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eBook Dear Enemy (Classic Reprint) ePub

by Jean Webster

  • ISBN: 1440052115
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Jean Webster
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (November 17, 2016)
  • Pages: 356
  • ePub book: 1438 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1280 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 383

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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.

Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster's novel Daddy-Long-Legs. The story is presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott's classmate and best friend in Daddy-Long-Legs.

Читать на английском и переводить текст. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

Читать на английском и переводить текст. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Author: Jean Webster. Release Date: July 3, 2008 Last Updated: February 7, 2013. Produced by Mike Lynch and David Widger. Stone gate, worcester, massachusetts, December 27.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jean Webster (1876-1916) was an American novelist, playwright, and social activist. During the start of the twentieth century (1912).

Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Webster’s novel Daddy-Long-Legs. Start listening to Enemy by Jean Webster on your phone right now with Player FM's free mobile app, the best podcasting experience on both iPhone and Android. The story as presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbott’s college mate in Daddy-Long-Legs.

In this sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, Judy and Jervis Pendleton appoint.

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Подписи к слайдам: Слайд 1. Jean Webster Dear enemy . . Слайд 2. Jean Webster(1876-1916) was an American writer who made a priceless contribution in the treasure-house of Literature. I remember I’d been seeking for a mastership in despair, rejecting nearly every book, and just accidentally I found this one. And only he has a right to evaluate this book, who has read each and every its line. Until you don’t, all stunning devices and phrases mean nothing but just words.

Excerpt from Dear EnemyStone Gate, Worcester,Massachusetts,December 27.Dear Judy:Your letter is here. I have read it twice, and with amazement. Do I understand that Jervis has given you, for a Christmas present, the making over of the John Grier Home into a model institution, and that you have chosen me to disburse the money? Me - I, Sallie McBride, the head of an orphan-asylum! My poor people, have you lost your senses, or have you become addicted to the use of opium, and is this the raving of two fevered imaginations? I am exactly as well fitted to take care of one hundred children as to become the curator of a zoo.And you offer as bait an interesting Scotch doctor? My dear Judy, - likewise my dear Jervis, - I see through you! I know exactly the kind of family conference that has been held about the Pendleton fireside.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Comments

Moogura Moogura
I love this book. I've read it probably 20 times, starting when I was about 13. I have my mother's copy, which she probably got when SHE was about 13, five years after it was published. It's old-fashioned in some ways (lots of stereotypes about Scottish and Irish people that we would call politically incorrect, but since the two main characters are a Scottish man and a woman of Irish descent, these are tongue-in-cheek stereotypes; outdated ideas about genetics and mental illness). But in many ways it's surprisingly modern. The story is told in letters, and the woman writing these letters is a hoot - funny, smart, way ahead of her time. At the same time, it's a serious look at some of the problems of the time. The story moves fast and is fun to read.

I bought the Kindle edition just so I could read it again without causing my 1915 copy to fall completely apart. The only problem with the Kindle version is that it does not include the very funny drawings in Sallie's letters, supposedly drawn by Sallie but really done by the author. These drawings ARE included in the paperback edition, so I'd urge you to buy that one if you have a choice.
Lost Python Lost Python
This is a "sequel" to the author's classic, "Daddy Longlegs." Like the first book, it's written as a series of letters, in this case from the best friend of the protagonist of "Longlegs." Sallie McBride has agreed to take over the management of the orphanage in which Judy (of the previous book) was raised, "temporarily." The book shows her struggles to turn the orphanage around, and of course her own progression from "I'm only doing this until you find a permanent manager" to "how could I ever leave?" It's an interesting story and entertaining, but doesn't have the spark of Daddy Longlegs. BTW, I don't recommend THIS edition of the book - it's a badly assembled POD book that is very badly formatted - there's no break between letters and the original illustrations are missing. I got the Penguin combined book that has both Daddy Longlegs and Dear Enemy - and a very useful little glossary in the back to help explain some of the period references. I highly recommend that edition - DON'T waste money on this version.
Kefym Kefym
Unfortunately the cute drawings are missing from this version, I'm glad I pre read this before reading with my kids. The whole family enjoyed listening to Daddy Long Legs on a long car trip and I was very excited when I found its sequel available for free on Amazon.

