So Big by Edna Ferber audiobook

So Big: A Novel

By Edna Ferber
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Caedmon, HarperCollins 9780061859984
10.24 Hours Unabridged
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber’s greatest achievement, So Big is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago. Hailed as a novel “to read and remember” (New York Times), So Big  is the unforgettable story of the indomitable Selina Peake DeJong and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity in the face of a challenging marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood. First published in 1924, So Big is a brilliant literary masterwork from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and admired writers, and still resonates today with its unflinching views of poverty, sexism, and the drive for success.

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Winner of the 1925 Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber’s greatest achievement, So Big is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago.

Hailed as a novel “to read and remember” (New York Times), So Big  is the unforgettable story of the indomitable Selina Peake DeJong and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity in the face of a challenging marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood. First published in 1924, So Big is a brilliant literary masterwork from one of the twentieth century's most accomplished and admired writers, and still resonates today with its unflinching views of poverty, sexism, and the drive for success.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The incomparable Cassandra Campbell expertly wields the microphone in her performance of this quiet classic. Campbell’s gentle delivery exudes empathy and confidence as she animates the life of Selina Peake DeJong, a woman with multifaceted experiences and an independent streak. Campbell’s performance gives this early-twentieth-century novel a contemporary sensibility that is largely enjoyable to hear. As the story progresses, Campbell navigates the complex and timeless themes related to life and its shifting values with grace and skill, following each character’s struggles steadily. While there are narrative moments that move exceedingly slowly, Campbell’s vocal consistency keeps the listener present.” AudioFile
“A masterpiece…It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces.” Literary Review

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Author Bio: Edna Ferber

Author Bio: Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright whose work served as the inspiration for numerous Broadway plays and Hollywood films, including Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant, Saratoga Trunk, and Ice Palace. She co-wrote the plays The Royal Family, Dinner at Eight, and Stage Door with George S. Kaufman and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for her novel So Big.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English