Harper Academic

So Big

A Novel

by Edna Ferber

On Sale: 04/23/2019

Price: $15.99

So Big

Read a Sample Listen to a Sample Enlarge Book Cover

So Big

A Novel

by Edna Ferber

On Sale: 04/23/2019

Format:

Price: $15.99

About the Book

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.

Critical Praise

“It has the completeness, and finality, that grips and exalts and convinces. . . . So Big is a masterpiece.” - Literary Review

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

“[A] standout.” - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Recommended reading for our times.” - Washington Post

“Her books were . . . vivid and had a sound sociological basis. She was among the best-read novelists in the nation, and critics of the 1920s and 1930s did not hesitate to call her the greatest American woman novelist of her day.” - New York Times

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

“For sheer readability few writers can equal Edna Ferber. She writes so smoothly and brightly, with so much gusto, with so wideawake a style and so clever a selection of detail that she routs all that is common-place and casts out all that is dull.” - New York Times

“There can be no question that So Big gets close to the life of its chosen bit of American soil, or that it is persuasively human in its touch.” - Springfield Republican

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061859984
  • ISBN 10: 0061859982
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/23/2019
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.649 in (d)
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Coming of Age