July 31, 2010

On My Wishlist : Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted at Book Chick City.

On My Wishlist

Do you have any books that you desperately want but haven't bought yet? The books can be old, new or forthcoming.

Daddy-Long-Legs is another one of the books I've heard good things about but never had the opportunity to read.

Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy
From Amazon:
Daddy Long-Legs is a 1912 novel by an American writer Jean Webster. It follows the protagonist, a young girl named Jerusha "Judy" Abbott, through her college years. She writes the letters to her benefactor, a rich man whom she has never seen. The themes of this book reflect upon Webster's interests in social work and women's suffrage. Some scholars have criticized Daddy-Long-Legs as being an "anti-feminist fairy tale", while others have argued that Judy shows growing independence, including increasing disobedience to her benefactor and his wishes, and indeed succeeds in educating Daddy-Long-Legs that he cannot control her, and that his socialism needs to move from the academic into real life. Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster's novel Daddy-Long-Legs. Dear Enemy shows how Sallie McBride grows from a frivolous socialite to a mature woman and an able executive.


  1. Okay...hate the title...makes me think of spiders...*cringes*...that being said, the blurb is interesting. I hope you get what you wish for. Have a great weekend. Here's mine

  2. Sounds like an interesting read, not really my thing but I hope you get it soon and enjoy it! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-my-wishlist-10.html

  3. They both sound interesting and I hope you get to read them soon.

    My Wishlist is here

  4. Not my cup of tea but I hope you get it :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by my Wish List and this does make for an interesting read but not something for me. LOL
    Hope you get it and enjoy the read, the blurb sounds interesting for sure!

    jackie ^_^


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