Edna Ferber

United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887-1968)
Syn: ↑Ferber
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author

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Edna Ferber [Edna Ferber]
(1887–1968) a US writer of novels, short stories and plays. Her long novels often tell stories spread over many years. So Big (1924), about rich families in ↑Chicago, won the ↑Pulitzer Prize, Giant (1952) was about ↑Texas, and Show Boat (1926), about a Southern family, became a successful ↑Broadway musical play. All three were made into films. Ferber also wrote plays with George Kaufmann, including Dinner at Eight (1932).

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  • Ferber, Edna — born Aug. 15, 1887, Kalamazoo, Mich., U.S. died April 16, 1968, New York, N.Y. U.S. novelist and short story writer. Ferber began her career at age 17 as a reporter in Wisconsin. Her early stories were collected in Emma McChesney & Co. (1915) and …   Universalium

  • Ferber, Edna — (1887–1968)    US novelist and playwright. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Edna Ferber grew up in a small Jewish community affectionately described in her autobiography, A Peculiar Treasure (1939). She became a wellknown novelist with such works as… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Ferber — noun United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887 1968) • Syn: ↑Edna Ferber • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

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