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** ''Anime/MyDaddyLongLegs'' a 1990 anime based on the above, with a RoaringTwenties SettingUpdate.
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* ''Webcomic/DaddyLongLegs'', a webcomic focusing on anthropomorphic arthopods living in some sort of alternate-universe Victorian England.

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'''''Daddy-Long-Legs''''', written in 1912 and set at about the same time, is Jean Webster's best-known novel.

Jerusha "Judy" Abbott is an orphan, having been raised in the unpleasant John Grier Home, which is run by a board of trustees. One of the trustees, whose name is unknown to her except through the pseudonym of 'John Smith,' is impressed by a humorous essay she writes and volunteers to send her to college to study writing. The only condition he places on the generous gift is that she write him regular letters to inform him of her progress, her activities, and her plans. Outside of the first chapter, which sets up the story, these letters form the entire novel. Judy catches one glimpse of her anonymous benefactor from behind, and her only impression of him is that he is very tall and thin; she therefore dubs him Daddy-Long-Legs, and begins to affectionately view him as the father she's never had.

"Daddy" and the reader follow Judy through four years of school and join her as she meets new people -- friendly Sallie [=McBride=], Sallie's good-natured brother Jimmie, snobbish Julia Pendleton, and Julia's handsome young uncle Jervis. She spends her summers on a charming farm, tries very hard to become a writer, and falls in love.

The book has received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], though it was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990.

