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Petry, Ann 1908-1997

Overview
Works: 119 works in 558 publications in 13 languages and 19,556 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies  Domestic fiction  History  Paranormal fiction  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3531.E933, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Ann Petry
 
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Most widely held works by Ann Petry
Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry( Book )

63 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,048 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 )

103 editions published between 1945 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 2,370 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 )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the slave Tituba and her husband, John Indian, from the day they were sold in Barbados until the tragic Salem witchcraft trials. In the Salem Village of 1692, superstition and hysteria peaked with the Salem witch trials. One of the first three "witches" condemned is Tituba, a slave from Barbados. "This restrained but dramatic narrative ... brings to life not only Tituba but also those around her, and shows how suspicion against her culminated in her arrest and trial."
The narrows by Ann Petry( Book )

44 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 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 )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black girl watches as her aunt's multiple suitors disrupt her family's privacy. The same girl, now on the cusp of adulthood, shares her family's growing fears that her father has disappeared. Acclaimed author Ann Petry penned these and the other unforgettable narratives in Miss Muriel and Other Stories more than seventy years ago, yet in them contemporary readers recognize characters who exist today and dilemmas that recur again and again: the reluctance of African Americans to seek help from the police, the rage that erupts in a black man worn down by brutality, the tyranny that the young can visit on their elders regardless of race. Originally published between 1945 and 1971, Petry's stories capture the essence of African American experience since the 1940s
Country place by Ann Petry( Book )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destructive effect of a summer storm on a Connecticut town is exemplified in a single family when a returned veteran finds that his wife has been unfaithful
The street ; The narrows by Ann Petry( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Street follows Lutie Johnson, a young, newly single mother, as she struggles to make a better life for her son, Bub. An intimate account of the aspirations and challenges of black, female, working-class life, much of it set on a single block in Harlem, the novel exposes structural inequalities in American society while telling a complex human story, as overpriced housing, lack of opportunity, sexual harassment, and racism conspire to limit Lutie's potential and to break her buoyant spirit ... The Narrows (1953) is Petry's most ambitious and accomplished novel--a multi-layered, stylistically innovative exploration of themes of race, class, sexuality, gender, and power in postwar America. Centered around an adulterous interracial affair in a small Connecticut town between the young black scholar-athlete Link Williams and white, privileged munitions heiress Camilo Sheffield, it is also a fond, incisive community portrait, full of unforgettable minor characters, unexpected humor, and a rich sense of history. Also included in the volume are three of Petry's previously uncollected essays related to the novels and a newly researched chronology of the author's life, prepared with the assistance of her daughter Elisabeth Petry"--
Legends of the saints by Ann Petry( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 255 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground railroad
The street by Ann Petry( Recording )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in English and German and held by 179 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
Histoire des passions françaises : 1848-1945 by Theodore Zeldin( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Zeldin explore les mentalités et les moeurs de la population française pendant la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle et la première du XXe siècle en s'intéressant aux valuers et aux ambitions des individus et aux relations humaines. Dans ce quatrième volume il se penche sur les différents courants de l'histoire politique française
The drugstore cat by Ann Petry( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little cat with a short temper tries to learn the difficult lesson of patience and self-restraint
The street by Ann Petry( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een zwarte vrouw in de wijk Harlem in New York in de jaren veertig probeert ondanks alle uitzichtloosheid een toekomst op te bouwen voor zichzelf en haar zoon
The girl called Moses; the story of Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1960 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France, 1848-1945 by Theodore Zeldin( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches France's political and intellectual development and comments on social divisions and customs from the late 1840's through the Second World War
The street by Ann Petry( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rue; roman by Ann Petry( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Tubman : conductor on the underground railway by Ann Petry( )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The street. Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editior by Ann Petry( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one volume, two landmark novels about the terrible power of race in America from one of the foremost African American writers of the past century. Ann Petry is increasingly recognized as one of the essential American novelists of the twentieth century. Now, she joins the Library of America series with this deluxe hardcover volume gathering her two greatest works. Published in 1946 to widespread critical and popular acclaim--it was the first novel by an African-American woman to sell over a million copies--The Street follows Lutie Johnson, a young, newly single mother, as she struggles to make a better life for her son, Bub. An intimate account of the aspirations and challenges of black, female, working-class life, much of it set on a single block in Harlem, the novel exposes structural inequalities in American society while telling a complex human story, as overpriced housing, lack of opportunity, sexual harassment, and racism conspire to limit Lutie's potential and to break her buoyant spirit. Less widely read than her blockbuster debut and still underappreciated, The Narrows (1953) is Petry's most ambitious and accomplished novel--a multi-layered, stylistically innovative exploration of themes of race, class, sexuality, gender, and power in postwar America. Centered around an adulterous interracial affair in a small Connecticut town between the young black scholar-athlete Link Williams and white, privileged munitions heiress Camilo Sheffield, it is also a fond, incisive community portrait, full of unforgettable minor characters, unexpected humor, and a rich sense of history. Also included in the volume are three of Petry's previously uncollected essays related to the novels and a newly researched chronology of the author's life, prepared with the assistance of her daughter Elisabeth Petry. 0
Körperverletzung und Injurie, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Realinjurie by Ann Petry( Book )

4 editions published in 1912 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ann Lane Petry

Ann Lane Petry écrivaine américaine

Ann Petry écrivaine afro-américaine

Ann Petry escritora e jornalista norte-americana

Ann Petry gazetare amerikane

Ann Petry iriseoir Meiriceánach

Ann Petry journaliste uit Brazilië (1908-1997)

Ann Petry periodista estadounidense

Ann Petry periodista estatunidenca

Ann Petry US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lane, Ann

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Lane Petry, Ann 1911-1997

Pachui, An

Pachui, An 1908-1997

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Petri, Arnold

Petri, Arnold 1908-1997

Petri, Arnold 1911-1997

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Petry, Ann Lane

Petry, Ann Lane 1908-1997

Petry, Ann Lane, 1911-

Pétry, Anne

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Petry, Arnold

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Pītori, An 1908-1997

Pītori, An 1911-1997

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패트리, 앤 1908-1997

アン・ピートリ

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安·佩特里

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