Webster started writing the short stories that would make up Much Ado about Peter, and with her mother visited Italy for the winter of 1903-4 including a 6-week stay in a convent in Palestrina, while she wrote the Wheat Princess. In Dear Enemy she names as a model the Pleasantville Cottage School, a cottage-based orphanage that Webster had visited. The book tells the story of a girl named Jerusha Abbott, an orphan whose studies at the university are sponsored by an anonymous benefactor. In November 1915, Dear Enemy, a sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, was published, and it too proved to be a bestseller. We can put up a partition in the cabin.
She participated with Crapsey in many extracurricular activities, including writing, drama, and politics. Webster's most famous work was originally published as a serial in the Ladies' Home Journal and tells the story of a girl named Jerusha Abbott, an orphan whose attendance at a women's college is sponsored by an anonymous benefactor. Her friends reported that they had never seen her happier. In 1911, was published, and Webster began writing the novel while staying at an old farmhouse in ,. Webster became pregnant and according to family tradition, was warned that her pregnancy might be dangerous. He entered sanatoriums on several occasions as a result. Her literary functions feature young feminine protagonists.
Her father worked as a riveter at Harland and Wolfe, and worked on the Titanic. After try outs in Atlantic City, Washington, Syracuse, Rochester, Indianapolis, and Chicago, the play opened at the Gaiety Theatre in New York City in September 1914 and ran until May 1915. It was at the school that Alice became known as Jean. Webster graduated from school in June 1896 and returned to the Normal School of Fredonia for one year in the university division. Adult years Back in Fredonia, Webster began writing When Patty Went to College, in which she described contemporary women's college life. The Lady Jane Grey School inspired many of the details of the school in Webster's novel Just Patty, including the layout of the school, the names of rooms Sky Parlour, Paradise Alley , uniforms, and the girls' daily schedule and teachers.
She examined British and economics at Vassar University. Webster moved to Mill End in the early 2000s after living on her own until she was aged 95. Webster met her husband, Walter, while he was on a cycling tour of Northern Ireland. It was subsequently published in 1905. Mirroring a subplot of Dear Enemy, he had an unhappy marriage to an unstable woman, Annette Reynaud, who was frequently hospitalized for manic-depressive episodes. After their separation, McKinney continued with his alcoholism, but managed to have his addiction under control in the summer of 1912, when he traveled with Webster, Ethelyn McKinney and Lena Weinstein to Ireland. Death Jean Webster entered the Sloan Hospital for Women, New York on the afternoon of June 10, 1916.
As a young woman, she worked in the linen mills and was left to look after her family after her parents' deaths. Her great-grandmother worked on and her grandmother on racial equality and. Debs during the 1900 presidential election, although as women they were not allowed to vote. She participated with Crapsey in many extracurricular activities, including writing, drama, and politics. After some struggles finding a publisher, it was issued in March 1903 to good reviews. She was an celebrity, known for Bardell Against Pickwick 1946 , The Guardsman 1948 and Mr.
She was the eldest child of Annie Moffet Webster and Charles Luther Webster. Her friends reported that they had never seen her happier. Majoring in English and economics, she took a course in welfare and penal reform and became interested in social issues. Webster started writing the short stories that would make up Much Ado about Peter, and with her mother visited Italy for the winter of 1903—4 including a 6-week stay in a convent in Palestrina, while she wrote the Wheat Princess. Her daughter was named Jean Little Jean in her honor. Webster took Papaito Long Legs to the theater during 1913, and in 1914 he spent four months on tour with the play, in which Ruth Chatterton personified Judy. After tryouts in , , , , and , the play opened at the Gaiety Theatre, in September 1914 and ran until May 1915.
In 1911, Just Patty was published, and Webster began writing the novel Daddy-Long-Legs while staying at an old farmhouse in Tyringham, Massachusetts. Themes Jean Webster was active political and socially, and often included issues of interest in her books. Eugenics and heredity The movement was a hot-topic when Jean Webster was writing her novels. It was published in October 1912, praised by popular criticism. If I lose, I am going to shrug my shoulders and laugh - also if I win.
The McKinneys separated in 1909, but since at the time divorce was rare and difficult to obtain, they did not divorce until 1915. She traveled with two fellow Vassar students, and in Paris met Ethelyn McKinney and Lena Weinstein, also Americans, who were to become lifelong friends. She suffered severely from , but by February 1916 was feeling better and was able to returned to her many activities: social events, prison visits, and meetings about orphanage reform and women's suffrage. . She was seen by Theodore Roosevelt, among her biggest admirers, while she was on her behalf honeymoon. Webster became pregnant and according to family tradition, was warned that her pregnancy might be dangerous.
She became involved in the College Settlement House that served poorer communities in New York, an interest she would maintain throughout her life. Initially the business was successful, and when Alice was five the family moved to a large brownstone in New York, with a summer house in Long Island. I am going to pretend that all life is just a game which I must play as skillfully and fairly as I can. Glenn McKinney, recalled from his 25th reunion at Princeton University, arrived 90 minutes before Webster gave birth, at 10:30 p. Themes Jean Webster was active political and socially, and often included issues of socio-political interest in her books. Jean graduated from the school in June 1896 and returned to the Fredonia Normal School for a year in the college division.