The less-well-known sequel is ''Dear Enemy'', published a few years later, in which Judy convinces her old college friend Sallie to take the helm of the John Grier Home and turn it into a warmer and kinder place. Sallie, reluctant at first, becomes very invested in the lives of the orphans, but frequently finds herself butting heads with the eponymous 'Enemy,' her nickname for the asylum's staff physician, Dr. Robin [=MacRae=].
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!!This novel and its sequel contain examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Tommy, in the sequel.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Judy makes one of these, sort of, when explaining to Daddy about her feelings for the man she loves. [[spoiler:She just doesn't realize they're the same person.]]
* AnonymousBenefactor: Daddy
* BabiesEverAfter: It's noted in the sequel that Judy and [[spoiler:Jervis]] are the parents of a little girl, whom Sallie refers to as "Judy Junior."
* BlackSheep: Julia's remarks about her uncle Jervis indicate that he is this to the rest of the Pendletons, as he's far less snobbish and much more genial.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sadie Kate, in the sequel, although in spite of her antics she's Sallie's favorite kid. Punch is more of a direct example, though he does reform.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jervis Pendleton
* {{Casanova}}: Jervis again
* CaptainErsatz: In the sequel, [[spoiler:the doctor's situation with his wife makes him appear to be a more humane version of Rochester from ''JaneEyre''.]]
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman]]: In the sequel. Sterry, the original farmer at the John Grier Home, is let go from his position after arguing with Sallie. Later he returns and tries to get his job back, to no avail. He [[spoiler:breaks into one of the buildings to sleep at night, and accidentally leaves a candle burning...the result being that the entire orphanage burns down.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Several orphans in the sequel, little Allegra in particular.
* {{Determinator}}: Dr. [=MacRae=] is just as stubborn as PluckyGirl Sallie is, which works very well when they're in agreement but just as often leads to them arguing.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Judy hates her real first name, Jerusha, and mentions in one letter that the matron of the John Grier Home got it from a ''tombstone'' when trying to name the abandoned infant. When she gets to college, she goes by Judy.
* EpistolaryNovel: In the original, almost the entire story is told through Judy's letters to her benefactor.
** The sequel cranks this UpToEleven by being completely epistolary, without the narrative opening chapter of the original, and by being almost three times as long. It's made up of Sallie's letters to Judy, to the 'Enemy', and to Gordon Hallock, her sweetheart in Washington, D.C.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Sallie suffers this from one of the John Grier Home trustees, "Hon. Cy," as she calls him. She learns to distract him by getting his opinion on things that don't matter, and he does prove very useful to her in his own way.
* FairForItsDay: Jean Webster was an early-20th century feminist, and it shows, particularly when Sallie talks about voting -- which women could not do at the time that the two books were published.
* FallingForSomeoneNeverMet: The original turns this trope on its head.
* FieryRedhead: Sallie, though this is made more apparent in the sequel than in the original novel.
* FunetikAksent: In the sequel, and not unreasonably. Sallie is of Irish descent, and the doctor is of Scottish, so she tells Judy that sometimes they speak to each other in their ancestral accents. She even writes a few sentences out phonetically so Judy (and the reader) can see what she means.
* TheGhost: Daddy, who is never seen [[spoiler:(or so the reader thinks)]] until Judy's very last letter.
* GirlNextDoor: Sallie [=McBride=], as well as Judy herself.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Daddy very generously supplies Judy with money to purchase new clothes, and she gushes at length about her beautiful dresses.
* GreenEyedMonster: Judy doesn't understand why Daddy is set against her spending one of her school holidays with the [=McBride=] family. [[spoiler:Later, when the reader knows that "Daddy" is really Jervis Pendleton, his motives become clear -- he was in love with Judy and jealous of her relationship with Jimmie [=McBride=].]]
** Gordon, in the sequel, is insanely jealous of the doctor. [[spoiler:Not without reason, as it turns out.]]
* HappilyAdopted: A few of the orphans in the sequel, especially after [[spoiler:the fire]].
* HappilyEverAfter: The last letter of each book more or less sets this up for that book's respective heroine; the sequel confirms Judy's HappilyEverAfter status.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Baby Allegra, in the sequel, who charms everyone -- even crotchety, un-charmable Dr. [=MacRae=].
