Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 1996
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780684874357
Language: un
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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 by: Frank McCourt
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0007727445
Language: en
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It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums – too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 1998-12-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780684864839
Language: un
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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.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 1997-04-01
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0684843137
Language: un
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"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.

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 2002-07-15
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1586634690
Language: en
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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 by: Frank McCourt
Release: 1999-09-21
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0684848783
Language: en
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The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning classic memoir, Angela’s Ashes, about McCourt’s coming of age as an immigrant in America. 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.

Teacher Man

Teacher Man
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 2005-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780743243773
Language: en
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The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching.

Angela s Ashes and Tis

Angela s Ashes and  Tis
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0743204018
Language: en
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This beautifully boxed collection features two bestselling modern classics: "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis".

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Author by: Frank McCourt,Loren Long
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9780007261697
Language: en
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Set in Limerick at the turn of the century, 'Angela and the Baby Jesus' is the story of the Christmas when Angela was six and concerned about the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where her family lived.

A Couple of Blaguards

A Couple of Blaguards
Author by: Frank McCourt,Malachy McCourt
Release: 2013-06-16
Editor: Welcome Rain
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1566499615
Language: en
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A play written by brothers Frank and Malachy McCourt about growing up in Limerick, Ireland, and their journey to Brooklyn, New York, where they learn to incorporate the lessons learned from their hard Irish past.

A Monk Swimming

A Monk Swimming
Author by: Malachy McCourt
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0007116837
Language: en
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The title is derived from the young Malachy's mishearing of the words amongst women in the Hail Mary. Here, he tells the story of his hell-raising days when he left Ireland and went in search of fame, fortune and fun in New York.

Through Irish Eyes

Through Irish Eyes
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1998
Editor: Smithmark Pub
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0765108879
Language: en
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A visual tour of the specific churches, schools, row houses & other images of Limerick, Ireland that figure prominently in Frank McCourt's moving memoir.

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes
Author by: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335210
Language: en
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A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

After the Roof Caved In

After the Roof Caved In
Author by: Michael J. Dowling,Charles Kenney
Release: 2020-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781951627256
Language: en
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The moving story of an Irish immigrant's life, from a poverty-stricken childhood in Ireland to becoming a captain of industry, After the Roof Caved In is a powerful, poignant look at how hard work and education enabled one young man to change his life and circumstances completely. Today, Michael J. Dowling is president and CEO of Northwell Health, New York state's largest healthcare provider and private employer, with over 68,000 employees and over 700 facilities. But he grew up in deep poverty in the village of Knockaderry in rural Ireland, in a small home without running water or a stable roof, in a family with little hope for improvement and a place with little opportunity—and he overcame it all to become wildly successful. After the Roof Caved In is Dowling's rags-to-riches story of his life and journey from his destitute youth to his realization of the power of education and his eventual departure from his home to attend university in Cork, and onward through his life as he gradually improved himself and his circumstances. Full of memories both fond and painful, this powerful memoir examines the family dynamics of his childhood—including the lives of his deaf mother and arthritic father—as well as the social systems of the time, the politics and concerns of the day, and the way a variety of disparate events came together to help Dowling change his life completely. Most importantly, it chronicles his lifelong effort to rise above the circumstances into which he was born and to create the sort of life he dreamed possible. For anyone interested in the stories of immigrants, the experiences of the Irish in the mid-20th century, or the value of hard work and education in changing one's life, After the Roof Caved In is an essential read, and a heartfelt, deeply moving meditation on an extraordinary life.

Angela s Ashes Accelerated Reader

Angela s Ashes   Accelerated Reader
Author by: Frank McCourt
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 364
ISBN: OCLC:671292976
Language: un
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The Seamstress

The Seamstress
Author by: Sara Tuval Bernstein
Release: 1999-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101663967
Language: en
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"From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein' s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust. She was born into a large family in rural Romania...and grew up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti-Semitism from other schoolchildren. She defied her father' s orders to turn down a scholarship that took her to Bucharest, and got herself expelled from that school when she responded to a priest/teacher's vicious diatribe against the Jews by hurling a bottle of ink at him...After a series of incidents that ranged from dramatic escapes to a year in a forced labor detachment, Sara ended up in Ravensbruck, a women' s concentration camp, and managed to survive...she tells this story with style and power." —Kirkus Reviews

Why Should You Doubt Me Now

Why Should You Doubt Me Now
Author by: Mary Breasted
Release: 1993-11-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781466806009
Language: en
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The Virgin Mary had made an untoward appearance in Dublin. Is she real? Is she a hoax? Mary Breasted's gift for poking fun where it hurts the most has produced an irreverent, irrepressible, unforgettable book. Ireland will never be the same. "Breasted's perfectly aimed dialogue and brisk action skewer the jumbled politics--sexual, religious and marital, in academia and the governing Dail--that shape life in modern Ireland." - Publishers Weekly

Hidden Lives

Hidden Lives
Author by: Margaret Forster
Release: 2001-04-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141957746
Language: en
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Margaret Forster's grandmother died in 1936, taking many secrets to her grave. Where had she spent the first 23 years of her life? Who was the woman in black who paid her a mysterious visit shortly before her death? How had she borne living so close to an illegitimate daughter without acknowledging her? The search for answers took Margaret on a journey into her family’s past, examining not only her grandmother's life, but also her mother’s and her own. The result is both a moving, evocative memoir and a fascinating commentary on how women’s lives have changed over the past century.

Angela s Ashes Literature Kit Gr 9 12

Angela s Ashes   Literature Kit Gr  9 12
Author by: Paul Bramley
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Classroom Complete Press
Pages: 57
ISBN: 9781553199892
Language: en
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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Angela's Ashes is a Pulitzer Prize winning memoir about the author's own childhood and young adulthood. Frank — the eldest son of Malachy and Angela McCourt — vividly describes the hardships endured by his family. First living in Brooklyn, the family moves back to Ireland after the death of Frank's sister Margaret. There, the family lives in poverty, as Frank's father spends all the welfare money, leaving little for food and clothes. Frank's father finally gets work in England, but neglects to send money home to his struggling family, leaving Frank to support them. The story continues with Frank searching tirelessly for a job, settling in at the post office. Eventually, Frank is able to earn enough money to return to America, hoping to start a new life. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Stop Time

Stop Time
Author by: Frank Conroy
Release: 1977-02-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101549490
Language: en
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First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood.