Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780684874357

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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2005
Genre: Children
ISBN: 9780007205233

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A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Sparknotes
Publsiher: Spark Publishing Group
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2002-07-15
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 1586634690

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'Sparknotes' created by Harvard students for students. Each title in the series contains plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Tis

Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1999-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780684845241

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

Angela s Ashes and Tis

Angela s Ashes and  Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2000-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0743204018

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This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1998-12-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780684864839

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy—exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling—does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors—yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness. Angela’s Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Tis

 Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Pocket
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0743200985

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Continues the sometimes harrowing tale of the author's youth as he immigrates from Ireland to the United States, joins the Army, goes to college, and begins building a life.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-05-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780684842677

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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies