The Resource The street ; : The narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor

The street ; : The narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor

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The street ; : The narrows
Title
The street ;
Title remainder
The narrows
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Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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TEFOD
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1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petry, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3531.E933
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1997
  • 1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Petry, Ann
  • Petry, Ann
  • Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
[314]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Equality
  • Adultery
  • Interracial dating
  • Connecticut
  • United States
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The street ; : The narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4187527
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The street -- The narrows
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (875 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781598536027
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
496C2D71-D884-43AC-88D8-8BD5BF78C033
System control number
  • on1088721916
  • (OCoLC)1088721916
Label
The street ; : The narrows, Ann Petry ; Farah Jasmine Griffin, editor
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4187527
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The street -- The narrows
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (875 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598536027
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
496C2D71-D884-43AC-88D8-8BD5BF78C033
System control number
  • on1088721916
  • (OCoLC)1088721916

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