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Those books just seem…appealing. 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 people have the best character. There are also several troubling-for-today’s-times ffrber of African-Americans, Native Americans, and Jews.

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Also worth noting that the Vice-President of the United States at the time the film was made was actually descended from the Osage tribe, and remains the only Native American to have served at the top of the executive branch. Yancey, a ecna man fond of quoting Shakespeare, Milton, and various Greeks, understands and sympathizes with the Indians, much to the shock of the white community, including his wife.

I have vacillated between three and four stars. They adapt the novel in very different ways, highlighting certain characters over others and changing events at will. I really love Edna Ferber. The narrative was boring and I was waiting for some action.


She grew up on the stories of her parents and grandparents, who had moved west from New York many years before her birth. She describes the land vividly from its infancy to the discovery of its oil.

The story is traced against one of the most spectacular backgrounds in American life. It was made into a movie – twice. In addition to her always vivid sense of setting, I appreciate her warty characters.

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I understand it was written in the s but I did not like it. Cimarron involves two land runs. Ferber’s early works were mostly light romance. Her So Big brought Ferber more recognition as a novelist. I’ll give it between 3 and 4 stars, because I enjoyed it but not as much as So Big.

You live today and die tomorrow. Out of the maybe adult fiction books kept at that library branch, for some reason Cimarron made the cut. Ferber picks a great setting for her story.

Vintage Movie Classics by Edna Ferber One person found this helpful. Pioneering comarron frontier of Oklahoma, Yancey and Sabra Cravat enter the territory after the Run of Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Upon its publication, Cimarron was a sensation in America and came to epitomize an era in American history. Even more concerning, however, is her tendency to carefully and slowly build the story, only to chop it off in a hurried and abrupt ending. This text was also adapted into a film available for free viewing on YouTube. Likewise, his wife Sabra, the book’s main character, exhibits both positive and negative characteristics and remains commi This book was right up my alley.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. She took newspaper jobs at the Appleton Daily Crescent and the Milwaukee Journal before publishing her first novel. As commerce grew across the area of Kansas and Oklahomacattlemen became increasingly annoyed by the presence of the Cherokee on prime land that they wanted to use to drive cattle from northern ranches to Texas.

The problem was finding the books I am so glad that my Classic Book Club chose this book for out September, selection. And this is where Cimarron is deceptively complex.