Who is Edna Ferber?

  • (noun): United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887-1968).
    Synonyms: Ferber

Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 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).

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Showboat
... accurately designed vessel, rather than the kind built for the 1951 film, and Edna Ferber, in the novel on which the musical is based, gives a description of the "Cotton ... showboats, however, with their more advanced technology, are designed as steamboats.) Edna Ferber's novel Show Boat (1926), Jerome Kern and Oscar ... The James Adams Floating Theatre is the only showboat that was visited by Edna Ferber while writing her novel Showboat ...
Edna Ferber - Works
... – By Request (1918) Half Portions (1919) The Girls (Edna Ferber novel) (1921) Gigolo (1922) So Big (1924) (won Pulitzer Prize) Minick A Play (1924) (with G. 1958) A Kind of Magic (1963) Musicals adapted from Ferber novels Show Boat (1927) – music by Jerome Kern, lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II ...

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    America—rather, the United States—seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The schnuckle among the nations of the world.
    —Edna Ferber (1887–1968)