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Fanny Herself

(1917)
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Heralded by one reviewer as "the most serious, extended and dignified of [Edna] Ferber's books," Fanny Herself is the intensely personal chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town. Packed with the warmth and the wry, sidelong wit that made Ferber one of the best-loved writers of her time, the novel charts Fanny's emotional growth through her relationship with her mother, the shrewd, sympathetic Molly Brandeis.

"You could not have lived a week in Winnebago without being aware of Mrs. Brandeis," Ferber begins, and likewise the story of Fanny Brandeis is inextricable from that of her vigorous, enterprising mother. Molly Brandeis is the owner and operator of Brandeis' Bazaar, a modest general store left to her by her idealistic, commercially inept late husband. As Fanny strives to carve out her own sense of herself, Molly becomes the standard by which she measures her intellectual and spiritual progress.

Fanny's ambivalent feelings about being Jewish, her self-deprecating attitude toward her gift for sketching and drawing, and her inspired success as a businesswoman all contribute to the flesh-and-blood complexity of Ferber's youthful, eminently believable protagonist. She is accompanied on her journey by impeccably drawn characters such as Father Fitzpatrick, the Catholic priest in Winnebago; Ella Monahan, buyer for the glove department of the Haynes-Cooper mail order house; Fanny's brother, Theodore, a gifted violinist for whose musical education Molly sacrifices Fanny's future; and Clarence Heyl, the scrappy columnist who never forgot how Fanny rescued him from the school bullies.

Ferber's only work of fiction with a strong autobiographical element, Fanny Herself showcases the author's enduring interest in the capacity of strong women to transcend the limitations of their environment and control their own circumstances. Through Fanny's honest struggle with conflicting values-financial security and corporate success versus altruism and artistic integrity-Ferber grapples with some of the most deeply embedded contradictions of the American spirit.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-347-53299-4 / 978-1-347-53299-7
Publisher: Palala Press
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November 2015 : Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-346-97856-5 / 978-1-346-97856-7
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-164-36344-1 / 978-1-164-36344-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-34086-0 / 978-0-554-34086-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-24783-6 / 978-0-554-24783-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-548-98761-0 / 978-0-548-98761-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4378-1513-8 / 978-1-4378-1513-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-8095-9550-8 / 978-0-8095-9550-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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February 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4043-0244-1 / 978-1-4043-0244-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-252-02689-6 / 978-0-252-02689-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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June 1917 : USA Hardback
Title: Fanny Herself (The Modern Jewish Experience)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-405-06708-9 / 978-0-405-06708-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5237-7996-9 / 978-1-5237-7996-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2015 : Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5194-2522-8 / 978-1-5194-2522-5
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2015 : Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5146-5531-4 / 978-1-5146-5531-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4961-8480-7 / 978-1-4961-8480-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-294-74186-1 / 978-1-294-74186-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4825-5368-6 / 978-1-4825-5368-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4825-5313-9 / 978-1-4825-5313-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Ferber Edna 1887-1968
ISBN: 1-313-98826-X / 978-1-313-98826-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-153-60609-7 / 978-1-153-60609-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4400-6913-1 / 978-1-4400-6913-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-290-80766-3 / 978-1-290-80766-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4068-7842-1 / 978-1-4068-7842-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-276-61469-1 / 978-1-276-61469-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-178-63900-2 / 978-1-178-63900-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-173-87273-6 / 978-1-173-87273-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-163-98049-8 / 978-1-163-98049-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-171-56955-6 / 978-1-171-56955-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny herself / by Edna Ferber ; illustrated by J. Henry
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-171-56961-0 / 978-1-171-56961-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-147-50394-X / 978-1-147-50394-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-152-53587-0 / 978-1-152-53587-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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August 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-217-21134-8 / 978-0-217-21134-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4385-1782-3 / 978-1-4385-1782-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-60589-246-7 / 978-1-60589-246-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quill Pen Classics
Availability: Amazon   

May 2008 : Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 8132022203 / 978-8132022206
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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December 2007 : Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Ferber Edna Ferber
ISBN: 8184563620 / 978-8184563627
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4348-2064-5 / 978-1-4348-2064-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-548-65959-1 / 978-0-548-65959-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4065-2355-0 / 978-1-4065-2355-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4264-7423-7 / 978-1-4264-7423-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4264-7500-4 / 978-1-4264-7500-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-03486-7 / 978-0-554-03486-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-14190-6 / 978-0-554-14190-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4069-4203-0 / 978-1-4069-4203-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hard Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4219-1029-2 / 978-1-4219-1029-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4191-1921-4 / 978-1-4191-1921-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Co
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-8095-9422-6 / 978-0-8095-9422-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4043-0245-X / 978-1-4043-0245-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-252-06946-3 / 978-0-252-06946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-77542-756-0 / 978-1-77542-756-8 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Susan Dworkin
Availability: Amazon   

August 2005 : UK Audio edition
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Susan Dworkin
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-893079-22-8 / 978-1-893079-22-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jewish Contemporary Classics Inc
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-893079-02-3 / 978-1-893079-02-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jewish Contemporary Classics Inc
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 1995 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-55685-377-7 / 978-1-55685-377-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Book Contractors
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Silver Scroll Publishing
Availability: Amazon   

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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July 2004 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Fanny Herself
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
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