letters and illustrated by her own quaint drawings, DADDY-LONG-LEGS is a profound and tender homage to the power of awakening love.
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