The Girls

The Girls Ferber s novels generally featured strong female protagonists although she fleshed out multiple characters in each book She usually highlighted at least one strong secondary character who faced discr

  • Title: The Girls
  • Author: Edna Ferber
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Girls

    Ferber s novels generally featured strong female protagonists, although she fleshed out multiple characters in each book 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 persons have the best charFerber s novels generally featured strong female protagonists, although she fleshed out multiple characters in each book 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 persons have the best character.In this 1921 novel, she introduces and develops three characters Great Aunt Charlotte Thrift, age 74, and Charlotte s niece, Lottie Payson, 32, and Lottie s niece, Charley Kemp, 18 Be sure to look for other novels by Edna Ferber.

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    1. Lee Anne

      This novel, written before Ferber's better, more famous work, tells the story of three spinsters in WWI-era Chicago. Great Aunt Charlotte, who had her heart broken by a strict family and the Civil War, her niece Lottie (who struck me as a possible lesbian for the majority of the book), and her niece Charley, who's young and still has a chance for love. Most of the action takes place in the large Prairie Avenue house occupied by Charlotte, her sister Carrie, and Lottie, and I imagine it would be [...]

    2. Janice

      This book was published in 1921 and I found it an amazing work of art by novelist Edna Ferber. It is a simple yet epic tale of three generations of Thrift women living in south Chicago and spans the era from the Civil War through World War I. It is a straight forward depiction of family dynamics with superb character development; nothing convoluted or contrived, nothing unbelieveable, no gratuitous sex or language. Great Aunt Charlotte, sister to Lottie's mother, aunt to Lottie and great aunt to [...]

    3. Kirsten

      I LOVED this book. (I seem to have a thing for OOP stuff that hardly anyone else would be able to find a copy of) Anyway - this book was written in 1921, and is about 3 old maids in Chicago: an old maiden aunt, her 30-something niece, and *her* 18-year-old niece (who isn't exactly an old maid yet). The first part of the book is flashbacks to the abortive Civil War romance of the oldest woman, and then moves forward to the fin-de-siecle youth of the 30-something niece. Then everything moves into [...]

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