The Street

by Ann Petry

THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

First Edition Identification and Notes

The first edition of The Street by Ann Petry was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1946. The dust jacket has a price of $2.50. The back of the dust jacket has the author's bio and a small photograph. The light grey cloth boards have a stamped illustration of a Harlem street scene on the front and back. 

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

Available copies

image of THE STREET

THE STREET

by PETRY, ANN

Seller
JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS
Published
PUB 1946
Condition
VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD D.J.
Edition
FIRST EDITION
Item Price
$800.00

Show Details

Description:
BOSTON, MA: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD D.J.. PUB 1946. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK WITH 1946 PRESENT ON TITLE PAGE . PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL LINE-ILLUSTRATED DRAWING ON GREY CLOTH COVERED BOARDS. D.J. IS A BIT WORN WITH CHIPS ALONG THE TOP EDGE OF THE FRONT AND SPINE PANELS WITH A SHORT TEAR… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$800.00
No cover image available

The Street.

by PETRY, Ann.

Seller
Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
Published
1946.
Condition
Faint stain near the bottom of the spine; otherwise a fine copy in a jacket with a few tiny chips and some light dust-soiling, p
Edition
First edition.
Item Price
$750.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1946.. First edition.. publisher's illustrated cloth in dust jacket.. Faint stain near the bottom of the spine; otherwise a fine copy in a jacket with a few tiny chips and some light dust-soiling, particularly to the rear panel.. 8vo,.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$750.00
No cover image available

THE STREET

by PETRY, ANN

Seller
J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints
Published
1946
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
$625.00

Show Details

Description:
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. Clipped DJ in archival cover, edge wear. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1946.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$625.00
image of The Street

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Lonesome Water Books
Published
1946
Condition
Near fine
Edition
[First Edition] Matching dates on title page and copyright page
Item Price
$600.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. [First Edition] Matching dates on title page and copyright page. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. 8vo., 436pp., grey cloth with stamped design of a Harlem street scene on both front and back covers. Unclipped dust jacket ($2.50), wrap around color pictorial dust jacket, photo portrait of the author on the back panel. -… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$600.00
image of The Street

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Common Crow Books
Published
1947
Condition
Very Good+
Item Price
$350.00

Show Details

Description:
Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Company/Forum Books, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good+/Poor. First reprint! Black stamped gray cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 436pp., not illustrated. Book has mild rubbing and toning to edges and corners, binding tight, previous owner's signature to front flyleaf, otherwise text clean and unmarked but gently toned throughout. DJ has significant… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$350.00
No cover image available

The Street

by PETRY, Ann

Seller
abookshop
Published
1946
Condition
Very Good ++
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$225.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1946. Bound in gray cloth, fully illustrated in black with a street scene. Endpapers restored and book tightened. A handsome first edition of this Literary Fellowship Prize Novel by Ms. Petry's first novel. 414 pp. Fitted with a facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$225.00
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Scott Emerson Books, ABAA
Published
1946
Condition
Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Decorated tan cloth. 1946 on the title page. There is some sunning to the spine but otherwise very minor wear. The interior is unmarked and tight. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 435 (1) pages .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.00
No cover image available

The Street.

by PETRY, Ann.

Seller
Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
Published
1946
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$95.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Company,. Very Good. 1946. Hardcover. A novel. The author's first book. No statement of printing (matching year of publication on title and copyright pages). Two small tape marks to each paste-down, else very good in gray cloth with black lettering and illustrations. No dust jacket. ; 436 pages .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$95.00
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
citynightsbooks
Published
1946
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

Show Details

Description:
Houghton Mifflin, 1946. Not a first printing. Decorated medium blue cloth binding, no DJ. Binding materials suggest either book club or more recent printing owing to use of rougher, heavier cloth. Book near fine with little or no wear. A few pages rough-cut at foreedge. 436 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Book.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$75.00
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1974
Condition
Good
Edition
later Printing
Item Price
$69.00

Show Details

Description:
Mariner. Good. 1974. later Printing. Soft Cover.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$69.00
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Infospec
Published
1985
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780807063576
Item Price
$35.18

Show Details

Description:
Beacon Press -, 1985. Gd. condition : A American Negro Classic ... A moving and disturbing tale of ghetto life ... set in Harlem ... (KT61765ml). Soft Cover. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$35.18
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1985
Condition
Collectible - Good
Edition
First Printing
ISBN
9780807063576
Item Price
$34.95

Show Details

Description:
Beacon Press. Collectible - Good. 1985. First Printing. Soft Cover. 0807063576 (N24) .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$34.95
image of The Street: A Novel (Library Edition)

The Street: A Novel (Library Edition)

by Ann Petry

Seller
The Yard Sale Store
Published
2013
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781470880545
Item Price
$29.99

Show Details

Description:
Buck 50 Productions, LLC and Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013. Audio Book. Very Good. Audio CD. 10 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDS. NEW CDS SEALED in the shrink wrap. Slight publisher mark over the bar code. Enjoy this NEW AUDIO CD performance GIFT QUALITY for your home and library..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$29.99
No cover image available

BLACK EXPRESSION Essays By and About Black Americans in the Creative Arts

by EDITED BY ADDISON GAYLE, ,JR

Seller
Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
Published
1969
Condition
VG
Edition
FIRST PRINTING
Item Price
$29.50

Show Details

Description:
NY: WEYBRIGHT & TALLEY, 1969. SUNNING TO SPINE AREA, CLEAN TEXT.. FIRST PRINTING. PAPERBACK. VG.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$29.50
No cover image available

The Street: Die Straße. Roman

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2020
Condition
New
ISBN
9783312011605
Item Price
$29.32

Show Details

Description:
Nagel & Kimche, 2020. Hardcover. New. German language. 8.50x5.43x1.42 inches.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$29.32
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
New
ISBN
9780358187547
Item Price
$22.99

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books. New. Special order item direct from the distributor
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$22.99
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Callaghan Books South
Published
1985
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780807063576
Item Price
$18.00

Show Details

Description:
Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Beacon Press, 1985. (Originally published, 1946) Large softcover, beautifully color-illustrated front wrapper, 436 pages. Tiny dent at top front edge near spine. Near Very Fine copy.. Soft Cover. Fine.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$18.00
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Ann Petry

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1998-03-15
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$17.85

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books, 1998-03-15. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$17.85
image of The Street: A Novel (Library Edition)

The Street: A Novel (Library Edition)

by Ann Petry

Seller
The Yard Sale Store
Published
2013
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781470880545
Item Price
$16.95

Show Details

Description:
Buck 50 Productions, LLC and Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013. Audio Book. Very Good. Audio CD. 10 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDs. NEW CDS SEALED in the shrink wrap. Slight publisher mark over the bar code. Enjoy this NEW COLLECTIBLE AUDIO CD performance GIFT QUALITY for your home and library..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.95
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
New
ISBN
9780358187547
Item Price
$15.99

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books. New. Special order direct from the distributor
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.99
No cover image available

The Street

by Ann Petry

Seller
A Cappella Books
Published
January 2020
Condition
New
ISBN
9780358187547
Item Price
$15.99

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books, January 2020. Trade Paperback . New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.99
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
BookCorner COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780358187547
Item Price
$15.18

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.18
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780358187547
Item Price
$15.18

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.18
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Ann Petry

Seller
The Yard Sale Store
Published
2013
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781470880507
Item Price
$14.49

Show Details

Description:
U.S.A.: Buck 50 Productions, LLC and Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013. Audio Book. Very Good. Audio CD. 10 BRAND NEW AUDIO CDs. NEW CDS SEALED in the shrink wrap. Just a bit of shelf wear. Enjoy this NEW AUDIO CD performance GIFT QUALITY for your home and library..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.49
No cover image available

The Street (Beacon Paperback, 699)

by Ann Petry

Seller
Rocking Chair Books
Published
1985
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Beacon
ISBN
9780807063576
Item Price
$19.99 $13.99
Save $6.00!

