Five Complete Novels by Edna Ferber [HARDCOVER OMNIBUS] 1981 • Avenel

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Edna Ferber: Five Complete Novels by Edna Ferber  (So Big, Show Boat, Cimarron Saratoga Trunk, Giant)


First edition / first printing of this collected edition.

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition with some light wear.  Dust jacket housed in a nice jacket protector.   Reads as new with some inevitable tanning to pages.

The legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Edna Ferber is best represented by these five captivating novels. 

In 1924, So Big catapulted Ferber into the literary "hall of fame" when it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It is the story of Selina Peake, who, at nineteen, came to teach in High Prairie, Illinois. Her marriage, the birth of her son, her widowhood, had trans- formed Selina from a fragile, young girl into a strong, vibrant woman. However, she was never to forget that beauty was all important; almost as important as her son, Dirk, who tarnished every hope she ever had for him. Rarely has a novel probed so deeply into a mother's heart.

Show Boat is one of America's great romance stories-a novel that has inspired some of the most popular tunes of the century and was the basis of one of the most successful screen and stage productions of modern times.

Cimarron ranks as one of the greatest fror. tier adventure novels of America's past. It is the story of Sabra Venable, who defied her family to venture into the wilderness with her husband Yancey Cravat, whose strange wanderings had already become the talk of the town. Together they set out to tame a land, the lawless Oklahoma territory

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. Together they do battle with Southern gentry and Eastern society, but in their obsession to acquire all they've ever wanted, they fail to realize they already have all they'll ever need—each other.

Basis for the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson, Giant is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber's sweeping generational tale of power, love, cattle barons, and oil tycoons, set in Texas during the first half of the twentieth century.