Gigolo

Gigolo Edna Ferber was an American novelist author and playwright She worked she worked in newspapers specifically at the Appleton Daily Crescent and the Milwaukee Journal before publishing her first novel

  • Title: Gigolo
  • Author: Edna Ferber
  • ISBN: 9781603123471
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edna Ferber was an American novelist, author and playwright She worked she worked in newspapers specifically at the Appleton Daily Crescent and the Milwaukee Journal before publishing her first novel She covered the 1920 Republican and Democratic national conventions for the United Press Association, in fact Her works Show Boat, Giant, Saratoga Trunk, and CimarronEdna Ferber was an American novelist, author and playwright She worked she worked in newspapers specifically at the Appleton Daily Crescent and the Milwaukee Journal before publishing her first novel She covered the 1920 Republican and Democratic national conventions for the United Press Association, in fact Her works Show Boat, Giant, Saratoga Trunk, and Cimarron were made into films, and Show Boat and Saratoga Trunk also became musicals In 1925, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her book So Big The Gigolo is the title story of a collection that demonstrates her abilities Gideon Gore is the scion of a wealthy family who has fallen on hard times His father has died, his mother has taken him to Europe, and war has broken out Enlisting as a pilot in the Lafayette Escadrille, he is shot down, wounded, and captured Released after the war he discovers his mother dead and the money all gone He is reduced to making a living as a gigolo in Paris His downfall appears complete when his services are engaged by a visiting family he knew as a boy back home.

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    About "Edna Ferber"

    1. Edna Ferber

      Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright Her novels were popular in her lifetime and included the Pulitzer Prize winning So Big 1924 , Show Boat 1926 made into the celebrated 1927 musical , Cimarron 1929 made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture , and Giant 1952 made into the 1956 Hollywood movie.Ferber was born August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to a Hungarian born Jewish storekeeper, Jacob Charles Ferber, and his Milwaukee, Wisconsin born wife, Julia Neumann Ferber After living in Chicago, Illinois, and Ottumwa, Iowa, at the age of 12 Ferber and her family moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where she graduated from high school and briefly attended Lawrence University She took newspaper jobs at the Appleton Daily Crescent and the Milwaukee Journal before publishing her first novel She covered the 1920 Republican National Convention and 1920 Democratic National Convention for the United Press Association.Ferber s novels generally featured strong female protagonists, along with a rich and diverse collection of supporting characters 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.Ferber was a member of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of wits who met for lunch every day at the Algonquin Hotel in New York.

    759 thoughts on “Gigolo”

    1. A reader unfamiliar with Edna Ferber's literary output might finish this book with the impression that her tone was always downbeat. (It wasn't: some stories in other collections and portions of her novels are joyous; others are laugh-out-loud funny.) The tales in Gigolo delve deep into the minds of a widower whose son and daughter-in-law consider him a burden, a handsome young brute to whom women are irresistibly drawn, a Broadway comedienne considering her career options after forty, a would-b [...]


    2. My actual rating for this collection is 3.5 stars. There are some moments where the judgmental outlook of the author comes across, a couple plot constructions I disagree with, and a few incidents of unanticipated 4th wall breaking, otherwise I could give it 4. For short stories, these have a remarkable amount of character development, and the settings (mostly in Wisconsin's paper valley, Chicago and New York) are integral. I wish there were more story writers who paid attention to those elements [...]


    3. How to say it? Good technique, pedestrian conclusions. Lots of obscure brand names too. The stories are interestingly told, the people in them are good, honest, everyday people, but you know, they sometimes get ideas above their station in life and sometimes even above the author's powers of insight. It goes like this: theatre is better than cinema, women should be compassionate, there is no place like home. Oh, and races don't mingle, and foreigners are evil. Didn't you know? No? Then you won't [...]


    4. This was my first taste of Edna Ferber, and it was a completely enjoyable one. The title appropriately sets the tone for this collection of funny stories that in one way or another touch on the themes of illusions & delusions, carapace, obligation, belonging and being "kept." Even 90 years after it's publication, the characters ring true, and Ferber's winking take on love & romance, domesticity and the value of creature comforts remains relevant. I would have been happy to have each stor [...]


    5. Rather dark, about the awful hopelessness of ordinary lives (in 1910s Chicago) - actually there's much more to Ferber than just misery-with-a-side-of-amusement but this bunch of stories is particularly painful, despite the obfuscation of heel heights, skirt lengths and which colour fur is modish this season. The title story is very strong but most of them seem very pertinent nothing has changed, other than the hemlines and headlines.


    6. What Edna Ferber's characters have in common is that they dream of lives or loves with illusions and expectations and it doesn't always happen the way that they fantasize about. Either that, or they seem to want things when they already have enough. Overall, this was a comical and at times sentimental portrayal of rich characters that seemed realistic. I could relate some of them to people from my past or present.


    7. Edna Ferber is one of the great, undersung writers of the 20th century. Her finely wrought stories concentrate on the lives of working people, especially women, amid urban landscapes, notably Chicago, drawn with lyrical detail. Every one of the stories in this collection is worthwhile.


    8. As with all of Ferber's short stories you never want them to end. I find that her short stories are very different than many in that they read as though they could easily be made into full-length novels. Ferber is a lost gem!


    9. I suspect Ferber is an author you either love or hate. If you buy in to her way of seeing the world, and can lose yourself in the little lives of her characters, then this collection of short stories is quintessential Ferber. I loved it.


    10. 3-3.5A little uneven, but I really enjoyed AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!, OLD MAN MINICK and If I Should Ever Travel!


    11. These stories are wonderful.I am so glad that I discovered Ferber at last.e is witty, funny, and always has a punch of an ending.


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