Angela's Ashes

Product Number: EB00570849
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780684864839
Publisher: Scribner
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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.

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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Series: Memoirs of Frank McCourt Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Dec 17, 1998

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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number C1290
Released: Oct 16, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788749094
eAudio
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number Z2649
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449871413
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Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number Z100133600
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743518901
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 3B052
Released: Sep 08, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428102149
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Class Set
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 3L052
Released: Apr 10, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428102156
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Narrator(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 3C603
Released: Jun 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428102163
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Series:
Product Number 43965
Released: Jun 01, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419339462
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Frank McCourt
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Product Number 161112
Released: Apr 01, 1997
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780684843131

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