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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 740 works in 3,193 publications in 27 languages and 75,053 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Film adaptations  Drama  Biography  Biographies  Romance fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Speaker, Lyricist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813.52
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So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

166 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,092 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 )

128 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,862 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 )

207 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Hawks-Ravenal family on the Mississippi, in "Cotton Blossom," their floating palace theater
Dawn O'Hara : the girl who laughed by Edna Ferber( )

42 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,625 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
Cimarron by Edna Ferber( Book )

187 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,568 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
Fanny herself by Edna Ferber( )

72 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Brandeis grows up Jewish in Winnebago, Wisconsin in the early twentieth century
Saratoga trunk by Edna Ferber( Book )

145 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,596 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
Emma McChesney & co. by Edna Ferber( )

36 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ice Palace by Edna Ferber( Book )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in modern Alaska, with historical and social background
One basket by Edna Ferber( )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,043 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
Buttered side down by Edna Ferber( )

25 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 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]
Great son by Edna Ferber( Book )

60 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,843 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
The homely heroine by Edna Ferber( )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American beauty by Edna Ferber( Book )

75 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,415 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 1,337 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 )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come and get it by Edna Ferber( Book )

36 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early days in the lumber industry in Wisconsin
Roast beef medium : the business adventures of Emma McChesney by Edna Ferber( Book )

29 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and held by 990 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
The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

22 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thinly-veiled portrait of the Barrymore acting family, this 1956 comedy presents the Cavendish clan, known as "The Royal Family of Broadway." Dowager Fanny Cavendish presides over three generations of legendary American actors: "brother Herbert, a histrionic player now in his decline; Fanny's daughter Julie, at the height of her Broadway fame, and son Tony who has forsaken the stage for Hollywood. Heralding the third generation of players, Julie's daughter Gwen is just beginning a promising ingenue career. When Tony rushes home only to flee to Europe, escaping the attentions of a Polish movie star and Gwen shocks the family by marrying a "non-professional", it seems the Cavendish name and reputation is threatened. Through it all, Fanny rules with a combination of strength, wit, courage, and a sharp tongue, proving that the "show" indeed, "must (and will) go on."--Adapted from publisher's description
Scenes for student actors; dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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GiantShow boatDawn O'Hara : the girl who laughedCimarronFanny herselfSaratoga trunkEmma McChesney & co.One basket
Alternative Names
E. F 1887-1968

Edna Ferber Amerikaans auteur

Edna Ferber escritora estadounidense

Edna Ferber pisarka amerykańska

Edna Ferber scrittrice e drammaturga statunitense

Edna Ferber skönlitterär författare

Edna Ferber US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin ungarischer Herkunft

Edna Ferberová

Ferber, E. 1887-1968

Ferber Edna

Една Фербер

Фарбер, Эдна

פרבר, עדנה

פרבר, עדנה 1887־1968

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ادنا فربر

إدنا فربر، 1887-1968

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