Fanny Herself

Fanny Herself

by Edna Ferber


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Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber

This intensely personal chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town is the most autobiographical of Pulitzer Prize-winning Ferber's novels, full of fine, full-blown, and fascinating characters.

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ISBN-13: 9781726234207
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/26/2018
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels 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), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958), filmed in 1960. Ferber's novels generally featured strong female protagonists, along with a rich and diverse collection of supporting characters. She usually highlighted at least one strong secondary character who faced discrimination ethnically or for other reasons; through this technique, Ferber demonstrated her belief that people are people and that the not-so-pretty people have the best character.

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Fanny Herself 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have no idea who the characters even are with the amount of typo's. I couldn't get past the first two pages. I don't have the patience to determine what the story is even relating. Several sentences were jumbled with symbols. I would have just read a photocopied page than one that was so messed up.
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SE18 More than 1 year ago
Loved this classic novel. Semi auto biographical, Fanny herself proves the world and its people struggle with some of the same issues no matter what century you live in. A very refreshing strong feminist style with an interesting historical view of early 20th century small town America. Move over Jane Austen you have competition.