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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 561 works in 2,746 publications in 24 languages and 71,359 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical fiction  Western stories  Biography  Musical films  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Lyricist, Conceptor, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Edna Ferber
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Most widely held works by Edna Ferber
So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

143 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1924 Pulitzer Prize, So Big is widely regarded as Edna Ferber's crowning achievement. A rollicking panorama of Chicago's high and low life, this stunning novel follows the travails of gambler's daughter Selina Peake DeJong as she struggles to maintain her dignity, her family, and her sanity in the face of monumental challenges
Giant by Edna Ferber( Book )

122 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,961 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 )

202 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,795 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 )

180 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,732 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 )

102 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,616 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
Ice Palace by Edna Ferber( Book )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,909 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 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures the life of wealthy aristocrats on a large Connecticut estate in 1700, the decline of the estate by 1890 and the possibility of its revival in 1930
Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,341 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 )

46 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,296 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
The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

26 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 816 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 )

35 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the travels and trials of Emma McChesney, a stylish, savvy divorced mother and Midwest traveling sales representative for T.A. Buck's Featherloom skirts and petticoats
Giant by George Stevens( Visual )

94 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of land-rich Texans love, swagger, connive and clash in this family saga of strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly rich oil tycoons
Fanny herself by Edna Ferber( Book )

68 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Brandeis grows up Jewish in Winnebago, Wisconsin in the early twentieth century
Emma McChesney & co. by Edna Ferber( Book )

37 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 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
Buttered side down : stories by Edna Ferber( Book )

44 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buttered Side Down is a short story collection, first published in 1912, by American novelist Edna Ferber, who won the Pulitzer price in 1925. The Stories included are: - The frog and the puddle - The man who came back - What she wore - A bush league hero - The kitchen side of the door - One of the old girls - Maymeys from Cuba - The leading lady - That home-town feeling - The homely heroine - Sun dried - Where the car turns at 18th. Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie). Ferber's novels generally featured strong female protagonists, along with a rich and diverse collection of supporting characters. She usually highlighted at least one strong secondary character who faced discrimination ethnically or for other reasons; through this technique, Ferber demonstrated her belief that people are people and that the not-so-pretty people have the best character. [Elib]
Show boat by George Sidney( Visual )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and French and held by 481 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
Dawn O'Hara : the girl who laughed by Edna Ferber( Book )

43 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 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

E. F. (1887-1968)

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 Ferberová

Ferber, E. 1887-1968

Ferber, Edna

Фарбер, Эдна

פרבר, עדנה

פרבר, עדנה 1887־1968

פרבר, עדנה בת יעקב

ادنا فربر

إدنا فربر، 1887-1968


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