So Big

ISBN-10: 0061859982
ISBN-13: 9780061859984
Edition: N/A
Authors: Edna Ferber
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Description: 1924. Ferber, American novelist and short-story writer, won the Pulitzer Prize for So Big, a tale of the struggles of the widowed Selina De Jong to support herself and her son Dick. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

1924. Ferber, American novelist and short-story writer, won the Pulitzer Prize for So Big, a tale of the struggles of the widowed Selina De Jong to support herself and her son Dick. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Edna Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Aug. 15, 1885. She spent her early career as a reporter. In 1910, Everybody's Magazine published her short story, The Homely Heroine, set in Appleton, Wisconsin. Ferber's novel, Dawn O'Hara, the story of a newspaperwoman in Milwaukee, followed in 1911. She gained national attention for her series of Emma McChesney stories, tales of a traveling underskirt saleswoman that were published in national magazines. A play based on the stories, Our Mrs. McChesney, was produced in 1915, starring Ethel Barrymore. With collaborator George S. Kaufman, Ferber wrote acclaimed plays Dinner at Eight and The Royal Family. Ferber won the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for So Big, the story of a woman raising a child on a truck farm outside of Chicago. Her best known books include Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant and Ice Palace. Show Boat was made into a classic movie and Broadway musical; the film version of Cimarron, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1931. Ferber wrote two autobiographies, A Peculiar Treasure published in 1939 and A Kind of Magic in 1963. She died of cancer on April 16, 1968.

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