Category Archives: Edna Ferber

About Edna Ferber

I’ve narrated a number of Edna Ferber stories. Here’s some information about her.

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One of the Old Girls by Edna Ferber

A career woman in a department store turns down her boy friend’s proposal. He is a traveling salesman who has already reached his peak with nowhere to go but down. He comes for a visit and finds she was deathly … Continue reading

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Sun Dried by Edna Ferber

A young woman writer in New York City has a fine collection of rejection slips and little else to show for her efforts. She is seized with the desire to wash her hair. But the city lacks backyards filled with … Continue reading

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The Homely Heroine by Edna Ferber

In this early piece of magazine fiction, Edna Ferber raises the case of a heroine who doesn’t start out as or, through some transformation, become a raving beauty. What if one starts out plain and ends plain and just has … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Side of The Door by Edna Ferber

In the ballroom of the grand hotel on New Year’s Eve we pretty much know the scene. On the other side of the kitchen door, will a love gone sour sweeten before the night is over? The text for this … Continue reading

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The Maternal Feminine by Edna Ferber

In a family of four sisters the full ration of common sense is vested in Sophie Decker, the spinster. The one who is the great beauty gets the prized marriage and more than her share of denial. This story will … Continue reading

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Un Morso Du Pang By Edna Ferber

The men go to war and the women stay behind. The men are exposed to a bigger world and the women worry that they will be forgotten. This story is set during World War I. There was a popular tune … Continue reading

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