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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 601 works in 2,509 publications in 13 languages and 69,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Railroad stories  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor, Speaker
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813
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So big by Edna Ferber ( Book )
113 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,145 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 )
76 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,975 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 )
140 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,784 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 )
153 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,781 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 )
81 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old New Orleans and Saratoga in the 80's. The story of a young Texan and the daughter of a Creole aristocrat
One basket by Edna Ferber ( Book )
34 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich, varied, and brilliant collection of some of the most-loved stories from one of America's favorite writers, chosen by the author herself, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber. At eighteen, Edna Ferber was the only female reporter on a big, tough, midwestern daily, covering everything from fires and accidents, to divorces and murders. It was here that she learned how to write and spin the raw material from her own life into numerous fascinating stories, novels, and plays. Increasing in number over the course of a long and glorious career, One Basket collects these beloved stories that, like her novels, present Ferber's brilliant cross-section of American life
Ice Palace by Edna Ferber ( Book )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story set in modern Alaska, with historical and social background
Dawn O'Hara the girl who laughed by Edna Ferber ( )
36 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Ferber's first novel, published in 1911, Dawn O'Hara is a New York newspaperwoman who returns home to Michigan when her mentally ill husband is institutionalized. With the help of a handsome doctor, Dawn rebuilds her career as a journalist, but her growing feelings for the doctor are complicated by her loyalty to her husband
Fanny herself by Edna Ferber ( )
49 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanny Brandeis grows up Jewish in Winnebago, Wisconsin in the early twentieth century
Great son by Edna Ferber ( Book )
46 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 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
Buttered side down by Edna Ferber ( )
37 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 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
Emma McChesney & co by Edna Ferber ( )
32 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 1,806 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
American beauty by Edna Ferber ( Book )
57 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 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 )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,332 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."
The homely heroine by Edna Ferber ( )
6 editions published between 1926 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Come and get it by Edna Ferber ( Book )
30 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early days in the lumber industry in Wisconsin
The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Oct. 8, 2009
Dinner at eight by George Cukor ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film concerns the efforts of a social-minded New York lady to give a dinner party to a royal British couple, her difficulties in picking just the right kind of guests, the necessity of inviting some oddly matched couples, all of them involved in little personal tragedies, and finally the failure of the guests of honor to show up
Roast beef medium : the business adventures of Emma McChesney by Edna Ferber ( Book )
20 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 820 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
Dinner at eight by George S Kaufman ( Book )
22 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Jan. 18, 2003
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Alternative Names
E. F.
Ferber, E. 1887-1968
Ferber, Edna
פרבר, עדנה
פרבר, עדנה 1887־1968
ファーバー, エドナ