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Smith, Betty 1896-1972

Overview
Works: 183 works in 768 publications in 20 languages and 22,537 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama  Film adaptations  Musicals  Original cast recordings  Romance fiction  History  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter
Classifications: PS3537.M2895, 813
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Most widely held works by Betty Smith
A tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel by Betty Smith( Book )

226 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 9,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nolan family, including daughter Francie, and life in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn during the early part of the 20th century
Joy in the morning by Betty Smith( Book )

72 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the difficult first year of marriage between a young girl from Brooklyn and a young law student. A law student and his determined young wife struggle through financial and emotional problems during the early years of their marriage
A tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith( Recording )

55 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nolan family, including daughter Francie, and life in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn during the early part of the 20th century
Maggie-Now by Betty Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her life in Brooklyn after the turn of the century
Tomorrow will be better; a novel by Betty Smith( Book )

68 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn's folkways expressed in love story
20 prize-winning non-royalty one-act plays by Betty Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1948 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of non-royalty one-act plays by Betty Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1945 and 1958 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tree grows in Brooklyn [and] Maggie-now by Betty Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1943 and 1947 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn": Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published... --Emilie Coulter at Amazon.com. "Maggie Now": This book begins its story before Maggie Now's birth. It introduces her contrary father, Patrick, as a young man in Ireland and her gentle mother, Mary, as a school teacher in New York at the turn of the century. They meet in New York after Patrick flees Ireland and comes to America to work for Mary's father. Maggie Now grows up attending Catholic school, rearing her younger brother and yearning for love and a family of her own. -- cassandraandvixen at Amazon.com
25 non-royalty one-act plays for all-girl casts by Betty Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1944 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tree grows in Brooklyn : original Broadway cast by Arthur Schwartz( )

3 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Jan. 15, 1951
A tree grows in Brooklyn : original Broadway cast by Arthur Schwartz( Recording )

8 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl in a shabby neighborhood lived with dreams in an innocent time before the war
A tree grows in Brooklyn ; Maggie-Now : two novels by Betty Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nolan family, including daughter Francie, and life in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn during the early part of the 20th century
A tree grows in Brooklyn( Visual )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl in turn of the century Brooklyn who adores her charming but irreponsible father and resents her mother who tries to hold the family together
Murder in the snow, a one-act drama of the West by Betty Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk stuff : a play in one act by Betty Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vine leaves, a comedy in one act by Betty Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night in the country; a comedy in one act by Betty Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer comes to the Diamond O, a comedy in one act by Betty Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popecastle inn, a comedy-drama in one act by Betty Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun after supper by Betty Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel
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Betty Smith Amerikaans schrijfster (1896-1972)

Betty Smith amerikansk författare

Betty Smith amerikansk skribent

Betty Smith écrivain américaine

Betty Smith scrittrice statunitense

Betty Smith US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Jones, Betty Smith.

Jones, Betty Smith 1896-1972

Smit, Beti 1896-1972

Smīṯ, Bīttī

Smith, Betty

Smith, Betty 1904-

Smith, Betty Wehner

Smith, Betty Wehner 1896-1972

Smith, Elisabeth Wehner.

Smith, Elisabeth Wehner 1896-1972

Smith, Elizabeth Wehner 1896-1972

Smithová, Betty 1896-1972

Wehner, Betty.

Wehner, Betty 1896-1972

Wehner, Sophina Elisabeth

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