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Petry, Ann 1908-1997

Works: 101 works in 450 publications in 13 languages and 19,278 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Domestic fiction  History  Paranormal fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Legends  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3531.E933, 813.54
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Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry( Book )

50 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous woman who worked to free her people on the Underground Railroad
The street by Ann Petry( Book )

98 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of a 1946 novel, based upon the true story of Lutie Johnson, a young African-American woman who struggled to live and raise her son in the midst of the poverty and violence of Harlem in the late 1940s
Tituba of Salem Village by Ann Petry( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the slave Tituba and her husband, John Indian, from the day they were sold in the Barbados until the tragic Salem witchcraft trials. Tituba, a slave in Colonial America, became an important figure in the Salem witch trials. Tells how Tituba, a slave, was sold in Barbados to a preacher bound for Boston and became one of three women convicted at the beginning of the Salem witch trials
The narrows by Ann Petry( Book )

41 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the sleepy New England town of Monmouth, Connecticut, in the 1950s, The Narrows tells the story of a forbidden love affair in which class and race play significant roles. When Link Williams, a Dartmouth-educated but unemployed young black man, falls in love with Camilo Sheffield, a rich white married woman, Monmouth is shaken by personal as well as community tragedy
Miss Muriel and other stories by Ann Petry( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country place by Ann Petry( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of the saints by Ann Petry( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the legends of ten saints: Christopher, Genesius, George, Blaise, Catherine of Alexandria, Nicholas, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, Thomas More, and Martin de Porres
Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough. Risking life and limb, she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad to help other slaves flee to safety. A symbol of strength and hope, this legendary 'Moses' led over 300 of her people to freedom and a new life. Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity
The street by Ann Petry( Recording )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lutie is trapped. She longs to find a high-paying job that will allow her to move her son to a decent neighborhood where he will have a chance to grow up strong and healthy. Unfortunately, the only offers she receives are to work in white peoples' houses and from men who want to possess her. As her life spins into a harrowing ordeal of death and violence, Lutie must make a devastating decision."--Container
The drugstore cat by Ann Petry( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little cat with a short temper tries to learn the difficult lesson of patience and self-restraint
Körperverletzung u. Injurie, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Realinjurie by Ann Petry( Book )

9 editions published in 1912 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl called Moses; the story of Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1960 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des passions françaises : 1848-1945 by Theodore Zeldin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Danemark à l'heure du marché commun : bloc-notes, 1971-1972 by Jens Otto Krag( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common ground by Ann Petry( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Petry.( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an interview with children's author Ann Petry in which she talks about her writing techniques
Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an?underground railroad? that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she'd left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment--and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this?well-written and moving life of the 'Moses of her people''' (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book
African American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Al Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Petry by Hilary Holladay( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fiction of African-American author Ann Petry confronts prejudices of race, sex, and class and marks the ways the American dream of success and plenitude haunts, and ultimately mocks, those people who fail to achieve it. Petry calls her characters "the walking wounded." Betrayal, deep-seated anger, and murderous violence recur throughout her three novels, The Street (1946), Country Place (1947), and The Narrows (1953). Written midcentury, Petry's novels and stories are still more timely than one might like them to be, for they articulate the same pain and outrage documented by today's chroniclers of sexism and racism. In this first full-length critical study of Ann Petry's life and writings, Hilary Holladay examines the author's three novels as well as Miss Muriel and Other Stories (1971), Petry's collection of short fiction. Holladay's treatments of Petry's second novel, Country Place, and the collection of short stories - the first ever published by an African-American woman - fill gaps in existing scholarship by offering detailed readings of these previously underrepresented works. Sophisticated literary-critical analysis of Petry's works and careful consideration of the cultural and historical context in which the author wrote demonstrate the modernist aesthetic Petry's narratives share with the fiction of William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf and buttress Holladay's arguments for the seminal position of Petry's oeuvre within African-American literature, and particularly within the tradition of African-American women's writing. Holladay reads Petry's stories and novels as dynamic portrayals of neighborhoods - communities within larger communities - where people's destructive attitudes toward each other shape the neighborhood's overall identity and influence the lives of all its residents, old or young, male or female, prosperous or poor, white or nonwhite. Petry's focus on the importance of relationships and neighborhoods anticipates and inspires the writings of younger African-American women such as Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor
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The street
Alternative Names
Ann Lane Petry écrivaine américaine

Ann Petry journaliste uit Brazilië (1908-1997)

Ann Petry periodista estadounidense

Ann Petry US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

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Pachui, An 1908-1997

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Petri, Arnold 1908-1997

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Pītori, An 1908-1997

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패트리, 앤

ピートリ, アン

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The streetTituba of Salem VillageThe narrowsMiss Muriel and other storiesHarriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground RailroadAfrican American literature : a brief introduction and anthologyAnn Petry