Biography: American writer Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876-1916) used the pen name Jean Webster for her novels. She grew up in New York where her father was business manager to Mark Twain. Webster attended Vassar College, where she gathered material for several of her novels. Active in the politics of her day, Webster worked for voting rights for women, and orphanage improvements for children, themes that appear in many of her books.

Books published by author:


  1. Dear Enemy
    Dear Enemy

    by Jean Webster

    Dear Enemy
    by Jean Webster

    Rating: 3.1/5 (275 votes cast)

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    Judy Abbott has come a long way from the orphanage where she grew up in this sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs. She reaches back through time to help childhood friend Sallie McBride improve conditions for the children living there now, but romantic entanglements may foil their plans.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  2. Daddy Long Legs
    Daddy Long Legs
    by Jean Webster

    Rating: 3.8/5 (1759 votes cast)

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    From an orphanage to college, Jerusha, or Judy, Abbott hopes to continue her education, but has no funds. When an anonymous benefactor offers to finance her studies, Judy accepts. Her witty letters to this generous man may bring her closer to knowing his identity than she expects.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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