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READ PDF ⚢ Saratoga Trunk ⛅ From Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Edna Ferber, called the the greatest American woman novelist of her day New York Times , comes a mesmerizing and timeless saga of love, greed and powerSaratoga Trunk unfolds the story of Clio Dulaine, an ambitious Creole beauty who than meets her match in Clint Maroon, a handsome Texan with a head for business and an eye for beautiful young women Together they do battle with Southern gentry and Eastern society, but in their obsession to acquire all they ve ever wanted, they fail to realize they already have all they ll ever need each otherAn unforgettable tale of ambition, class differences, and love, Saratoga Trunk was the basis for the classic film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman I could barely finish this I ve loved other Ferber books Giant and So Big but this was so much weaker The dialogue is beyond repetitive and the story is really slow I did enjoy the atmosphere she evokes in her descriptions of New Orleans and Saratoga but not enough to tolerate the characters. Set in late 1800 s, Saratoga Trunk is one of Edna Ferber s later novels that was turned into a movie starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman Basically a story of Clio Dulaine who was a disadvantaged by birth illegitimate girl who was, of course, beautiful, but obsessed her whole life with the trappings of society and getting it over on those legitimate girls I stayed with it, and the story was fun to listen to as the narrator flipped effortlessly between French Creole patois, haitian s Set in late 1800 s, Saratoga Trunk is one of Edna Ferber s later novels that was turned into a movie starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman Basically a story of Clio Dulaine who was a disadvantaged by birth illegitimate girl who was, of course, beautiful, but obsessed her whole life with the trappings of society and getting it over on those legitimate girls I stayed with it, and the story was fun to listen to as the narrator flipped effortlessly between French Creole patois, haitian slave dialect, southern urban accents of the time, and even a voice for Cupidon, her little person who sounded a lot like Herve Villechaize from Fantasy Island days A nice, old fashioned Southern story, complete with pralines One thing I love about Ferber s writing, among many others, is her power of description Whether is it a room, a person, a prairie, a process, food or painstaking detail of an outfit, she is as proficient as an artist with a paintbrush and her style is clear and realistic Yummy, and mouthwatering for those who love words, phrases and pictures that spring from page to brain in a matter of letters she is sooooo good.If you haven t Ferbered yet, I recommend it My favorite Ferber, tho, is So Big, but exploring further afield when it comes to favorite authors is almost always worth a reader s time I ve said it before and I ll say it again Edna Ferber is a hidden literary gem If you were born in the 70 s or after, you d probably never heard of her growing up I happened upon her by chance My mother and I were flipping through TV channels and she stopped on a scene from Giant I mof a reader than a watcher, so I went to the library, got the book, and have been eating up Ferber s words ever since.Why is this author nottalked about This woman not only knows how to tell a gr I ve said it before and I ll say it again Edna Ferber is a hidden literary gem If you were born in the 70 s or after, you d probably never heard of her growing up I happened upon her by chance My mother and I were flipping through TV channels and she stopped on a scene from Giant I mof a reader than a watcher, so I went to the library, got the book, and have been eating up Ferber s words ever since.Why is this author nottalked about This woman not only knows how to tell a great, moving story and construct a beautiful sentence, she also creates these characters that are just so fun and real I absolutely adored Clio Dulaine from the beginning It was impossible not to love her or any of Ferber s heroines.Ferber s female characters quietly exude strength, independence, and tenacity They go against the convention of their day and Ferber s but not in a way that s at all obnoxious You are always rooting for them I also enjoy the men in her stories They re likeable, but definitely must delicately walk around their female counterparts, even when they are booming and brash.This is the fourth novel I ve read by this author and I would highly recommend any of them So Big was my favorite though After seeing the movie with Gary cooper and Ingrid Bergman on AMC, I knew I wanted to read this book I am a great Edna Ferber fan, so I was pretty sure that I would like it It has a different feel than Cimmaron or Giant , but it is a well written novel I don t think the blurb on the Goodreads site is quite accurate as Clint is only anxious to make enough money to have fun and afford to move on Getting back at the people who cheated his father is another driving force for him Clio wants t After seeing the movie with Gary cooper and Ingrid Bergman on AMC, I knew I wanted to read this book I am a great Edna Ferber fan, so I was pretty sure that I would like it It has a different feel than Cimmaron or Giant , but it is a well written novel I don t think the blurb on the Goodreads site is quite accurate as Clint is only anxious to make enough money to have fun and afford to move on Getting back at the people who cheated his father is another driving force for him Clio wants to be rich, but also safely in a marriage as her mother was not The attraction between the two is the driving force in this novel Don t be put off by the beginning of the book going into Clio s family background It explains a lot, and the action picks up from there Some of this novel is not entirely politically correct as far as African Americans and dwarves are concerned From her later novels, we know that Ms Ferber was sympathetic to minorities, and she shows some of that here This was written in 1941, so one might give her some slack, but this is my greatest problem with this novel