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Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - TRUE FIRST EDITION - 1st Printing - Betty SMITH 1943
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1943. Please see Item Description. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn SMITH, Betty Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers Location: New York, NY Date: 1943 Binding: Octavo, full bound green cloth boards. Paper spine label. Pages: 443 Original Price: $2.75 Edition: First Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing with Original Dust Jacket of Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Presents very well in ultra-rare First Impression Dust Jacket with blank verso and priced at $2.75. Betty Smith's iconic first novel, based on her experiences growing up as a child of poor German immigrants in Williamsburg, and published in 1943. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" gained immediate popularity, selling over 300,000 copies in the first six weeks after it was published. Smith credited Thomas Wolfe's 1935 novel Of Time and the River with releasing the novel. Later turned into a 1945 film by Elia Kazan, the novel was also placed on the New York Public Library's list of "Books of the Century." Noted critic Orville Prescott called it "one of the most dearly beloved and one of the finest books of our day." "At the time of Smith's death, six million copies had been produced in 37 printings, and it had been translated into 16 languages. The novel itself is beautifully written and unpretentious, a powerful evocation of a time and place" (DAB). Condition: Very Good Plus Book in Fair Original First Impression Dust Jacket. Toning to head and foot of spine and board edges. Minimal soiling stain on foot of front board. Partial toning paper spi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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