So Big

by Edna Ferber

On Sale: 06/15/2010

So Big

by Edna Ferber

On Sale: 06/15/2010

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Pulitzer Prize

About the Book

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review

A brilliant literary masterwork from celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics including Show Boat, Giant, Ice Palace, Saratoga Trunk, and CimarronSo Big is a rollicking panorama of Chicago at the turn of the 20th Century. It is the unforgettaable story of Selina Peake DeJong, a gambler's daughter, and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity and her sanity in the face of marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood. Hailed as a "novel to read and to remember" (New York Times), So Big still resonates with its unflinching view of poverty, sexism, and the drive for success.

So Big is a must-read for fans of contemporary novelists such Willa Cather (O Pioneers!), Pearl S. Buck (The Good Earth), and Marjorie Rawlings (The Yearling).

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Critical Praise

“A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces.” - Literary Review

“A thoughtful book, clean and strong, dramatic at times, interesting always, clear-sighted, sympathetic, a novel to read and remember.” - New York Times

“Recommended reading for our times.” - Washington Post

“Edna Ferber could spin a tale.” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061859984
  • ISBN 10: 0061859982
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 06/15/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Coming of Age

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