* HollywoodFire: In the sequel. [[spoiler:The orphanage goes up in smoke, but thanks to their previously-instituted policy of fire drills, all the kids make it out safely.]]
* IllGirl: Judy falls quite ill during her first year of school, prompting "Daddy" to send her pink roses.
** IllBoy: Daddy [[spoiler:a.k.a. Jervis]] almost catches his death of pneumonia toward the end of the story.
* InnocentInaccurate: Judy doesn't know anything about Daddy, who prefers to communicate through a representative. This frustrates her, especially when his motives for a decision are unclear. Likewise in the sequel, with Sallie and the doctor; his actions at some points are a complete mystery to her, [[spoiler:because she doesn't know he's trying to deny his love for her]].
* ItWasAGift: As the first letter of the sequel clarifies, Judy was basically given the John Grier Home as a Christmas present [[spoiler:by her husband Jervis, who is now the chief trustee]].
* LitFic
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: In the sequel, oh yes.
* LongDistanceRelationship: Sallie's relationship with Gordon in the sequel is very much this.
* MostWritersAreWriters: By the end of the original novel, Judy has published her first real story.
* MysteriousPast: Dr. [=MacRae=] won't talk about his, but eventually Sallie learns from his housekeeper that [[spoiler:he has a wife and daughter. The wife is institutionalized for being insane, and the daughter, who shows tendencies of the same kind, lives with her grandmother and a devoted nurse.]]
* TheNicknamer: Sallie is this for Dr. [=MacRae=], calling him not only "Dear Enemy," but also "Sandy" (a reference to his hair color) and, at least once, "Robin lad." A few others crop up irregularly too.
* NonHumanSidekick: In the sequel, Sallie's beloved Chow-Chow, Singapore.
* OrphanageOfFear: The John Grier Home is a borderline example. The kids ''did'' have what they needed to live somewhat comfortably and weren't directly abused, but they still were emotionally neglected.
** OrphanageOfLove: Sallie, in the sequel, is working to transform it into this.
* OrphansOrdeal: Naturally.
* PluckyGirl: Judy and Sallie (once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent.)
* PossessionSue: An in-canon example; at one point after reading {{Hamlet}} Judy writes about how she imagines herself as Ophelia, except she's a "sensible" Ophelia who coddles Hamlet until he's cured of his melancholy and they rule Denmark together happily and well after the king and queen die in an accident at sea.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of ''Daddy Long Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his proposal at first, ''and'' also after she makes it clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.
* RescueRomance: Done with a twist in the sequel. [[spoiler:Sallie explains, in the final letter of the book, that what made her realize she was in love with the doctor was when he risked his life to save Allegra from the fire, and they didn't know if he would survive.]]
* RichBitch: Julia, although she warms up enough that Judy grows to like her better.
* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler:Jimmie [=McBride=]]], whom Judy likes, but only as a friend. Daddy and [[spoiler:Jervis]] don't realize that it's strictly platonic.
* ScholarshipStudent: Not precisely, but Judy might as well be this.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Refreshingly averted, especially for the time period. Judy does fall in love, but her main ambition is to fulfill what she sees as her obligation to her beloved benefactor and become a real writer. This is so much her ambition that when the man she loves proposes, she turns him down! [[spoiler: And then, she finds out that they're the same person, so it all works out.]]
** In the sequel, Sallie [[spoiler:breaks off her engagement to Gordon rather than give up the John Grier Home]].
* SlapSlapKiss: In the sequel, [[spoiler:Sallie and the doctor]], eventually.
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Almost. After Judy rejects his marriage proposal, [[spoiler:Jervis]] -- thinking that she doesn't love him -- goes hunting in Canada and nearly dies as a result. He wasn't deliberately trying to kill himself, but he's so depressed that he has a very difficult time recovering.
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Of a sort, in the sequel. [[spoiler:Dr. [=MacRae=] has been in love with Sallie for months, but will not allow himself to show it because of his previous tie to his wife. Her death sets him free of that obligation, but by that point, Sallie is set to marry Gordon Hallock. Once she breaks off the engagement, however...]]
* {{Tsundere}} : Sallie, to Gordon [[spoiler: and to Robin]].
* UnclePennybags: Jervis, to Julia.
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* ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs'', a 1912 novel
written in 1912 and set at about the same time, is by Jean Webster's best-known novel.

