Edna Ferber Quotes: She Read Absorbedly Books Found In

She Read Absorbedly Books Found In Boarding-house Parlours, In Hotels, In Such Public Libraries As The Times Afforded. She Was Alone For Hours A Day, Daily. Frequently Her Father, Fearful Of Loneliness For Her, Brought Her An Armful Of Books And She Had An Orgy, Dipping And Swooping About Among Them In A Sort Of Gourmand's Ecstasy Of Indecision. In This Way, At Fifteen, She Knew The Writings Of Byron, Jane Austen, Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Felicia Hemans. Not To Speak Of Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth, Bertha M. Clay, And That Good Fairy Of The Scullery, The Fireside Companion, In Whose Pages Factory Girls And Dukes Were Brought Together As Inevitably As Steak And Onions. These Last Were, Of Course, The Result Of Selina's Mode Of Living, And Were Loaned To Her By Kind-hearted Landladies, Chambermaids, And Waitresses All The Way From California To New York.
— Edna Ferber —

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