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Roast Beef, Medium

(1913)
The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
(The first book in the Emma McChesney series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories she published in American Magazine between 1911 and 1913. The stories featured Emma McChesney: smart, savvy, stylish, divorced mother, and Midwest traveling sales representative for T. A. Buck's Featherloom skirts and petticoats. With one hand on her sample case and the other fending off advances from salesmen, hotel clerks, and other predators, Emma holds on tightly to her reputation: honest, hardworking, and able to outsell the slickest salesman.

Like her compact bag of traveling necessities, Emma has her life boiled down to essentials: her work and her seventeen-year-old son, Jock. Her experience has taught her that it's best to stick to roast beef, medium--avoiding both physical and moral indigestion--rather than experiment with fancy sauces and exotic dishes. Yet she never shies away from a challenge, and her sharp instincts and common sense serve her well in dealing with the likes of Ed Meyer, a smooth-talking, piano-playing salesman; Blanche LeHay, prima donna of the Sam Levin Crackerjack Belles; and T. A. Buck Jr., the wet-behind-the-ears son of the founder of Featherloom.

Roast Beef, Medium is the first of three volumes chronicling the travels and trials of Emma McChesney. The illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg, one of the most highly regarded book illustrators of the period, enhance both the humor and the vivid characterization in this wise and high-spirited tale.

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-374-92276-5 / 978-1-374-92276-1
Publisher: Pinnacle Press
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May 2016 : Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-357-10875-3 / 978-1-357-10875-5
Publisher: Palala Press
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December 2015 : Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-347-67194-3 / 978-1-347-67194-8
Publisher: Palala Press
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November 2015 : Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures Of Emma Mcchesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-346-60810-5 / 978-1-346-60810-5
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures Of Emma McChesney (1913)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-164-34304-1 / 978-1-164-34304-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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November 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-116-31297-2 / 978-1-116-31297-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-37770-5 / 978-0-554-37770-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-28467-7 / 978-0-554-28467-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures Of Emma McChesney (1913)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4365-6177-9 / 978-1-4365-6177-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (The Business Adventures of Emma Mcchesney)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4353-4684-X / 978-1-4353-4684-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (the Business Adventures of Emma McChesney)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4280-0941-8 / 978-1-4280-0941-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4142-5333-8 / 978-1-4142-5333-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4142-6514-X / 978-1-4142-6514-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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December 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-59224-794-6 / 978-1-59224-794-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Press
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April 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-252-02645-4 / 978-0-252-02645-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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June 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium; The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney (Short Story Index Reprint Series)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-8369-4012-1 / 978-0-8369-4012-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books for Libraries
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney (unabridged edition)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-973147-52-1 / 978-1-973147-52-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-331-13185-5 / 978-1-331-13185-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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May 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-374-92275-7 / 978-1-374-92275-4
Publisher: Pinnacle Press
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Ferber Edna
ISBN: 1-318-77014-9 / 978-1-318-77014-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5153-9128-0 / 978-1-5153-9128-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-937625-04-4 / 978-1-937625-04-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Seahorse Press
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June 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5146-7686-9 / 978-1-5146-7686-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-5029-7525-4 / 978-1-5029-7525-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4995-6188-1 / 978-1-4995-6188-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: the Business Adventures of Emma Mcchesney
Author(s): Ferber Edna 1887-1968
ISBN: 1-313-02178-4 / 978-1-313-02178-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-153-68454-3 / 978-1-153-68454-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium...
Author(s): EDNA FERBER
ISBN: 1-277-76867-6 / 978-1-277-76867-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures Of Emma Mcchesney...
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-275-47227-3 / 978-1-275-47227-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium The Business Adventures Of Emma Mcchesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-245-56605-9 / 978-1-245-56605-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures Of Emma McChesney (1913)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-164-06795-8 / 978-1-164-06795-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast beef medium: the business adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-171-84920-6 / 978-1-171-84920-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium the Business Adventures of Emma Mcchesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-154-83610-X / 978-1-154-83610-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma Mcchesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-142-02318-4 / 978-1-142-02318-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-116-31300-6 / 978-1-116-31300-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-116-31302-2 / 978-1-116-31302-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-116-31301-4 / 978-1-116-31301-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-116-31299-9 / 978-1-116-31299-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
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August 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Roast beef medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-217-86839-8 / 978-0-217-86839-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4385-1884-6 / 978-1-4385-1884-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast beef medium :: the business adventures of Emma McChesney /
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4297-8678-7 / 978-1-4297-8678-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cornell University Library
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4385-1473-5 / 978-1-4385-1473-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4068-6488-9 / 978-1-4068-6488-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures Of Emma McChesney (1913)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-548-76074-8 / 978-0-548-76074-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: THE BUSINESS ADVENTURES OF EMMA McCHESNEY
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4346-5485-0 / 978-1-4346-5485-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: THE BUSINESS ADVENTURES OF EMMA McCHESNEY
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4346-5486-9 / 978-1-4346-5486-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (The Business Adventures of Emma Mcchesney)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4353-4706-4 / 978-1-4353-4706-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: THE BUSINESS ADVENTURES OF EMMA McCHESNEY
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-07371-4 / 978-0-554-07371-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: THE BUSINESS ADVENTURES OF EMMA McCHESNEY
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-554-18075-8 / 978-0-554-18075-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4065-2360-7 / 978-1-4065-2360-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium - The Business Adventures Of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4067-4991-5 / 978-1-4067-4991-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hadley Press
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (the Business Adventures of Emma McChesney)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4280-0935-3 / 978-1-4280-0935-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney (Cosimo Classics Literature)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-59605-755-6 / 978-1-59605-755-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4179-0857-2 / 978-1-4179-0857-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4142-5334-6 / 978-1-4142-5334-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (The Business Adventures of Emma Mcchesney)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-4142-6515-8 / 978-1-4142-6515-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 1-59224-448-3 / 978-1-59224-448-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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April 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney
Author(s): Edna Ferber
ISBN: 0-252-06945-5 / 978-0-252-06945-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Spoken Realms
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Spoken Realms
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Roast Beef Medium
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Spoken Realms
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Roast Beef, Medium (Illustrated by James Montomery Flagg)
Author(s): Edna Ferber
Publisher: Girlebooks.com
Availability: Amazon