Jerusha "Judy" Abbott is an orphan, having been raised
Webster.
* ''Webcomic/DaddyLongLegs'', a webcomic focusing on anthropomorphic arthopods living
in the unpleasant John Grier Home, which is run by a board of trustees. One of the trustees, whose name is unknown to her except through the pseudonym of 'John Smith,' is impressed by a humorous essay she writes and volunteers to send her to college to study writing. The only condition he places on the generous gift is that she write him regular letters to inform him of her progress, her activities, and her plans. Outside of the first chapter, which sets up the story, these letters form the entire novel. Judy catches one glimpse of her anonymous benefactor from behind, and her only impression of him is that he is very tall and thin; she therefore dubs him Daddy-Long-Legs, and begins to affectionately view him as the father she's never had.

"Daddy" and the reader follow Judy through four years of school and join her as she meets new people -- friendly Sallie [=McBride=], Sallie's good-natured brother Jimmie, snobbish Julia Pendleton, and Julia's handsome young uncle Jervis. She spends her summers on a charming farm, tries very hard to become a writer, and falls in love.

The book has received a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], though it was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990.

The less-well-known sequel is ''Dear Enemy'', published a few years later, in which Judy convinces her old college friend Sallie to take the helm of the John Grier Home and turn it into a warmer and kinder place. Sallie, reluctant at first, becomes very invested in the lives of the orphans, but frequently finds herself butting heads with the eponymous 'Enemy,' her nickname for the asylum's staff physician, Dr. Robin [=MacRae=].
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!!This novel and its sequel contain examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Tommy, in the sequel.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Judy makes one of these,
some sort of, when explaining to Daddy about her feelings for the man she loves. [[spoiler:She just doesn't realize they're the same person.]]
* AnonymousBenefactor: Daddy
* BabiesEverAfter: It's noted in the sequel that Judy and [[spoiler:Jervis]] are the parents
of a little girl, whom Sallie refers to as "Judy Junior."
* BlackSheep: Julia's remarks about her uncle Jervis indicate that he is this to the rest of the Pendletons, as he's far less snobbish and much more genial.
* BrattyHalfPint: Sadie Kate, in the sequel, although in spite of her antics she's Sallie's favorite kid. Punch is more of a direct example, though he does reform.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jervis Pendleton
* {{Casanova}}: Jervis again
* CaptainErsatz: In the sequel, [[spoiler:the doctor's situation with his wife makes him appear to be a more humane version of Rochester from ''JaneEyre''.]]
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman]]: In the sequel. Sterry, the original farmer at the John Grier Home, is let go from his position after arguing with Sallie. Later he returns and tries to get his job back, to no avail. He [[spoiler:breaks into one of the buildings to sleep at night, and accidentally leaves a candle burning...the result being that the entire orphanage burns down.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Several orphans in the sequel, little Allegra in particular.
* {{Determinator}}: Dr. [=MacRae=] is just as stubborn as PluckyGirl Sallie is, which works very well when they're in agreement but just as often leads to them arguing.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Judy hates her real first name, Jerusha, and mentions in one letter that the matron of the John Grier Home got it from a ''tombstone'' when trying to name the abandoned infant. When she gets to college, she goes by Judy.
* EpistolaryNovel: In the original, almost the entire story is told through Judy's letters to her benefactor.
** The sequel cranks this UpToEleven by being completely epistolary, without the narrative opening chapter of the original, and by being almost three times as long. It's made up of Sallie's letters to Judy, to the 'Enemy', and to Gordon Hallock, her sweetheart in Washington, D.C.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Sallie suffers this from one of the John Grier Home trustees, "Hon. Cy," as she calls him. She learns to distract him by getting his opinion on things that don't matter, and he does prove very useful to her in his own way.
* FairForItsDay: Jean Webster was an early-20th century feminist, and it shows, particularly when Sallie talks about voting -- which women could not do at the time that the two books were published.
* FallingForSomeoneNeverMet: The original turns this trope on its head.
* FieryRedhead: Sallie, though this is made more apparent in the sequel than in the original novel.
* FunetikAksent: In the sequel, and not unreasonably. Sallie is of Irish descent, and the doctor is of Scottish, so she tells Judy that sometimes they speak to each other in their ancestral accents. She even writes a few sentences out phonetically so Judy (and the reader) can see what she means.
* TheGhost: Daddy, who is never seen [[spoiler:(or so the reader thinks)]] until Judy's very last letter.
* GirlNextDoor: Sallie [=McBride=], as well as Judy herself.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Daddy very generously supplies Judy with money to purchase new clothes, and she gushes at length about her beautiful dresses.
