The Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn from 1902 until 1919. Their daughter Francie and their son Neely knew more than their fair ...Show synopsisThe Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn from 1902 until 1919. Their daughter Francie and their son Neely knew more than their fair share of the privations and suffering that were the lot of New York's poor. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of Francie, an imaginative, alert, resourceful child, and of her family.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with...Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Description:Fair. Size: wb196; HEAVY highlighting. Name on page edges. Book...Fair. Size: wb196; HEAVY highlighting. Name on page edges. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. Quick response.
Description:Fair. First Bantam paperback printing, a well used and...Fair. First Bantam paperback printing, a well used and magnificent illustrated cover, which is secured with some tape, is bright, has oil painting on front cover showing the tree, brooklyn and the bridge, complete and unabridged copy, a little tanning inside from age. Fantastic turn of the century immigrant tale, published during World War II, just when people were feeling nostalgia for those times, this one came out in 1947. MendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
Description:Very Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition,...Very Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, with the proper date code of "D-S" listed below. In Good+ condition, lacking a dust jacket. Clean text. Previous owner details and scars of book plate removal on front free end paper. The cloth is faded and lightly worn. Reading crease to spine, and light crease to top corner of rear board. Title label on spine shows chipping at bottom corners. A rare first edition.
Description:Reprint. Stated "Twenty-Third Edition." Modest wear, a very good...Reprint. Stated "Twenty-Third Edition." Modest wear, a very good plus copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Muriel Eastlack with regards, Betty Smith." A huge bestseller which went through innumerable printings. Basis for the first film directed by Elia Kazan, which featured Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Oscar winners Peggy Ann Garner and James Dunn (who touchingly brought his considerable experience as a real alcoholic to the screen).
A very nice story. I found myself wondering what Francie was going to experience next. I also loved the nastolgia and experience of living life through the eyes of someone growing up in the early 1900s. I think you'll love the story.
I had to read this novel for a high school english class, and I am so happy for it. It is the ultimate story of empowerment, told by a young girl no less! Thinking about Francie's strength through troubled times has helped me find my own strength, and I highly recommend this work to anyone whom tough times have ever befallen.
This is it, the pinnacle, my absolute FAVORITE book in the whole wide world. I first read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn when I was in junior high, and was inspired to do so because some actor I had a crush on did an interview in, if you can believe it, Tiger Beat magazine where he said this was his favorite book. So some part of me thought, "hey, if I read the book, and then later I meet him, we'll have something to talk about!"
I couldn't even begin to tell you that actor's name today, but I remain so moved by this novel that I have read it at least once every year for the past 20 years. There's just nothing I don't love about it. I'm not ashamed to say that it is the standard by which I judge all other books in terms of personal enjoyment.
As a teenager, I found this book by chance at the local library, and instantly fell in love with this delightful work. Rich in detail, this book paints the picture of a Brooklyn family in the early 1900's, providing historical and cultural background, while still focusing upon those themes that remain timeless. The novel shows the complexity of relationship, and the joys and difficulties in life. There is both comedy and tragedy, romance and conflict, all juxtaposed to give a beautifully complex story. A true delight.
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