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: 363
ISBN: 9780684842677
Available:
Release: 1999-05-25
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

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 426
ISBN: 0007241763
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Angela's Ashes' is the memoir of retired schoolteacher Frank McCourt. He grew up in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s, in a large family, with an alcoholic father. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

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: 368
ISBN: 9780684845241
Available:
Release: 1999-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Tis

 Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 477
ISBN: 0743200985
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Pocket
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 and Tis

Angela s Ashes and  Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0743204018
Available:
Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Angela s Ashes

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

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.

Las Cenizas de Angela Angela s Ashes

Las Cenizas de Angela  Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780684859330
Available:
Release: 1999-03-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

En cada pagina abunda el incomparable sentido del humor y la compasion de Frank McCourt. Con todas las cualidades de una obra clasica, "Las cenizas de Angela" esta ahora disponible en edicion rustica en espanol. Esta autobiografia ganadora del Premio Pulitzer y de gran exito de ventas internatcional trasciende las fronteras culturales y linguisticas con su narracion sobre la infancia, la pobreza y las relaciones familiares.

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 Literature Kit Gr 9 12

Angela s Ashes   Literature Kit Gr  9 12
Author: Paul Bramley
Pages: 57
ISBN: 9781553199892
Available:
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Classroom Complete Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

A Monk Swimming

A Monk Swimming
Author: Malachy McCourt
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1566494168
Available:
Release: 2022-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Malachy McCourt was already famous as an actor, saloon-keeper, and late-night TV personality when his brother Frank's Angela's Ashes was published. That book introduced the incorrigible, indomitable Malachy to a worldwide audience; his memoir, A Monk Swimming, picks up his rollicking story.Born in Brooklyn and raised in the lanes of Limerick, Malachy returns to New York at age 20. After stints in the Air Force and as a longshoreman, he parlays his gifts of gab and conviviality into an ownership position at Malachy's--the first singles' bar--where glamorous women from the Barbizon Hotel could stop in for a tipple and flirt. He hilariously recounts many madcap adventures, from selling Bibles on Fire Island and smuggling gold in Zurich to acting with the Irish Players and a semi-regular gig on Jack Paar's Tonight Show. In A MONK SWIMMING, Malachy's genius for storytelling and language will have you laughing till you weep.

Because I Was Flesh

Because I Was Flesh
Author: Edward Dahlberg
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781787203877
Available:
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Few books in the history of New Directions have received such praise as came to Edward Dahlberg’s autobiography, Because I Was Flesh, which is now on our paperback list. Alfred Kazin wrote: “A work of extraordinary honesty, eloquence and power, it redeems with one mighty creative act the suffering of a lifetime. It is one of the few important American books published in our day.” And Allen Tate spoke of “the hair-raising honesty, the profound self-knowledge, and the formal elegance of the style,...a combination that has not previously appeared in an autobiography by an American.” Sir Herbert Read called the book, “A great achievement. A masterpiece. The magnificent portrait of the author’s mother is as relentless, as detailed, as loving as a late Rembrandt.” Because I Was Flesh is the story of Edward Dahlberg’s life as a child and young man—in Kansas City, in a Cleveland orphanage, in California and New York—and of the remarkable woman, his mother Lizzie, who shaped it. Seldom has there been so ruthless, and yet so tender a dissection of the mother-son relationship. And from it Lizzie Dahlberg, the lady barber of Kansas City, emerges as one of the unforgettable characters of our literature. This is a book of many dimensions, an authentic record from the inferno of modern city life, and a testament of American experience.

Strange Flowers

Strange Flowers
Author: Donal Ryan
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780525507925
Available:
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR From the Booker nominated author of From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan's new novel follows the Gladney family across three generations seeking the true meaning of what it is to find home and love. In 1973, twenty-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home in Ireland and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns from London. What - and who - she brings with her will change the course of her family's life forever. Beautiful and devastating, this exploration of loss, alienation and the redemptive power of love reaffirms Donal Ryan as one of the most talented and empathetic writers at work today.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1935467603
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Probe the depth and richness of your favorite titles and usher your students into an understanding of what really made us want to teach literature in the first place. Each guide offers clear and concise explanations of three different critical perspectives.

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.

Hidden Lives

Hidden Lives
Author: Margaret Forster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141957746
Available:
Release: 2001-04-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1429902523
Available:
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.