Author: Jean Webster
Translator: Ju-ryeong Lee
Publisher: Sigong Junior
Hardcover / 222 pages.
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About This Book
Jerusha Abbott has grown up in the John Grier Home for orphans. As the oldest,
she is in charge of the younger children. An anonymous benefactor on the Board,
"Mr. Smith," decides to send her to college, as long as she writes to him
faithfully detailing her education. Originally published in 1912, Jean Webster's
coming-of-age tale continues to be relevant to young women today. Actress Kate
Forges shares these months and years, from freshman to senior in college.
Through a series of letters Jerusha writes to "Daddy-Long-Legs," a relationship
filled with affection and respect develops, even though she is the only
correspondent throughout the years. Although the narrative unfolds slowly, the
language is sophisticated, highly descriptive, and witty. Jerusha's concern
about social class standings may seem a bit dated to most listeners, as the
reference to "Negro waiters" when she is riding the train may surprise and
offend some listeners. Forbes gives an outstanding one-woman performance. Her
crisp elucidation, varied intonations, and enthusiasm for this character provide
a first-rate reading. This tale will appeal to listeners who revel in rich,
detailed imagery to present a character wholly believable and likeable. --Tina
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