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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 764 works in 3,414 publications in 27 languages and 74,919 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Western fiction  History  Drama  Romance fiction  Biographies  Political fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Speaker, Composer, Lyricist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813.52
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So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

196 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 4,141 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 )

140 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 3,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sweeping tale captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of land-rich sons. A sensational story of power, love, cattle barons, and oil tycoons, Giant was the basis of the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson
Dawn O'Hara : the girl who laughed by Edna Ferber( )

49 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,691 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
Show boat by Edna Ferber( Book )

206 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,654 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 )

196 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,355 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( )

84 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

144 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 2,528 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( )

42 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Short stories of a successful woman in the garment trade." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation
Ice Palace by Edna Ferber( Book )

56 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in modern Alaska, with historical and social background
Buttered side down by Edna Ferber( )

30 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,900 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
One basket by Edna Ferber( )

27 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,879 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
Great son by Edna Ferber( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,801 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 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American beauty by Edna Ferber( Book )

75 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,397 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
One basket : thirty-one short stories by Edna Ferber( Book )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Eugene O'Neill represents the tragic mask of American drama, then George S. Kaufman can easily lay claim to its stimiling counterpart. No other comic dramatist in America has enjoyed more popular success and perennial influence - or been more fortunate in his choice of collaborators, including George and Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart, Edna Ferber, and the Marx Brothers. Here, in the most comprehensive collection of his plays ever assembled, are nine classics: his uproarious "backstage" play The Royal Family (1927, written with Edna Ferber); the Marx Brothers-inspired mayhem of Animal Crackers (1928, with Morrie Ryskind), in a version discovered in Groucho Marx's papers and published here for the first time; June Moon (1929, with Ring Lardner), a hilarious look at a young composer trying to make it big on Tin Pan Alley; Once in a LIfetime (1930, with Moss Hart), one of the first and best satires of Hollywood; Pulitzer Prize winners Of Thee I sing (1931, with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) and You Can't Take It With You (1936, with Moss Hart); Dinner at Eight (1932, with Edna Ferber), a tart ensemble piece that mixes comedy and melodrama: Stage Door (1936, with Edna Ferber), his much-loved story about young actresses trying to make it big in New York City; and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939, with Moss Hart), an unforgettable burlesque of America's cult of celebrity. Bursting with vernacular wit, farcical ingenuity, and theatrical panache, these plays have remained perennial favorites and exuberant reminders of Broadway in its glory days. -- From dust jacket
Come and get it by Edna Ferber( Book )

38 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,031 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 )

32 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and French and held by 800 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 )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 779 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 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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E. F 1887-1968

Edna Ferber Amerikaans auteur

Edna Ferber escritora estadounidense

Edna Ferber pisarka amerykańska

Edna Ferber scrittrice e drammaturga statunitense

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Edna Ferber US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin ungarischer Herkunft

Edna Ferberová

Ferber, E. 1887-1968

Ferber Edna

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