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Edna Ferber

Novelist, Playwright (15-Aug-1885 — 16-Apr-1968)


Rogers Dickinson. Edna Ferber: A Biographical Sketch with a Bibliography. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company. 1925. 41pp.

Edna Ferber. A Peculiar Treasure. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co.. 1939. 398pp.

Edna Ferber. A Kind of Magic. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday. 1963. 335pp.

Julie Goldsmith Gilbert. Ferber: A Biography of Edna Ferber and Her Circle. New York: Doubleday & Company. 1978. 445pp.

Marion Meade. Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. 2004. Subjects are Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber.

Mary Rose Shaughnessy. Women and Success in American Society in the Works of Edna Ferber. New York: Gordon Press. 1977. 356pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.218)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.507)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.335)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.86)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors (p.444)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.246)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.345)

  14. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.247)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.232)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.176)

  17. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.365)

  18. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.262)

  19. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.315)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.5)

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