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Jean Webster

(1876—1916)


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(1876–1916),

New York author of juvenile novels, whose best-known works are Daddy-Long-Legs (1912), a sentimental, humorous story of orphanage life, and the Patty series about a young college girl. The prototype of the heroine of both the novel and the series is said to have been her friend Adelaide Cropsey, whose Verse she edited (1915).

Subjects: Literature.


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