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Jean Webster (1) (1876–1916)

Autor de Papaito Piernas Largas

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19 Obras 4,568 Miembros 151 Reseñas 9 Preferidas

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Créditos de la imagen: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

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Nombre canónico
Webster, Jean
Nombre legal
Webster, Alice Jane Chandler
Fecha de nacimiento
1876-07-24
Fecha de fallecimiento
1916-06-11
Género
female
Nacionalidad
USA
Lugar de nacimiento
Fredonia, New York, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
New York, New York, USA
Lugares de residencia
Fredonia, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA
Educación
Lady Jane Grey School, Binghamton, New York, USA
Vassar College
Ocupaciones
novelist
playwright
short story writer
young adult writer
social reformer
girls' school story author
Relaciones
Twain, Mark (mother's uncle)
Crapsey, Adelaide (Jean's lifelong close friend)
Organizaciones
State Charities Aid Association
Biografía breve
Jean Webster was the pen name of Alice Jane Chandler Webster, born in Fredonia, New York. Her mother, Annie Moffett Webster, was a niece of Mark Twain and her father, Charles Luther Webster, was Twain's business partner. She was educated at the Fredonia Normal School and the Lady Jane Grey School in Binghamton. In 1897 she enrolled at Vassar College, where she wrote stories for the Vassar Miscellany. She also wrote a weekly local news column for the Poughkeepsie Sunday Courier. She spent a semester abroad in France, Italy, and England. After graduation, she moved to New York City and worked as a freelance writer. Her first novel, When Patty Went to College, was published in 1903. In 1906-1907, she went on a world tour with Ethelyn McKinney, her future sister-in-law, and Lena Weinstein, a close friend. In her career, she produced a total of eight novels and numerous short stories and plays. Daddy Long-Legs (1912) was a bestseller and was later adapted for the stage and several film versions. She also had a deep interest in many social reform issues, including orphaned children, prison reform, and women's suffrage. She became secretly engaged to Glenn Ford McKinney, a wealthy married lawyer. After 7 years, he finally obtained a divorce and they married in 1915. They lived in an apartment overlooking Central Park and at Tymor Farm in rural Dutchess County. Jean Webster died in childbirth in 1916, just short of her 40th birthday. Daughter Jean McKinney Connor survived.

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The unforgettable letters of a high-spirited orphan to "Daddy-Long-Legs", her anonymous benefactor.
 
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Daniel464 | 106 reseñas más. | Sep 27, 2021 |
Presented in letter format, with dozens of messages to "Daddy", this charming romantic novel of the early twentieth century written and delightfully illustrated by the author, who had an interest in the problems of the unfortunate - inspired four popular motion pictures, the last starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron
 
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Daniel464 | 106 reseñas más. | Aug 19, 2021 |
Papaíto Piernas Largas es uno de los libros que más disfruté en mi infancia. Ni recuerdo cuántas veces lo leí. La historia está contada a través de las cartas de Jerusha (Judy) Abbott, una huérfana que va a la universidad gracias a la generosidad de un benefactor anónimo, quien solo le pide a cambio que le envíe una carta al mes. Judy es un personaje muy querible y con una inocencia muy tierna. Es uno de esos libros que deja una marquita en el corazón cuando uno los lee en la niñez.
 
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ClaudiaLeticia | 106 reseñas más. | Mar 26, 2015 |
La forma epistolar tiene, en las novelas, un encanto secreto. Una carta espontánea vale más que muchos discursos académicos, sobre todo cuando está bien escrita como cualquiera de las de esta historia. Porque el alma se desviste de las ficciones a que le obliga la vida corriente, y se manifiesta en toda su diafanidad o en su negrura.
 
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kika66 | 29 reseñas más. | Dec 25, 2010 |

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