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Books By Edna Ferber


Edna Ferber is famous for books like: "So Big," "Show Boat," "Cimarron," and "Giant." Ferber received the Pulitzer Prize in 1924. Read more about Edna Ferber's works.

1. So Big

So Big - Edna Ferber
by Edna Ferber. HarperPerennial. From the publisher: "A rollicking panorama of Chicago's high and low life, this stunning novel follows the travails of gambler's daughter Selina Peake DeJong as she struggles to maintain her dignity, her family, and her sanity in the face of monumental challenges."

2. Giant

by Edna Ferber. HarperPerennial. From the publisher: "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."

3. Saratoga Trunk

by Edna Ferber. HarperPerennial. From the publisher: "The basis for the classic film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, 'Saratoga Trunk' unfolds the story of Clio Dulaine, an ambitious Creole beauty who more than meets her match in Clint Maroon, a handsome Texan with a head for business -- and an eye for beautiful young women."

4. Cimarron

by Edna Ferber. Buccaneer Books. From the publisher: "Restless Yancey Cravat, a pioneer newspaper editor and lawyer, settles in Osage, a muddy town thrown together overnight when the Oklahoma territory opens in 1889. To this place he brings his wife Sabra, a woman both conventional and well-bred."

5. Emma McChesney and CO

by Edna Ferber. University of Illinois Press. From the publisher: "Edna Ferber, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Show Boat' and 'Giant,' achieved her first great success with a series of stories featuring Emma McChesney: a smart, stylish, divorced mother..."

6. Ice Palace

by Edna Ferber. Buccaneer Books. From the publisher: "This is the story of Alaska before statehood, in all its glory, beauty and bleakness... where men pitted themselves against the elements and the wilds, only to find the greatest threat is from 'outside.'"

7. Stage Door

by Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman. Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated. From the publisher: "The play concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. The scene is Mrs. Orcutt's boarding house, where the hopes and ambitions of sixteen young women are revealed in scenes of entertaining comedy."

8. Fanny Herself

by Edna Ferber, J. Henry (Illustrator), Lawrence R. Rodgers (Introduction). University of Illinois Press. From the publisher: "'Fanny Herself' is the intensely personal chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town. The novel charts Fanny's emotional growth through her relationship with her mother, the shrewd, sympathetic Molly Brandeis."

9. Three Comedies, by Kaufman and Ferber

by George S. Kaufman, and Edna Ferber. Applause Theatre Book Publishers. From the publisher: "Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman inebrated America during the Prohibition Twenties, them made everyone forget the Depression in the Thirties via gales of sophisticated laughter."

10. Come and Get It

by Edna Ferber. Prairie Oak Press. From the publisher: "'Come and Get It' is the story of an entire family's tumultuous life, spread across the end of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth. It is an epic of one of the most fascinating periods of the history of Wisconsin, and of the nation."
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