Angela s Ashes Book

Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684874357

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Angela s Ashes Excerpt :

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.

 Tis Book
Score: 3.5
From 36 Ratings

Tis


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Pocket
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 0743200985

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Tis Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3.5
From 217 Ratings

Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : SCHOLASTIC
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Children
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 1905775334

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Angela s Ashes Excerpt :

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating, contemporary graded material that will instantly appeal to students. Angela's Ashes is based on the bestselling novel by Frank McCourt.

Angela s Ashes and  Tis Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Angela s Ashes and Tis


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2000-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 0743204018

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Angela s Ashes and Tis Excerpt :

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

Tis Book
Score: 3.5
From 67 Ratings

Tis


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684845241

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Tis Excerpt :

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.

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes Book

Spark Notes Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Release Date : 2002-07-15
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 1586634690

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Spark Notes Angela s Ashes Excerpt :

"Featuring explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: class limitations, guilt, eggs, hunger, anti-English sentiment, folktales." -- page 4 of cover.

Angela s Christmas Book

Angela s Christmas


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-11-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1416579192

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Angela s Christmas Excerpt :

Now an Emmy-nominated film streaming on Netflix! Pulitzer Prize recipient Frank McCourt shares the story of his mother’s childhood Christmas in this tender and heartwarming picture book, previously published as Angela and the Baby Jesus. Angela is six-years-old and worries for the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph’s church in Limerick. December nights are damp and cold, and the church is dark at night. How can the baby Jesus’ mother leave him in the manger without even a blanket to cover him? The baby Jesus surely needs Angela’s help, even if she is not allowed to go on the altar, especially by herself. Filled with the characters, incident, and detail that have made Frank McCourt internationally renowned and beloved, Angela’s Christmas is a timeless story of real life—in all of its joy, innocence, and incongruity. A story for all generations to enjoy and cherish.

Angela s Ashes Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-05-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684842677

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Angela s Ashes Excerpt :

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

Teacher Man Book
Score: 3
From 97 Ratings

Teacher Man


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743243773

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Teacher Man Excerpt :

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 and the Baby Jesus Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Angela and the Baby Jesus


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007261697

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Angela and the Baby Jesus Excerpt :

A beautifully illustrated Christmas story from one of the world's most loved writers.

Angela s Ashes   Literature Kit Gr  9 12 Book

Angela s Ashes Literature Kit Gr 9 12


  • Author : Paul Bramley
  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553199892

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Angela s Ashes Literature Kit Gr 9 12 Excerpt :

Follow the true experiences of Frank McCourt as he struggles to support his family during his youth. Help students enjoy the novel with different activities to help comprehend the difficult vocabulary words. Students are asked to predict what will happen in the novel prior to reading it, by exploring the literary device: foreshadowing. Answer true or false questions about the family's move to Ireland. Describe the valuable lesson Mr. Halloran teaches Frank and the boys. Recall the moment Frank experienced pure joy. Describe Frank's relationship with his father and religion, and explain how this changes throughout the novel. Deconstruct a character by identifying whether Frank is a good or bad person and providing proof from the text to support this claim. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. 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.

A Monk Swimming Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

A Monk Swimming


  • Author : Malachy Mccourt
  • Publisher : Welcome Rain Publishers LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1566494176

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A Monk Swimming Excerpt :

BACK IN PRINT! "A rollicking good read that, as the Irish say, would make a dead man laugh." ―Philadelphia Inquirer Malachy McCourt was already famous as an actor, saloon-keeper, and late-night television personality when Angela's Ashes was published. Brother Frank's book introduced the incorrigible, indomitable young Malachy to a worldwide audience that was charmed, and clamored for more. Frank's book was a hard act to follow, but Malachy's delightful memoir, which picked up where Angela's Ashes left off, won critical acclaim and commercial success. Born in Brooklyn, and raised in the lanes of Limerick, Malachy returned to New York in 1952, at age 20. After stints in the Air Force and as a longshoreman, he parlayed his gifts of gab and conviviality into an ownership position at Malachy's―the first singles' bar―located around the corner from the Barbizon Hotel for young women, whose glamorous residents frequently repaired to Malachy's for a tipple and flirt. Malachy's madcap, manic life ricocheted from higher highs to lower lows as he tried selling Bibles at the beach on Fire Island and smuggling gold in Zurich. He entertained a voracious public on the stage as a member of the Irish Players and was a semi-regular on the Tonight Show with Jack Paar. In these years, he was almost always drunk, almost always chasing (or being chased) by women. His gifts for language and storytelling are so well honed that when you read A Monk Swimming, "You'll laugh uncontrollably . . . You're in the grip of a master raconteur" (Houston Chronicle). Now the last of the McCourts of Limerick, Malachy reflects on the tumultuous events of the twenty-five years since he wrote A MONK SWIMMING in his Afterword. "Read it and weep: they don't make lives like this anymore." -The Irish Voice

A Couple of Blaguards Book

A Couple of Blaguards


  • Author : Frank McCourt
  • Publisher : Welcome Rain
  • Release Date : 2013-06-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1566499615

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A Couple of Blaguards Excerpt :

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.

 Survival Factors  in Frank McCourt   s  Angela   s Ashes  Book

Survival Factors in Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes


  • Author : Helena Schneider
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 9783638662246

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Survival Factors in Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes Excerpt :

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 Angela s 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 Frank s relationship to his family, especially to his father and mother, and to other people who played an important role in his life.

Smalltime  A Story of My Family and the Mob Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Smalltime A Story of My Family and the Mob


  • Author : Russell Shorto
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393245592

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Smalltime A Story of My Family and the Mob Excerpt :

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021 Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. Best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writer—what are you gonna do about the story? Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting—but with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world. The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, “Little Joe,” operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town. Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new life—and wife—in a Pennsylvania mining town. It’s a tale of Italian Americans living in squalor and prejudice, and of the rise of Russ, who, like thousands of other young men, created a copy of the American establishment that excluded him. Smalltime draws an intimate portrait of a mobster and his wife, sudden riches, and the toll a lawless life takes on one family. But Smalltime is something more. The author enlists his ailing father—Tony, the mobster’s son—as his partner in the search for their troubled patriarch. As secrets are revealed and Tony’s health deteriorates, the book become an urgent and intimate exploration of three generations of the American immigrant experience. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative.