Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber, 1887–1968, American author, b. Kalamazoo, Mich. Her novels portray the lives of a wide variety of Americans in a vigorous, colorful, and panoramic fashion. Among her best-known novels are So Big (1924, Pulitzer Prize), Show Boat (1926, musical version 1927), Cimarron (1929), Saratoga Trunk (1941), Giant (1952), and Ice Palace (1958). Ferber also collaborated with George S. Kaufman on such plays as The Royal Family (1927), Dinner at Eight (1932), and Stage Door (1936).

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Edna Ferber: Selected full-text books and articles

The Royal Family: A Comedy in Three Acts By Edna Ferber; George L. Kaufman Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928
Fanny Herself By Edna Ferber Arno Press, 1975
FREE! Buttered Side Down: Stories By Edna Ferber Grosset & Dunlap, 1912
Ice Palace By Edna Ferber Companion Book Club, 1959
FREE! Emma McChesney & Co. By Edna Ferber Grosset & Dunlap, 1915
FREE! Dawn O'Hara: The Girl Who Laughed By Edna Ferber Frederick A. Strokes Company, 1911 (8th edition)
America Is West: An Anthology of Middlewestern Life and Literature By John T. Flanagan University of Minnesota Press, 1945
Librarian’s tip: "An Iowa Childhood" by Edna Ferber begins on p. 428
Literary Reformers: Crossing Class and Ethnic Boundaries in Jewish Women's Fiction of the 1920s By Batker, Carol MELUS, Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 2000
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Jewish Women Fiction Writers By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Edna Ferber" begins on p. 16
American Women Fiction Writers, 1900-1960 By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, vol.1, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Edna Ferber" begins on p. 93
The School of Femininity: A Book for and about Women as They Are Interpretated through Feminine Writers of Yesterday and Today By Margaret Lawrence Frederick A. Stokes, 1936
Librarian’s tip: "Edna Ferber" begins on p. 187
The Passing Figure: Racial Confusion in Modern American Literature By Juda Bennett Peter Lang Publishing, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Edna Ferber begins on p. 74
Reforming Fictions: Native, African, and Jewish American Women's Literature and Journalism in the Progressive Era By Carol J. Batker Columbia University Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Edna Ferber begins on p. 108
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook By Laurie Champion Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Edna Ferber (1885-1968)" begins on p. 107
American Women Playwrights, 1900-1950 By Yvonne Shafer Peter Lang, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Edna Ferber (1885-1968)" begins on p. 79
America's 93 Greatest Living Authors Present This Is My Best: Over 150 Self-Chosen and Complete Masterpieces, Together with Their Reasons for Their Selections By Whit Burnett Dial Press, 1942
Librarian’s tip: "Edna Ferber: Why She Selected 'No Room at the Inn'" begins on p. 997
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