Questions tagged [jean-webster]

For questions about the American author (1876–1916), real name Alice Jane Chandler Webster. Not to be confused with the soup kitchen operator Jean Webster (1935–2011) or the Jacobean playwright John Webster (1578?–1632?).

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What does "I believe they’re superior to grandmothers" mean?

This is from Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912): Anyway, there he was, sitting in the reception room very proper with his hat and stick and gloves beside him; and Julia and Sallie with seventh-...
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What did Mrs. Lippett say to her?

In imagination she followed first one equipage then another to the big houses dotted along the hillside. She pictured herself in a fur coat and a velvet hat trimmed with feathers leaning back in the ...
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In Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs, why did the protagonist say such a rude thing about her benefactor?

Dear Daddy-Long-Legs, I love college and I love you for sending me—I'm very, very happy, and so excited every moment of the time that I can scarcely sleep. You can't imagine how different it is from ...