Edna Ferber | Critical Review by Louise Maunsell Field

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SOURCE: A review of The Girls, in The New York Times, October 30, 1921, p. 16.

In the following favorable review of The Girls, Field praises Ferber's sense of realism.

Congratulations to Edna Ferber! For her new novel, The Girls, is not only the best, and very much the best, book she has as yet written, but it is also one of the best that has so far been produced upon its particular subject. It has a realism, a fairness, a sanity not often found, and especially rare in stories which portray, or profess to portray, the "flapper" of the present day. Those who have contended that sweeping condemnation of that young person is unfair will rejoice in the picture of "Charley"—otherwise Charlotte—Kemp, aged something over 18 and intensely modern, "who loathed cheapness, and bobbed hair, and wriggling ways, and the whole new breed...

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