The underlying eugenics philosophy which threads through this love story was such that I do not want my kids to read this book until they are old enough to understand how "good" characters can behave badly through prejudice inherent in 1900 society.

We have several members of our family with special needs and the callous attitudes of a century ago towards "defectives" was extremely upsetting. In casual throw aways we learn that the main characters dispose of various defective children without remorse...... they don't want to waste orphanage resources on deaf, epileptic, down syndrome, traumatized children.

When they are old enough for historical context we will read this book but I will get a copy with the original illustrations.
Aver Aver
"Dear Enemy" is the sequel to Daddy Long Legs. This epistolary novel follows not Judy as the previous did, but her friend Sallie McBride as she starts work as superintendent of the John Grier Home, the orphanage where Judy was raised. The novel follows her involvement in making changes to the orphanage, as well as her relationships with those she comes into contact with, particularly her fiance Gordon and her "enemy," the orphanage's doctor, Robin MacRae. If I could, I would probably give this story 3.5 stars, but it was such a struggle to get through the first half that I'm marking it as 3.

The main problem is that an epistolary novel is not the right format for this kind of story. For "Daddy Long Legs" it worked because that was a lighthearted, almost frivolous story, and it was carried by the spunk in Judy's writing and her excitement in discovering what was, essentially, a new world to her. Here, the subject matter is much deeper; Sallie is trying to look over the welfare of over a hundred orphans and make changes to improve their lifestyle. This is a complicated issue, and trying to express everything in letters written from a single person's perspective - particularly someone who doesn't even want to be there at first, and spends the time complaining about trustees, doctors, and so on - gives a very biased, watered-down version of what could have been. While reading, I couldn't help but wonder about the reactions and thoughts of the orphans, trustees, and other characters without the filter of Sallie's perspective, particularly given how little she wanted to be there in the beginning. Were they upset? Insulted by her intrusion, or how little she seemed to care about being a superintendent? Or did she actually not show to others how much she wanted Judy to find a replacement for her? These are things you can't figure out when the story is only being told through a series of letters.

The novel would have done so much better if it was third person omniscient, or letters written by multiple people instead of just one. Having those different perspectives is essential to really digging into the story and getting at the heart of the somber subject matter... but then again, maybe that's why it's an epistolary novel - so that it can focus more on Sallie and her relationships, and won't become too heavy a read. Considering the time in which it was published, maybe that's the only way this novel could have gotten around.

(Also, am I the only one who thinks the title "Dear Enemy" gives away the ending? It's hard to maintain a suspension of disbelief about who the main leading man is with a title like that.)

In spite of the missed opportunities and how difficult it was to slog through the first half of the book, I have to say that, as Sallie grew more compassionate towards the orphans and really began to care about making their lives better, I began to enjoy reading much more. Even before she stopped complaining about her situation and begging Judy to find a replacement for her, Sallie's determination to stick with it and do the best that she could to improve the orphanage was very admirable. (I just wish that it was 3rd person omniscient so that I wouldn't have to be so bogged down by her complaints, and instead her actions could speak for her.)

I will say this: the ending has a very good message about listening to one's instinct; that if you have misgivings about something (in this case, marrying another person who you're not sure you should be with), then you shouldn't jump into it, never mind the disapproval you might receive from others or even the disappointment you might dole out. Rather, you should take whatever time you need to think it out, and be open, honest, and communicative with those you care about.

Aside from the story-telling, there were also some other parts (the eugenics) that were irritating (and probably a product of their times), but for the most part the focus remained on either the trials of the John Grier Home and Sallie's relationships, so I'm pretty forgiving on that front.

All in all, I did enjoy reading at least the second half of it, though I'm not sure I would recommend it when there are so many other better books out there.

Review of the Kindle version: no table of contents and no page numbers, and no extras (such as notes or author's bio) whatsoever, which isn't really too surprising since it is a free book in the public domain. I counted only one typo ("higeous"), which for all I know is an archaic spelling of "hideous," so whatever. Do note, however: unlike most modern versions of Daddy Long Legs that have the language updated for modern readers (so that certain outdated words appear in their more modern equivalents, "negro" is replaced with "black person," etc.), this version of Dear Enemy does not have the language updated, at least in terms of replacing "negro" with more politically correct terms. There's not enough mention for it to be too distracting, and considering that "negro" was the more respectful term during the author's lifetime, it's easy enough to excuse.