Alice Jean Chandler Webster better known as Jean Webster (1876-1916) was the author of Daddy Long Legs, Wheat Princess, The Four Pools Mystery, Jerry, Jerry Junior, Just Patty, When Patty Went to College and Dear Enemy. She was also a social activist.
For other books which touch on some of the hardships of orphans in the 19th century, see Charles Dickens.
- Jean Webster on the Vassar Encyclopedia
- ManyBooks on Jean Webster, where several of the books are available on line.
- Wikipedia's article on Jean Webster