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tree grows in Brooklyn

Schwartz, Arthur

tree grows in Brooklyn

a musical play

by Schwartz, Arthur

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical revues, comedies, etc. -- Librettos

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Betty Smith and George Abbott, based on Betty Smith"s novel; Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields.
    ContributionsSmith, Betty, 1896-1972., Abbott, George
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML50.S413 T7 1951
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 179 p., [4] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages179
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18148671M


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Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Summary. Meet Francie Nolan. She is eleven years old inliving in a very poor section of Brooklyn called Williamsburg.

But hold on, this is no gloomy tale of the hardships of poverty—in fact, the first sentence of the novel lets us know that Francie is a pretty upbeat person. The Tree Still Grows in Brooklyn. etty Smith was five years older than her creation, Francie Nolan, who was born in Francie was the tree that grew in Brooklyn, the one that blossomed out of the pavements, whose strength was not recognized because the breed was so common.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a coming-of-age story. It's a tragic and triumphant book about Francie Nolan, as her family struggles with poverty, alcoholism, and the brutal realities of life for an Irish-American family in Brooklyn, New : Esther Lombardi.

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The A Tree Grows in Brooklyn characters covered include: Mary Frances Nolan, Katie Nolan, Johnny Nolan, Cornelius Nolan, Aunt Sissy, Aunt Evy, Mary Rommely, Mr. McGarrity, Flossie Gaddis and Henny Gaddis, Frank, Uncle Willie Flittman and Drummer, John, Annie Laurie, Sergeant McShane, Ben Blake, Lee Rynor, Miss Garnder, Mr.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book One. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book One opens in and introduces year-old Francie Nolan, who lives in the Williamsburg tenement neighborhood of Brooklyn with her year-old brother Cornelius (“Neeley” for short) and their parents, Johnny and Katie.

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About the Book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is much more than that. Its richly-plotted narrative of three generations in a poor but proud American family offers a detailed and unsentimental portrait of urban life at the beginning of the century.

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As a young child, Francie is unaware of the family's poverty and of the devastating effect that her father's drinking has on the family.

Summary. Chapter 4: Francie visits Flossie to see what kind of costume she will be wearing to Saturday evening's masquerade party. Flossie's brother, Henny, is dying of consumption.

When Francie looks into Flossie's closet and admires all her lovely costumes, she also imagines that she sees a skull and bones peeking out from the costumes and understands that death is waiting there for Henny.

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