Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood

4.07 avg rating
( 403,388 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780002571661: Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood

Special edition of the bestselling classic, to tie-in with the release of Alan Parker’s major new film of Angela’s Ashes

Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. 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 brought the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.

Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and a remarkable absence of sentimentality, Angela’s Ashes is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt’s distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland’s literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

frank mccourt has published just one book, Angela’s Ashes. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it has sold 1.5 million copies in its Flamingo editions alone and tens of millions worldwide. For thirty years he taught in NYC schools, before, in his 60s, settling down to write his story.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Frank McCourt
Published by Scribner (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002571668 ISBN 13: 9780002571661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2571668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Frank McCourt
Published by Scribner (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002571668 ISBN 13: 9780002571661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002571668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

McCourt, Frank
Published by Scribner 1999-01-01 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002571668 ISBN 13: 9780002571661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner 1999-01-01, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Ed. 0002571668 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0002571668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Frank McCourt
Published by Scribner (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002571668 ISBN 13: 9780002571661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002571668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Frank McCourt
Published by Scribner (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002571668 ISBN 13: 9780002571661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002571668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.41
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds