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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 561 works in 2,606 publications in 26 languages and 69,709 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Western stories  Railroad stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Collector, Contributor, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813.52
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So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

162 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life story of Selina De Jong, the wife of a Dutch farmer, whose indomitable spirit rises above her many years of hardship
Giant by Edna Ferber( Book )

122 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga of a woman who leaves her home in Virginia to live with her new husband in Texas at the time of the great petroleum discoveries
Show boat by Edna Ferber( Book )

191 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Hawks-Ravenal family on the Mississippi, in "Cotton Blossom", their floating palace theater
Cimarron by Edna Ferber( Book )

172 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic western about the Cravat family settling the Oklahoma prairie. Yancy Cravat is a newspaperman and lawyer who helps found the town of Osage. An adventurer, he finds town-life stifling and seeks his thrills even further into the frontier. His wife ends up becoming a town leader when his absences leave her no other choice
Saratoga trunk by Edna Ferber( Book )

130 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old New Orleans and Saratoga in the 1880's. The story of a young Texan and the daughter of a Creole aristocrat
Ice Palace by Edna Ferber( Book )

57 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in modern Alaska, with historical and social background
Great son by Edna Ferber( Book )

62 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story begins when Seattle was first settled, and carries the reader through time to the Alaskan gold rush, ending at the time of World War II with four generations of the Melendys
American beauty by Edna Ferber( Book )

73 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Oakes hires a rugged, full-blooded Pole to work her derelict Connecticut Valley estate and finds happiness herself trying to the save the farm - until her cast-off sister's orphaned daughter appears
Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects plays written by George Kaufman in collaboration with other writers, including "Dinner at Eight," "Animal Crackers," "Stage Door," and "You Can't Take It With You."
One basket : thirty-one short stories by Edna Ferber( Book )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

28 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Oct. 8, 2009
Come and get it by Edna Ferber( Book )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early days in the lumber industry in Wisconsin
Dinner at eight by George Cukor( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man
Roast beef medium : the business adventures of Emma McChesney by Edna Ferber( Book )

22 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roast Beef, Medium follows the adventures of Emma McChesney a divorced, independent, traveling saleswoman for a skirt and petticoat company. The stories, originally published in American Magazine between 1911 and 1913, brought Ferber her first big success. She went on to publish two additional volumes of Emma's adventures and adapt them into a Broadway play
Fanny herself by Edna Ferber( Book )

67 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Brandeis grows up Jewish in Winnebago, Wisconsin in the early twentieth century
Giant by George Stevens( Visual )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons
Emma McChesney & co. by Edna Ferber( Book )

33 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Ferber, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories featuring Emma McChesney: a smart, stylish, divorced mother who in a mere twelve years rose from stenographer to traveling sales representative to business manager and partner of the T.A. Buck Featherloom Petticoat Company. In this final of three volumes chronicling the travels and trials of Emma McChesney, first published in 1915, Emma's son, Jock, has moved to Chicago with his new wife. Struggling with a newly emptied nest, Emma dives into a whirlwind South American sales tour to prove she hasn't lost her touch. Back in New York, Emma and her business partner, T.A. Buck Jr., try to disguise their budding romance from colleagues. After months of acting like a "captain of finance when he feels like a Romeo", T.A. convinces Emma they should marry. Emma tries to "be what the yellow novels call a doll-wife" but trades in her fancy dressing gowns for more sensible business suits and heads back to the office. With one hand writing advertising copy and the other wrapped around a pair of shears, Emma saves the company from financial peril amid the arrival of some flustering, if exciting, news from Jock. By turns sales pro, newlywed, fashion maven, and anxious grandmother, Emma symbolizes the ideal woman at the dawn of the twentieth century: sharp, capable, charming, and progressive
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )

22 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and French and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnolia Hawks, the Cotton Blossom, is home ... until dashing gambler Gaylord Ravenal steals her heart away. In a haunting love story, they leave the show boat for a whirlwind honeymoon
Buttered side down : stories by Edna Ferber( Book )

40 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1912 collection of twelve short stories is notable for its refusal to provide happily-ever-after endings. Instead, Ferber focuses on the everyday hardships and triumphs of her characters, mainly shopgirls, secretaries, and other working women. Included are The Frog and the Puddle, The Man Who Came Back, and The Homely Heroine
Dawn O'Hara : the girl who laughed by Edna Ferber( Book )

34 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard trying to develop into a real Writer Lady in the bosom of one's family, especially when the family refuses to take one seriously. Seven years of newspaper grind have taught Dawn O'Hara the fallacy of trying to write by the inspiration method. But there is such a thing as a train of thought, and hers is constantly being derailed, and wrecked and pitched about
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Alternative Names
E. F.

Edna Ferber Amerikaans auteur

Edna Ferber escritora estadounidense

Edna Ferber pisarka amerykańska

Edna Ferber scrittrice e drammaturga statunitense

Edna Ferber US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin ungarischer Herkunft

Edna Ferberov

Ferber, E. 1887-1968

Ferber, Edna

Фарбер, Эдна

פרבר, עדנה

פרבר, עדנה 1887־1968

פרבר, עדנה בת יעקב

ادنا فربر

ファーバー, エドナ


GiantShow boatCimarronSaratoga trunkKaufman & Co. : Broadway comediesOne basket : thirty-one short storiesDinner at eightRoast beef medium : the business adventures of Emma McChesney