A Lusty, Sprawling Novel Of Wisconsin S Logging Days, When Fortunes And Families Were Made And Broken Over King Lumber This Is The Classic Saga Of Barney Glasgow And His Family, Vividly Told By Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Edna Ferber. This starts out as the story of Barney Glasglow, a wealthy paper mill owner around the turn of the century It flashes back to his youth in a logging camp his mother was the cook , and it reminded me so much of John Irving s Last Night in Twisted River that I set out looking for reviews that made the comparison, but no one reads Edna Ferber any , so there were none Then it jumps back to adult Barney, and he bec
Written in the 1930s this novel is a tale of the lumber barons who razed the forests of norther Wisconsin in the early 1900s The tale is of the life of a lumber jack, Barney Glasgow, a handsome man who marries money It follows the fortunes of his family through several generations in Butte des Morts where the very wealthy lumber and paper mill families lived With foresight, Ferber addresses some of the questions of conservation, pollution, and workers rights that are still being debated today Written in the 1930s this novel is a tale of
I picked up this little gem at a used bookstore Ferber looks ahead to ramifications of logging w o replanting, health consequences of mining, etc She was banging the gong long before it was popular to do so. Really interesting multigenerational saga about the timber industry from the end of the 1800 s up through the stock market crash of 29 First half of the book is deeply engaging, second half gets a bit superficial and races through time The end is cool though. Edna Ferber was once one of my favorite authors I haven t reread any of her books in a long time. really good book for its time and place but, surprisingly, an exception to the rule that usually the book is better than the movie a Frances Farmer Bing Crosby vehicle.
- 518 pages
- Come and Get It
- Edna Ferber
- 25 May 2017 Edna Ferber