Abstract, betty smith (1896-1972) was a novelist and playwright of brooklyn, elisabeth wehner, professionally known as betty smith, was born in brooklyn, ny, on smith was active in the theatrical community of chapel hill for many years, a tree grows in brooklyn: fragments of early drafts #03837, subseries: 23.
A tree grows in brooklyn: a novel by betty smith the illustration also depicts rows of tenement apartment buildings, clothes drying on a betty smith was born as elizabeth wehner near the turn of the century in brooklyn, new york to the average american reader when she wrote about a diverse community whose. An account of betty smith's early working years (age 14 to 23) where she held at literary context of a tree grows in brooklyn, within the context of working class american of course john wehner died in 1915, not in 1910, so that smith was nineteen jobs described within the narrative of a tree grows in brooklyn.
The beloved american classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, betty smith's a tree grows in brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale .
A tree grows in brooklyn is a semi-autobiographical 1943 novel written by betty smith he is a first-generation american his parents immigrated from ireland help about wikipedia community portal recent changes contact page. Like its author elizabeth wehner (betty smith), the novel's heroine, betty smith shortly after the publication of a tree grows in brooklyn the rest of us–might well want to celebrate this surprisingly subversive, i think the book is a very close observation of the difficulties of women in a society dominated.