Show Details

Description:
Beacon Pr, 1985. First Beacon. Trade Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$19.99 $13.99
Save $6.00!
No cover image available

The Street (Virago Modern Classics)

by Petry, Ann

Seller
The Monster Bookshop
Published
2019-12-17
Condition
New
ISBN
9780349012933
Item Price
$13.88

Show Details

Description:
Virago, 2019-12-17. Paperback. New. 3.1976 cent in x 19.1854 cent in x 12.5904 cent in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.88
No cover image available

The Street (Virago Modern Classics)

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2019
Condition
New
ISBN
9780349012933
Item Price
$13.54

Show Details

Description:
Virago, 2019. Paperback. New. 416 pages. 7.56x4.96x1.26 inches.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.54
image of The Street

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780860686682
Item Price
$12.88

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Acceptable.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.88
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Ann Petry

Seller
Books4Cause Inc.
Published
1998-03-15
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$12.96

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books, 1998-03-15. Paperback. Good. 1.2000 in x 8.2000 in x 5.4000 in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.96
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Ann Petry

Seller
Books4Cause Inc.
Published
1998-03-15
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$12.96

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books, 1998-03-15. Paperback. Good. 1.2000 in x 8.2000 in x 5.4000 in. Slight discoloration. Pages are clean.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.96
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Petry, Ann

Seller
BookCorner COM LLC
Condition
UsedLikeNew
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$12.51

Show Details

Description:
UsedLikeNew. Remainder mark
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.51
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Petry, Ann

Seller
BookCorner COM LLC
Condition
UsedVeryGood
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$12.51

Show Details

Description:
UsedVeryGood. signs of little wear on the cover.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.51
image of Street

Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
1986
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780860686682
Item Price
$12.44

Show Details

Description:
Trafalgar Square, 1986. Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.44
image of Street (Virago Modern Classics)

Street (Virago Modern Classics)

by Petry, Ann

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
1986
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780860686682
Item Price
$12.44

Show Details

Description:
Trafalgar Square, 1986. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.44
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Petry, Ann

Seller
BookCorner COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$12.18

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.18
No cover image available

The Street [Paperback] Petry, Ann

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Cherrybooks
Condition
New
ISBN
9780349012933
Item Price
$11.49

Show Details

Description:
Virago. Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$11.49
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
UsedLikeNew
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$11.30

Show Details

Description:
UsedLikeNew. Remainder mark
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$11.30
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$11.30

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$11.30
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by

Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
Condition
New
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$11.24

Show Details

Description:
New. .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$11.24
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Petry, Ann

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$10.40

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books. Used - Good. Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.40
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
UsedVeryGood
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$10.16

Show Details

Description:
UsedVeryGood. Minor shelf wear
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.16
No cover image available

THE STREET

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Reed Books
Item Price
$10.00

Show Details

Description:
hm Paperback in very good condition.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.00
image of The Street

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$9.80

Show Details

Description:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt . Used - Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. Clean pages. Paperback
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.80
No cover image available

The Street

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Ambis Enterprises LLC
Condition
New
Item Price
$9.75

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books. New. Brand New! Thousands of Happy Customers!|VCF
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.75
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Petry, Ann

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$9.69

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books. Used - Good. Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.69
No cover image available

The Street [Paperback] Petry, Ann and Jones, Tayari

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Cherrybooks
Condition
New
ISBN
9780358187547
Item Price
$9.08

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books. Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$9.08
No cover image available

The Street (Beacon Paperback, 699)

by Petry, Ann

Seller
Wonder Book
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780807063576
Item Price
$8.58

Show Details

Description:
Beacon Pr. Used - Good. Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.58
image of Street, The

Street, The

by Petry, Ann

Seller
BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780395573808
Item Price
$8.47

Show Details

Description:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. Very Good 1992. Paperback. 100% as shown, NEW & marfree acidfree; not written-in rem club or handled. Mail SAMEDAY! From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Suzanne Leslie Simmons Ann Petry puts forth a painfully honest treatise on black/white relations in The Street, and while it was written nearly fifty years ago,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.47
image of The Street: A Novel

The Street: A Novel

by Ann Petry

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1998-03-15
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780395901496
Item Price
$8.31

Show Details

Description:
Mariner Books, 1998-03-15. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.31
No cover image available

The Street (Beacon Paperback, 699)

by Ann Petry

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
1985-11
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780807063576
Item Price
$8.26

Show Details

Description:
Beacon Pr, 1985-11. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8.26