Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American writer of novels, short stories, children's books and journalism. Her 1946 debut novel The Street became the first novel by an African-American woman to sell more than a million copies. "In 2019, the Library of America published “The Street” in one volume along with Petry’s 1953 masterpiece, “The Narrows,” and a sampling ...
Editions for The Street: 0395901499 (Paperback published in 1998), (Kindle Edition published in 2013), 0395573807 (Paperback published in 1974), (Paperba...
Ann Petry (1908–1997), novelist, short story writer, and writer of books for young people, was one of America's most distinguished authors. Ann began by studying pharmacology, and in 1934 received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy.
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The Street is a novel published in 1946 by African-American writer Ann Petry.Set in World War II era Harlem, it centers on the life of Lutie Johnson.Petry's novel is a commentary on the social injustices that confronted her character, Lutie Johnson, as a single black mother in this time period.
Ann Petry (1908-1997) was a prominent writer during a period in which few black writers were published with regularity in America. Her novels The Street, Country Place, and The Narrows, along with a c...
The Street, written by Ann Petry and published in 1946, follows Lutie Johnson, a single mother of a young boy named Bub, who moves into a new apartment in Harlem during the 1940s. Despite the squalid conditions of the apartment, and the strange and even threatening behavior of the building’s superintendent, Jones, Lutie takes the apartment ...
Last month the latest addition to the Library of America series was published: a volume collecting Ann Petry’s two great novels, The Street and The Narrows. Ann Petry: The Street, The Narrows: Since its publication seventy-three years ago, ... Keep up to date with Library of America news and events.
Ann Petry's birth date is not certain: earlier biographers place her birth on October 12, 1911, while later chroniclers state it as October 12, 1908. In any case, she was born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, a predominantly white, rural community.
Ann Petry (1908-1997), a black novelist, short story writer, and writer of books for young people, is one of Americas most distinguished authors. Ann began by studying pharmacology, and in 1934, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy.