Jean Webster

1876 - 1916

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Jean Webster was the pen name of Alice Jane Chandler Webster (July 24, 1876 – June 11, 1916), an American author whose books include Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Webster has received more than 223,632 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Webster is the 999th most popular writer (down from 862nd in 2019), the 1,141st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,015th in 2019) and the 112th most popular American Writer.

Jean Webster is most famous for her novel "Daddy-Long-Legs" which was published in 1912.

Memorability Metrics

  • 220k

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  • 61.73

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Jerry Junior
When Patty Went to College
The Four Pools Mystery
Papaito Piernas Largas
Dear Enemy
Children's stories, American
Sallie McBride, the new director of the John Grier Home for orphans, keeps her friends posted on the latest occurrences in that institution.


Among writers, Jean Webster ranks 999 out of 7,302Before her are Corinna, John Fowles, Samuel Richardson, William Styron, Mimnermus, and Henry Fielding. After her are Nicolas Chamfort, Edith Wharton, Bertran de Born, Mori Ōgai, Joseph Murphy, and Ali Shariati.

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Among people born in 1876, Jean Webster ranks 36Before her are Kim Koo, Bruno Walter, Sherwood Anderson, Paula Modersohn-Becker, John Macleod, and Wied, Prince of Albania. After her are Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ivan Cankar, Robert Michels, and Walter Sydney Adams. Among people deceased in 1916, Jean Webster ranks 36Before her are Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Gaston Maspero, Torakusu Yamaha, Rubén Darío, Percival Lowell, and Gérard Encausse. After her are Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Victoriano Huerta, Hiram Maxim, Hugo Münsterberg, Pierre Duhem, and Julius Fučík.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jean Webster ranks 1,141 out of 20,380Before her are Richard Matheson (1926), Gordon Parks (1912), James Cagney (1899), William Styron (1925), Charles Cooley (1864), and George H. Hitchings (1905). After her are Paul D. Boyer (1918), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Edith Wharton (1862), Shelley Winters (1920), Steve Reeves (1926), and Gena Rowlands (1930).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Jean Webster ranks 112Before her are Virginia Satir (1916), Stephen Covey (1932), Donna Leon (1942), Will Durant (1885), Richard Matheson (1926), and William Styron (1925). After her are Edith Wharton (1862), Noah Gordon (1926), William Gibson (1948), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Sam Shepard (1943).