Jean Webster is the pseudonym of American writer Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876–1916). Best known for her epistolary novel Daddy-Long-Legs, her other works include Dear Enemy, When Patty Went to College, Jerry Junior, and Just Patty, several of which Webster adapted for the stage. Born in Fredonia, New York, she attended Vassar College, where she majored in English and economics. Her writing, characterized by lively and likeable heroines, engaging dialogue, and clever humor, often addresses themes of women's education and suffrage and social reform.
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