Giant

Paperback | August 22, 2000

byEdna Ferber

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This sweeping tale captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of land-rich sons. A sensational story of power, love, cattle barons, and oil tycoons, Giant was the basis of the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson.

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The ties that bind families can also suffocate them. Giant is the story of three generations of Texan sons and their private and professional lives. It is a great account of family life in the mid-20th-century United States. This Pulitzer-winning book was the inspiration for the 1956 film starring James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizab...

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This sweeping tale captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of land-rich sons. A sensational story of power, love, cattle barons, and oil tycoons, Giant was the basis of the classic film starr...

The original author of such screen classics as Show Boat, Cimarron, and Giant, and coauthor with George S. Kaufman of Dinner at Eight and Stage Door, Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was among the most popular and acclaimed American novelists between World War I and World War II, as well as a noted playwright, short-story writer, and charter m...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:August 22, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060956704

ISBN - 13:9780060956707

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The ties that bind families can also suffocate them. Giant is the story of three generations of Texan sons and their private and professional lives. It is a great account of family life in the mid-20th-century United States. This Pulitzer-winning book was the inspiration for the 1956 film starring James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. From Edna Ferber, one of the greatest female novelists of her time and the author of Saratoga Trunk and So Big, comes Giant.

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"A powerful story...truly as big as its subject." (Los Angeles Times)