Edna Ferber | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Frederic Taber Cooper

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Edna Ferber.
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Critical Review by Frederic Taber Cooper

SOURCE: A review of Dawn O'Hara, in The Bookman, New York, Vol. XXXIII, No. 5, July, 1911, p. 534.

In the following slightly favorable review of Dawn O'Hara, Cooper praises Ferber's ability to convey her tragic story with "light-heartedness" and a "warm-hearted understanding of the things which go to make the essential joy of living."

Dawn O'Hara, by Edna Ferber, is a book that [offers] a problem and in a certain sense answers it in its own subtitle. The problem is this: supposing a girl, after a few months of mad happiness, finds that she is bound for life to a man who has suddenly broken down and whom the doctors pronounce incurably insane. The sub-title of the book is "The Girl Who Laughed;" and that is not a bad answer...

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