A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.Harper & Brothers, New York , 1943 Stock Code: 112011
NotesFirst edition, first printing. Betty Smith's coming-of-age novel set in turn-of-the-century New York was an immediate bestseller, gaining enormous popularity among front line US servicemen via an Armed Services Edition produced in a huge numbers: "Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was perhaps the most popular ASE of them all. It provided such a vivid account of childhood that many men felt as though Smith were writing about theirs" (Molly Guptill Manning, When Books Went to War: the stories that helped us win World War II, 2014, p. 105).
Octavo. Original green cloth, paper spine label. With the dust jacket.
Extremities of jacket spine lightly creased and with a few nicks and chips, panels slightly rubbed, neat contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown, pale offsetting to endpapers. A very good copy.
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