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Ferber, Edna 1887-1968

Works: 781 works in 3,535 publications in 27 languages and 76,392 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, Conceptor, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3511.E46, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Edna Ferber
So big by Edna Ferber( Book )

187 editions published between 1900 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 4,205 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 )

145 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 3,819 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
Dawn O'Hara : the girl who laughed by Edna Ferber( )

51 editions published between 1911 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,807 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 )

216 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 3,662 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 3,341 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( )

88 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

146 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old New Orleans and Saratoga in the 1880s. The story of a young Texan and the daughter of a Creole aristocrat, both out for revenge
Ice Palace by Edna Ferber( Book )

41 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,033 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( )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,021 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 Homely Heroine by Edna Ferber( )

9 editions published between 1926 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Homely Heroine" is a short story by American author Edna Ferber. It features a writer whose heroines are generally extremely beautiful. But one day, whilst she is out shopping, a shop-keeper asks her why she doesn't write stories about a homelier heroine. "The Homely Heroine" is followed by "A Bush League Hero," "What she Wore," and "The Man Who Came Back."Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was an American author. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and of Jewish descent, she suffered a lot from antisemitism, especially as a child, and was riddled with fear as she witness the Nazi Party party rise in Germany and gain followers across the Western world. Ferber won the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1924 with her novel "So Big" and in 1926 with "Show Boat". Furthermore, her novels "Cimarron" (1930), "Giant" (1952), "Ice Palace" (1958) were each adapted to film. Her novels are remembered and celebrated for their strong female characters and their unique rendering of their American setting. [Elib]
Great son by Edna Ferber( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,798 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 5 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1931, this bestselling American family saga from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber shares the story of the Oakes family, as their relationships and property encounter numerous struggles over the course of hundreds of years. In the early 18th century, the Oakes family was one of many working to settle their land in the Connecticut Valley, facing harsh winters and land disputes. Their attempts over the years to tame the land and produce a prosperous tobacco farm prove more difficult than expected, and when the family takes on Polish immigrants to work the farm, cultures clash, and relationships become complicated. American Beauty follows the goings-on at the Oakes estate from 1700 through 1930, and whether in times of family turmoil or hopeful prosperity, Edna Ferber's cast of fascinating characters and pitch-perfect take on American life rings true
Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,341 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
One basket : thirty-one short stories by Edna Ferber( Book )

29 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roast beef medium : the business adventures of Emma McChesney by Edna Ferber( Book )

35 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,051 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
Come and get it by Edna Ferber( Book )

39 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1935, this is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's sprawling novel of Wisconsin's logging days, when fortunes -- and families -- were made and broken over king lumber. Barney Glasgow, who had fought his way up from chore-boy in the lumber camps of Iron Ridge to lumber king of Wisconsin, is fifty-three and has much reason to be content when the granddaughter of his old friend, Swan Bostrom, disrupts his life. But destiny provides an ironic escape from folly, and Barney's son carries on the story -- a story which was to end in those fatal months that closed the year 1929. Rich with the vibrant qualities of life itself, this is more than the story of Barney Glasgow and his children. It is the story of lumber, and the story of the making and breaking of a fortune, during one of the most fascinating periods in the history of Wisconsin, and of the nation
Half portions by Edna Ferber( Book )

32 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called upon to describe Aunt Sophy you would have to coin a term or fall back on the dictionary definition of a spinster. "An unmarried woman," states that worthy work, baldly, "especially when no longer young." That, to the world, was Sophy Decker. Unmarried, certainly. And most certainly no longer young. In figure she was, at fifty, what is known in the corset ads as a "stylish stout." Well dressed in blue serge, with broad-toed health shoes and a small, astute hat. The blue serge was practical common sense. The health shoes were comfort. The hat was strictly business. Sophy Decker made and sold hats, both astute and ingenuous, to the female population of Chippewa, Wisconsin. Chippewa's East-End set bought the knowing type of hat, and the mill hands and hired girls bought the naïve ones. But whether lumpy or possessed of that indefinable thing known as line, Sophy Decker's hats were honest hats. The world is full of Aunt Sophys, unsung. Plump, ruddy, capable women of middle age. Unwed, and rather looked down upon by a family of married sisters and tolerant, good-humoured brothers-in-law, and careless nieces and nephews. "Poor Aunt Soph," with a significant half smile. "She's such a good old thing. And she's had so little in life, really."
The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

25 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 787 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
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GiantDawn O'Hara : the girl who laughedShow boatCimarronEmma McChesney & co.Buttered side downOne basketKaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies
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