* GreenEyedMonster: Judy doesn't understand why Daddy is set against her spending one of her school holidays with the [=McBride=] family. [[spoiler:Later, when the reader knows that "Daddy" is really Jervis Pendleton, his motives become clear -- he was in love with Judy and jealous of her relationship with Jimmie [=McBride=].]]
** Gordon, in the sequel, is insanely jealous of the doctor. [[spoiler:Not without reason, as it turns out.]]
* HappilyAdopted: A few of the orphans in the sequel, especially after [[spoiler:the fire]].
* HappilyEverAfter: The last letter of each book more or less sets this up for that book's respective heroine; the sequel confirms Judy's HappilyEverAfter status.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Baby Allegra, in the sequel, who charms everyone -- even crotchety, un-charmable Dr. [=MacRae=].
* HollywoodFire: In the sequel. [[spoiler:The orphanage goes up in smoke, but thanks to their previously-instituted policy of fire drills, all the kids make it out safely.]]
* IllGirl: Judy falls quite ill during her first year of school, prompting "Daddy" to send her pink roses.
** IllBoy: Daddy [[spoiler:a.k.a. Jervis]] almost catches his death of pneumonia toward the end of the story.
* InnocentInaccurate: Judy doesn't know anything about Daddy, who prefers to communicate through a representative. This frustrates her, especially when his motives for a decision are unclear. Likewise in the sequel, with Sallie and the doctor; his actions at some points are a complete mystery to her, [[spoiler:because she doesn't know he's trying to deny his love for her]].
* ItWasAGift: As the first letter of the sequel clarifies, Judy was basically given the John Grier Home as a Christmas present [[spoiler:by her husband Jervis, who is now the chief trustee]].
* LitFic
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: In the sequel, oh yes.
* LongDistanceRelationship: Sallie's relationship with Gordon in the sequel is very much this.
* MostWritersAreWriters: By the end of the original novel, Judy has published her first real story.
* MysteriousPast: Dr. [=MacRae=] won't talk about his, but eventually Sallie learns from his housekeeper that [[spoiler:he has a wife and daughter. The wife is institutionalized for being insane, and the daughter, who shows tendencies of the same kind, lives with her grandmother and a devoted nurse.]]
* TheNicknamer: Sallie is this for Dr. [=MacRae=], calling him not only "Dear Enemy," but also "Sandy" (a reference to his hair color) and, at least once, "Robin lad." A few others crop up irregularly too.
* NonHumanSidekick: In the sequel, Sallie's beloved Chow-Chow, Singapore.
* OrphanageOfFear: The John Grier Home is a borderline example. The kids ''did'' have what they needed to live somewhat comfortably and weren't directly abused, but they still were emotionally neglected.
** OrphanageOfLove: Sallie, in the sequel, is working to transform it into this.
* OrphansOrdeal: Naturally.
* PluckyGirl: Judy and Sallie (once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent.)
* PossessionSue: An in-canon example; at one point after reading {{Hamlet}} Judy writes about how she imagines herself as Ophelia, except she's a "sensible" Ophelia who coddles Hamlet until he's cured of his melancholy and they rule Denmark together happily and well after the king and queen die in an accident at sea.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of ''Daddy Long Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his proposal at first, ''and'' also after she makes it clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.
* RescueRomance: Done with a twist in the sequel. [[spoiler:Sallie explains, in the final letter of the book, that what made her realize she was in love with the doctor was when he risked his life to save Allegra from the fire, and they didn't know if he would survive.]]
* RichBitch: Julia, although she warms up enough that Judy grows to like her better.
* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler:Jimmie [=McBride=]]], whom Judy likes, but only as a friend. Daddy and [[spoiler:Jervis]] don't realize that it's strictly platonic.
* ScholarshipStudent: Not precisely, but Judy might as well be this.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Refreshingly averted, especially for the time period. Judy does fall in love, but her main ambition is to fulfill what she sees as her obligation to her beloved benefactor and become a real writer. This is so much her ambition that when the man she loves proposes, she turns him down! [[spoiler: And then, she finds out that they're the same person, so it all works out.]]
** In the sequel, Sallie [[spoiler:breaks off her engagement to Gordon rather than give up the John Grier Home]].
* SlapSlapKiss: In the sequel, [[spoiler:Sallie and the doctor]], eventually.
* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Almost. After Judy rejects his marriage proposal, [[spoiler:Jervis]] -- thinking that she doesn't love him -- goes hunting in Canada and nearly dies as a result. He wasn't deliberately trying to kill himself, but he's so depressed that he has a very difficult time recovering.
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Of a sort, in the sequel. [[spoiler:Dr. [=MacRae=] has been in love with Sallie for months, but will not allow himself to show it because of his previous tie to his wife. Her death sets him free of that obligation, but by that point, Sallie is set to marry Gordon Hallock. Once she breaks off the engagement, however...]]
* {{Tsundere}} : Sallie, to Gordon [[spoiler: and to Robin]].
* UnclePennybags: Jervis, to Julia.
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30th Mar '11 1:48:28 AM Cass
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* PluckyGirl: Judy and Sallie (once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent.)



