Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0684874350
ISBN 13: 9780684874357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1998-12-17
ISBN 10: 0684864835
ISBN 13: 9780684864839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Spark Publishing Group
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2002-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781586634698
ISBN 13: 1586634690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spark Notes - Angela's Ashes Book Review:

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Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781904720447
ISBN 13: 1904720447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes Book Review:

Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

'Tis

'Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0007205244
ISBN 13: 9780007205240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


'Tis Book Review:

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.

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:47096265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes Book Review:

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes

A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1410335216
ISBN 13: 9781410335210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Study Guide for Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes Book Review:

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.

Angela's Ashes, Class Set. Level 4 (A2/B1)

Angela's Ashes, Class Set. Level 4 (A2/B1)
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2014-01
ISBN 10: 9783852726977
ISBN 13: 3852726972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes, Class Set. Level 4 (A2/B1) Book Review:

Angela's Ashes and 'Tis

Angela's Ashes and 'Tis
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780743204019
ISBN 13: 0743204018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes and 'Tis Book Review:

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

Angela's Ashes - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12

Angela's Ashes - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12
Author: Paul Bramley
Publsiher: Classroom Complete Press
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1553199898
ISBN 13: 9781553199892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela's Ashes - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12 Book Review:

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.

Angela and the Baby Jesus

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Author: Frank McCourt,Loren Long
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0007261691
ISBN 13: 9780007261697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Angela and the Baby Jesus Book Review:

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.

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners
Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan,Elizabeth C. Clarage
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 666
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781573561112
ISBN 13: 1573561118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners Book Review:

List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

Hidden Lives

Hidden Lives
Author: Margaret Forster
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-04-26
ISBN 10: 0141957743
ISBN 13: 9780141957746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hidden Lives Book Review:

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 Monk Swimming

A Monk Swimming
Author: Malachy McCourt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780007116836
ISBN 13: 0007116837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Monk Swimming Book Review:

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.

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora

New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora
Author: Charles Fanning
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780809323432
ISBN 13: 0809323435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora Book Review:

In New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora, Charles Fanning incorporates eighteen fresh perspectives on the Irish diaspora over three centuries and around the globe. He enlists scholarly tools from the disciplines of history, sociology, literary criticism, folklore, and culture studies to present a collection of writings about the Irish diaspora of great variety and depth.

Teacher Man

Teacher Man
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2006-09-19
ISBN 10: 0743243781
ISBN 13: 9780743243780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Teacher Man Book Review:

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.

"Survival Factors" in Frank McCourt ́s "Angela ́s Ashes"

Author: Helena Schneider
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2007-07
ISBN 10: 3638662241
ISBN 13: 9783638662246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


"Survival Factors" in Frank McCourt ́s "Angela ́s Ashes" Book Review:

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.

Meditations

Meditations
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-16
ISBN 10: 0307569764
ISBN 13: 9780307569769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Meditations Book Review:

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

Through Irish Eyes

Through Irish Eyes
Author: Malachy McCourt
Publsiher: Glitterati Incorporated
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780985169671
ISBN 13: 0985169672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Through Irish Eyes Book Review:

Angela's Ashes is one of the greatest memoirs of our age, as author Frank McCourt recounts a childhood of poverty and pain in Limerick, Ireland during the 1930s and 40s. Since its release in 1996, readers have longed to know this world better, and it is

Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 1619636115
ISBN 13: 9781619636118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kingdom of Ash Book Review:

Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day... With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.