Show Boat by Edna Ferber [FIRST EDITION / 1926]

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Showboat by Edna Ferber 

FIRST EDITION [1926] GROSSET & DUNLAP

Refurbished ex-library copy in excellent condition.  Dust jacket is in fantastic shape with some light shelf wear and some faint hints of discoloration.  Book itself looks and reads beautifully.  Cover has some tape remainder marks and some light wear.  Beautiful copy for any collection!


Edna Ferber's classic paean of love to the Mississippi River and the showboats that ran up and down it is once again available in hardcover as a facsimile of the first edition. First published in 1926, this timeless tale of the Cotton Blossom, Cap'n Andy, his shrewd wife Parthy, and their beautiful daughter Magnolia her remarkable daughter Kim was made famous on Broadway in 1927, when the legendary Jerome S. Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated on the musical. Since then it has become a beloved favorite, revived repeatedly to entertain generations with haunting and lyrical songs such as Old Man River and Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine.