Edna Ferber


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Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie). more »

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  • ''Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.''
    Edna Ferber (1887-1968), U.S. author. Quoted in The Algonquin Wits, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968).
  • ''A woman can look both moral and exciting—if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.''
    Edna Ferber (1887-1968), U.S. writer. Quoted in The Reader's Digest (Dec. 1954).
  • ''I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.''
    Edna Ferber (1887-1968), U.S. author. Sabra Cravat, in Cimarron, ch. 23 (1929).
  • ''If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics.''
    Edna Ferber (1887-1968), U.S. author. Sabra Cravat, in Cimarron, ch. 23 (1929).
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