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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 564 works in 2,658 publications in 26 languages and 68,643 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical fiction  Western stories  Biography  Political fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Conceptor, Collector, Speaker, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813.52
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So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

165 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,143 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 )

124 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,002 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 )

198 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,821 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 )

174 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,744 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 )

132 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,695 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 )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,514 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 8 languages and held by 1,916 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 )

75 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages 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 )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,337 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 )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1,091 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 1,072 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 809 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 )

30 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 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
Fanny herself by Edna Ferber( Book )

68 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of three generations of land rich Texans
Emma McChesney & co. by Edna Ferber( Book )

33 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 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 )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and French and held by 529 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 )

41 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 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 )

39 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 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


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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