Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays, Recipes | August 19, 2015

    Cara Nicoletti: IMG Ramona Quimby Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs



    Note: Join us at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on Wednesday, September 16, for an author event with Cara Nicoletti. As a kid, I read for... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
7 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z
18 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

The Street

by

The Street Cover

ISBN13: 9780395901496
ISBN10: 0395901499
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of a young black woman's struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.

Synopsis:

THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

About the Author

Ann Petry (1908-1997), a black novelist, short story writer, and writer of books for young people, is 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. She worked as a registered pharmacist in Old Saybrook and in Lyme, and during these years wrote several short stories. When she married George David Petry in 1938, the course of her life changed. They lived in New York City, and Ann went to work for the Harlem Amsterdam News. By 1941, she was covering general news stories and editing the women's pages of the People's Voice in Harlem. Her first published story appeared in 1943 in the Crisis, a magazine published monthly by the NAACP. Subsequent to that, she began work on her first novel, The Street, which was published in 1946 and for which she received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Mrs. Petry has written two more novels, The Country Place and The Narrows, and numerous short stories, articles and children's books. In addition, she was appointed visiting professor of English at the University of Hawaii (1944 - 45) and has lectured widely throughout the United States. Ann returned with her husband to Old Saybrook in 1947 and lived there until here death. They have one daughter.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Sandra de Helen, August 20, 2008 (view all comments by Sandra de Helen)
Many people have said that Ann Petry's "The Street" spoke to black women the way Richard Wright's "The Native Son" spoke to black men. I'm not black so I don't know about that, but as a woman I do know it spoke to me in a visceral way. Her main character is a woman who wants to get her son out of the violence, away from the influences of the street. The poverty, the dirt and grit and so real you can feel them. Petry made everything about the life and times come alive. It has been more than two years now since I read this book and I can see the scenes from the book as though they were right outside my door.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395901496
Author:
Petry, Ann
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Factacn
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no.62
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.98 lb
Age Level:
from 14

Other books you might like

  1. Brown Girl, Brownstones Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  4. Native Speaker Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Quicksand; And, Passing (American... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. Invisible Man Used Mass Market $4.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General

The Street New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 448 pages Mariner Books - English 9780395901496 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.