Show Boat


Edna Ferber's romance novel Show Boat (1926) became a 1951 musical blockbuster starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel. Other Ferber novels that became cinematic classics include Giant (1952) starring Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, and So Big (1924) starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent and Bette Davis.


Introduction

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

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