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Half Portions

By: Edna Ferber
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber is a poignant novel that epitomizes American literature, delving into the complexities of family dynamics, ambition, and success against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Set in Chicago, Ferber's narrative unfolds across generations, portraying the immigrant experience and the evolution of relationships amidst changing times. Through the lens of a multigenerational family saga, "Half Portions" explores themes of coming-of-age and social commentary, offering profound insights into the human condition. Ferber's characters navigate the challenges of ambition and the pursuit of success, grappling with the realities of life during an era marked by economic hardship and social upheaval. Against the bustling urban landscape of Chicago, Ferber weaves a tapestry of interconnected lives, each shaped by the immigrant experience and the resilience of the human spirit. Through richly drawn characters and evocative prose, she captures the essence of a bygone era, inviting readers to reflect on the enduring power of family bonds and the pursuit of the American Dream. In "Half Portions," Edna Ferber showcases her mastery of storytelling, blending elements of fiction with a keen understanding of American literature. With its compelling narrative and insightful social commentary, this novel stands as a timeless testament to Ferber's talent as a writer.

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Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer, and dramatist. Her novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1930; adapted into the 1931 film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 film of the same name), and Ice Palace (1958), which was also adapted into a film in 1960. He was born on 15 August 1885 and died on 16 April 1968. She helped adapt her short tale "Old Man Minick," published in 1922, into a play (Minick), which was then turned to film three times: in 1925 as the silent film Welcome Home, in 1932 as The Expert, and in 1939 as No Place to Go. Ferber was born on August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Jacob Charles Ferber, a Hungarian-born Jewish storekeeper, and his Milwaukee, Wisconsin-born wife, Julia (Neumann) Ferber, of German Jewish origin. The Ferbers had relocated to Kalamazoo from Chicago, Illinois, to operate a dry goods company, and her older sister Fannie was born there three years prior. Ferber's father was not a businessman, and the family moved frequently while he was growing up.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 166 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362203677
  • ISBN-13: 9789362203670
  • Item Weight: 249g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 0.95mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Sagas