– Some wonderful and notable pieces of work that have found a comfortable space in the Tinker’s heart. –

CLASSICS: A definition based on a convenient online dictionary: A classic is a representation of a classical period of time. In my own words, a classic is in fact, is a fixed point in time. It represents the art and beauty that can be appreciated forever.

DADDY LONG LEGS by Jean Webster

rating didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
status Read in June, 2012
review A classic published in 1912, Daddy Long Legs narrates the story of an 18 year old orphan girl named Jerusha Abbott and her letters to her mysterious benefactor who offered to sponsor her education in order to become a writer. She is required to send letters to her generous benefactor by the alias of Mr. John Smith on updates of her progress, which in turn will not be replied by him personally but by his secretary as he is said to detest letter writing and in Jerusha’s initial point of view, girls.Although, I found it a bit odd to read a whole book mainly consisting of letters from Jerusha to her mysterious funder, whom she calls, Daddy Long Legs, I found it hard to miss a single word she said. Her writing was marvelous, witty and completely believable – capturing all the brilliant moments she experienced with her friends in college and so forth – all the experiences she failed to enjoy in her time at the orphanage.
I also enjoyed the subtle hints of Daddy’s identity and undying urge to just look at the last page of the book and find out.

Daddy long legs left me with a warm feeling in my chest and a grin that took ages to wash off. It was a pleasant surprise.


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