Jean Webster: Dear Enemy
'Dear Enemy', by Jean Webster, is a novel the events of which are related in the form of letters by the heroine. A formal introduction, indeed, to one of the most intimate, realistic and thoroughly enjoyable pieces of fiction ever! How a charming young woman, all depths and tenderness under her somewhat frivolous exterior, accepts the superintendency of an orphan asylum, and with it the charge of some hundred and thirteen sadly neglected orphans, is merely the beginning of this altogether whimsical, joyful tale. How she transforms the dreadful interior of the New York orphanage; what she does for the youngsters who don't even know how to play; how she becomes engaged to the wrong man; how she storms the inward citadel of the smileless Scotch doctor, are all told in inimitable letters to which are attached many deliciously funny caricature pen sketches by the author. To those who have read Jean Webster's previous story "Daddy Long-Legs", this romance cannot but increase the enthusiasm for the popularity of its author.