* PluckyGirl: Judy and Sallie (once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent.)
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* PossessionSue: An in-canon example; at one point after reading {{Hamlet}} Judy writes about how she imagines herself as Ophelia, except she's a "sensible" Ophelia who coddles Hamlet until he's cured of his melancholy and they rule Denmark together happily and well after the king and queen die in an accident at sea.
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* FunetikAccent: In the sequel, and not unreasonably. Sallie is of Irish descent, and the doctor is of Scottish, so she tells Judy that sometimes they speak to each other in their ancestral accents. She even writes a few sentences out phonetically so Judy (and the reader) can see what she means.

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* FunetikAccent: FunetikAksent: In the sequel, and not unreasonably. Sallie is of Irish descent, and the doctor is of Scottish, so she tells Judy that sometimes they speak to each other in their ancestral accents. She even writes a few sentences out phonetically so Judy (and the reader) can see what she means.
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The book has received at least one [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], though it was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990.

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The book has received at least one a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], though it was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990.



* BritishAccent: In the sequel. Sallie is of Irish descent, and the doctor is of Scottish, so she tells Judy that sometimes they speak to each other in their ancestral accents. She even writes a few sentences out phonetically so Judy (and the reader) can see what she means.



* FunetikAccent: In the sequel, and not unreasonably. Sallie is of Irish descent, and the doctor is of Scottish, so she tells Judy that sometimes they speak to each other in their ancestral accents. She even writes a few sentences out phonetically so Judy (and the reader) can see what she means.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of ''Daddy Long Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his affections at first, ''and'' also after she leaves him clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of ''Daddy Long Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his affections proposal at first, ''and'' also after she leaves him makes it clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.



* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Almost. After Judy rejects his marriage proposal, [[spoiler:Jervis]] -- thinking that she doesn't love him -- goes hunting in Canada and nearly dies as a result.

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* SpurnedIntoSuicide: Almost. After Judy rejects his marriage proposal, [[spoiler:Jervis]] -- thinking that she doesn't love him -- goes hunting in Canada and nearly dies as a result. He wasn't deliberately trying to kill himself, but he's so depressed that he has a very difficult time recovering.
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The book has received at least one [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], and was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990.

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The book has received at least one [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]], and though it was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''My Daddy Long Legs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990.



* TheAlcoholic: Tommy, in the sequel-

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* TheAlcoholic: Tommy, in the sequel- sequel.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of Daddy Long Legs has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jarvis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his affections at first, ''and'' also after she leaves him clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: *RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of Daddy ''Daddy Long Legs Legs'' has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jarvis]], Jervis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his affections at first, ''and'' also after she leaves him clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.



*SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Refreshingly averted, especially for the time period. Judy does fall in love, but her main ambition is to fulfill what she sees as her obligation to her beloved benefactor and become a real writer. This is so much her ambition that when the man she loves proposes, she turns him down! [[spoiler: And then, she finds out that they're the same person.]]

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*SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Refreshingly averted, especially for the time period. Judy does fall in love, but her main ambition is to fulfill what she sees as her obligation to her beloved benefactor and become a real writer. This is so much her ambition that when the man she loves proposes, she turns him down! [[spoiler: And then, she finds out that they're the same person.person, so it all works out.]]



*SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler:Sallie and the doctor, eventually]]

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*SlapSlapKiss: In the sequel, [[spoiler:Sallie and the doctor, eventually]]doctor]], eventually.



* {{Tsundere}} : Sallie, to Gordon [[spoiler: and to Robin]]

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* {{Tsundere}} : Sallie, to Gordon [[spoiler: and to Robin]]Robin]].
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* TheAlcoholic: Tommy, in the sequel-



*{{Determinator}}: Sallie, once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent. Dr. [=MacRae=] is every bit as much of a Determinator, which works very well when they're in agreement but just as often leads to them arguing.

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*{{Determinator}}: Sallie, once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent. Dr. [=MacRae=] is every bit just as much of a Determinator, stubborn as PluckyGirl Sallie is, which works very well when they're in agreement but just as often leads to them arguing.



*OrphanageOfFear: The John Grier Home

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*OrphanageOfFear: The John Grier HomeHome is a borderline example. The kids ''did'' have what they needed to live somewhat comfortably and weren't directly abused, but they still were emotionally neglected.



*PluckyGirl: Judy and Sallie

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*PluckyGirl: Judy and SallieSallie (once she settles into her position as orphanage superintendent.)
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: The end of Daddy Long Legs has made "feminists" scream and screech because [[spoiler: Judy marries Jarvis]], even when this happens ''only'' [[spoiler: after the huge fight in which Judy rejects his affections at first, ''and'' also after she leaves him clear that, while she loves him, she's her own person and he cannot control her.]] For even more irony, Jean Webster was actually an advocate for women's education and suffrage.



*SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Refreshingly averted, especially for the time period. Judy does fall in love, but her main ambition is to fulfill what she sees as her obligation to her beloved benefactor and become a real writer. This is so much her ambition that when the man she loves proposes, she turns him down!

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*SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Refreshingly averted, especially for the time period. Judy does fall in love, but her main ambition is to fulfill what she sees as her obligation to her beloved benefactor and become a real writer. This is so much her ambition that when the man she loves proposes, she turns him down!down! [[spoiler: And then, she finds out that they're the same person.]]


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* {{Tsundere}} : Sallie, to Gordon [[spoiler: and to Robin]]
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