9780684842677

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

ISBN 10: 068484267X / 0-684-84267-X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
“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.

Review:
Frank McCourt's haunting memoir takes on new life when the author reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Recounting scenes from his childhood in New York City and Limerick, Ireland, McCourt paints a brutal yet poignant picture of his early days when there was rarely enough food on the table, and boots and coats were a luxury. In a melodic Irish voice that often lends a gentle humor to the unimaginable, the author remembers his wayward yet adoring father who was forever drinking what little money the family had. He recounts the painful loss of his siblings to avoidable sickness and hunger, a proud mother reduced to begging for charity, and the stench of the sewage-strewn streets that ran outside the front door. As McCourt approaches adolescence, he discovers the shame of poverty and the beauty of Shakespeare, the mystery of sex and the unforgiving power of the Irish Catholic Church. This powerful and heart-rending testament to the resiliency and determination of youth is populated with memorable characters and moments, and McCourt's interpretation of the narrative and the voices it contains will leave listeners laughing through their tears.

Review

Review:
"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 does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story.

Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, 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.

Imbued with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion -- and movingly read in his own voice -- Angela's Ashes is a glorious audiobook that bears all the marks of a classic.

From the Publisher

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir: Search Results

1.
Angela's Ashes (ISBN: 9780684842677)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Scribner, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VS-9780684842677

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.30
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.
ANGELA'S ASHES (ISBN: 068484267X / 0-684-84267-X)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 068484267X

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.88
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
3.
Angela's Ashes (ISBN: 9780684842677)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 220147

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.75
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (ISBN: 068484267X / 0-684-84267-X)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Scribner. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 068484267X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210437164

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.06
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Angela s Ashes (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780684842677)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 146 mm. Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780684842677

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.31
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
6.
Angela s Ashes (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780684842677)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 216 x 146 mm. Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780684842677

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.31
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (ISBN: 068484267X / 0-684-84267-X)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 17

Book Description: Scribner. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 068484267X

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.35
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
8.
Angela' Ashes: A Memoir [Paperback] (ISBN: 068484267X / 0-684-84267-X)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 068484267XBNA

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.26
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.
Angelas Ashes A Memoir (ISBN: 9780684842677)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Amherst, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97806848426771.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.73
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
10.
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (ISBN: 068484267X / 0-684-84267-X)
Frank McCourt
ISBN 10: 068484267X
ISBN 13: 9780684842677
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Scribner. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX068484267X

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13.69
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book