Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780684874357
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0007727445
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Frank McCourt
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780684864839
Available:
Release: 1998-12-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1586634690
Available:
Release: 2002-07-15
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'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
Pages: 495
ISBN: 0006551815
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FROM THE PULIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER "ANGELA'S ASHES" Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, "Angela's Ashes, " has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere. 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 and 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 that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him. He 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 and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach that Frank finds his place in the world.

Teacher Man

Teacher Man
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780743243773
Available:
Release: 2005-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 426
ISBN: 000649840X
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Frank McCourt returned to America when he was nineteen. For many years, he was an English teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. The sequel to "Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, " will be published in the fall of 1999. McCourt lives in Connecticut.

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Author: Frank McCourt,Loren Long
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9780007261697
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Frank McCourt,Malachy McCourt
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1566499615
Available:
Release: 2013-06-16
Editor: Welcome Rain
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Malachy McCourt
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0007116837
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0765108879
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Smithmark Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335210
Available:
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Michael J. Dowling,Charles Kenney
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781951627256
Available:
Release: 2020-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Pages: 11
ISBN: 0761476091
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Survival Factors in Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes

 Survival Factors  in Frank McCourt   s  Angela   s Ashes
Author: Helena Schneider
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9783638662246
Available:
Release: 2007-07
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essay from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (Department of Modern Languages), course: Seminar "20th century writing in English" Course: EFL and English Literature, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived 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." ( p. 1 ) These sentences at the beginning of Angelas Ashes summarize very briefly what this novel is about: the survival of a miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Indeed this childhood was shaped by a strict religious upbringing, by poverty and starvation, humiliating experiences, diseases and even death. So what does make this story an exception worth to be read? It obviously must have to do something with "survival." How come the hero of this story did not go mad like one of his classmate's mother who had regularly been carried to the lunatic asylum? How come he did not resign like his mother permanently desperate over their miserable situation? Why did he not become like his father and many other Irish men described in the book, drinking their wages and singing sad songs about brave soldiers ready to die for Ireland? Was he just lucky or where there any special factors which enabled him to come through the first 19 years of his life? What are the reasons for his pure physical but also mental survival? In this essay I am trying to find possible answers to all the questions raised above by analysing Franks relationship to his family, especially to his father and mother, and to other people who played an important role in his life.

Angela s Ashes Accelerated Reader

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

Explanation of the Book:

The Seamstress

The Seamstress
Author: Sara Tuval Bernstein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101663967
Available:
Release: 1999-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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: Mary Breasted
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781466806009
Available:
Release: 1993-11-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Stop Time

Stop Time
Author: Frank Conroy
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101549490
Available:
Release: 1977-02-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Mara Dyer Trilogy

The Mara Dyer Trilogy
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Pages: 1520
ISBN: 1481446711
Available:
Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the spine-tingling, bone-chilling, New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer trilogy, now available in one collectible boxed set. Mara cannot remember anything about the night her friends died. All she knows is what she’s been told: they went to an abandoned asylum, the building collapsed, and only Mara survived. Two months later, Mara is eager to move forward with her life in a new town, but that’s easier said than done. A boy at school named Noah Shaw seems to know more about Mara’s tragic past than she does. And to make matters worse, Mara is beginning to see people and things that can’t possibly be there. Or can they? When Mara goes searching for answers, she discovers a secret about herself that is most unbecoming. A secret that promises a future full of destruction, pain, love, evolution, and, ultimately, retribution. This paperback boxed set includes The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, and The Retribution of Mara Dyer.