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Roast Beef, Medium The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney

by Edna Ferber

Roast Beef, Medium The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney Synopsis

The adventures of Emma McChesney: smart, savvy, stylish, divorced mother, and Midwest traveling sales representative for T. A. Buck's Featherloom skirts and petticoats. (UofI's paperback reprint of Ferber's So Big has sold close to 7000 copies!)

Roast Beef, Medium The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney Press Reviews

A brave, fun-loving, human book, the best that Miss Ferber has yet given us. -- New York Times Listed as a classic return by Library Journal Everyone should read Edna Ferber ... and why not start with this engaging tale of a stylish Midwestern traveling saleswoman? Originally published in 1913, this story captures the humor and talent for social observation that characterized Ferber's work. -- Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune Handy brief description for both Roast Beef and Fanny Herself: Ferber (1887-1968) may have been famous for So Big and Showboat, but these welcome and attractive reissues confirm wider abilities. Roast Beef, Medium is a series of stories (a sucess when first published) featuring Emma McChesney, a robust, savvy, divorced mother and travelling saleswoman for T. A. Buck's Featherloom skirts and petticoats. Emma's adventures, many of them fending off the advances of lustful men, are both optimistic and redolent of the age. Fanny Herself is an honest and surprisingly perceptive account of a young girl growing up ambivalently Jewish in a midwestern town. -- Toronto Globe and Mail

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252069451
Publication date: 1st April 2001
Author: Edna Ferber
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Business & management,

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