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The central character of the novel is Sabra Cravat, daughter of a Southern family who moved to Kansas after the Civil War; having married Yancey at a very young age, she is swept off to Oklahoma by him.

As relationships sour and mend, it can also be sad, but thought provoking. Cimarron is the story of the Run in Oklahoma and the years after that with the oil production, Indian relationships, etc. Likewise, his wife Sabra, the book’s main character, exhibits both positive and negative characteristics and remains commi This book was right up my alley. Is this feature helpful?

The book was adapted into a critically acclaimed film of the same name in through RKO Pictures. Such an enjoyable read! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the novel, she remains fairly racist throug There are two excellent film versions in my opinion, some people don’t like either version of this novel, one in starring Irene Dunne and another in starring Maria Schell. Most of my library books come from a different, slightly larger town nearby.

Nov 14, Tom Dyke rated it it was amazing. Three days later the film was released to theaters throughout the nation. The third character in Cimarron is the land itself. Some r Ferber has a florid writing style that made this slow going for me, plus the book was out of sight and out of mind for a while after being taken along on a medical appointment and then left in a bag.


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The story mostly cimarrin around Sabra, especially as Yancey goes off to who-knows-where, always seeking a new cause, a new adventure. Despite being a critical success, the high budget and ongoing Great Depression combined against the film.

Ferber tells a wonderful story. Oklahoma at cimarrin time of the novel’s opening is one such “Cimarron Territory” though, in actuality, the historical setting of the novel is somewhere in the Cherokee Outletalso known as the Cherokee Strip and probably the city of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Each of their stories present an integral part to a really good and believable story.

Similar to Anne’s question, what’s a “nester”? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Interestingly, Show Boat was the 8 bestseller the same year that After Noon was 9.

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I am so glad that my Classic Book Club chose this book for out September, selection. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Both of these were based on Edna Ferber books.

Yancey represents the frontier spirit, who, like the Oklahoma territory, is subject to the swiftly changing times.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Born on August 15,in MichiganFerber had lived through the latter development of the West. Also, there were paragraphs that extended two pages–very long, which is unusual in most books. The land was divided into 42, claims, and each homesteader had to literally stake put a stake with a white flag attached their claim, and pick up a certificate back at the starting place.

Some racist overtones mar enjoyment of certain passages or episodes; Ferber and her characters–Yancey, anyway–seem to subscribe to the “noble savage” line of thinking, while an African-American character played out as a “shufflin’ fool” my words, not hers–quotation marks for distancethough perhaps in the day of its publication, its representations were progressive.


Pioneering the frontier of Oklahoma, Yancey and Sabra Cravat enter the territory after the Run of Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. One person found this helpful. However, I remember that as a child I heard some of this prejudice voiced. I was introduced to these characters as a short story in the 7th grade.

I could not get through this book. And as they establish themselves in this lawless land, Sabra displays a brilliant business sense and makes a success of their local newspaper, the Oklahoma Wigwamall amidst border and land disputes, outlaws, and the discovery of oil.

Hence Cimarron by Edna Ferber. The book opens with the family cimqrron and moves almost directly to a night spent in the open when Sabra and Yancey are traveling.

Maybe that was life in Oklahoma? Nearlypeople arrived for the rush, and over half of them would be sent back home after the day was through. Be prepared to put things in the context of the age, and you can still find gerber lot to enjoy here. Cimarron marks the end for now of my excursion into Edna Ferber’s works, and it embodies many of the strengths and cumarron Ferber portrays in all her stories.

I appreciate historical novels.