Angela's ashes : a memoir
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999.
Status:
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Central Biographies
B MCCOURT F
Missing
Central Biographies
B MCCOURT F
Due Jun 10, 2019
Description
Now a major motion picture from Paramount and Universal Pictures International. The #1 national bestseller. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the ABBY Award. "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.
More Details
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780684872179, 9780684842677 (pbk.), 068484267X (pbk.)
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.9, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
1110

Notes

General Note
"A Touchstone book."
General Note
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Description
The author chronicles his impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, in the 1930s and 1940s, describing his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling; the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, including the loss of three children; and his early experiences in the Catholic church, and balances painful memories with humor.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

McCourt, F. (1999). Angela's ashes: a memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCourt, Frank. 1999. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCourt, Frank, Angela's Ashes: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
898d094c-bf22-d8f4-6022-d7e9f1a3a23e
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time May 21, 2019 04:49:48 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time May 21, 2019 04:49:03 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03494cam a2200565Ia 4500
00141557726 
003OCoLC
00520081021040320.0
008990617t19991996nyua          000 0ceng d
020 |a 9780684872179 |q ;
020 |a 9780684842677 (pbk.)
020 |a 068484267X (pbk.)
035 |a (OCoLC)41557726
040 |a YVO |c YVO |d DAY |d OCL |d OCLCQ |d BAKER |d BTCTA |d YDXCP |d UtOrBLW
043 |a e-ie---
049 |a VIAC
0920 |a B MCCOURT F
1001 |a McCourt, Frank. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96014250.
24510 |a Angela's ashes : |b a memoir / |c Frank McCourt.
264 1 |a New York : |b Simon & Schuster, |c 1999.
264 4 |c ©1996.
300 |a 364 pages : |b illustrations ; |c 22 cm.
336 |a text |b txt |2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated |b n |2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume |b nc |2 rdacarrier.
500 |a "A Touchstone book."
500 |a Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
520 |a The author chronicles his impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, in the 1930s and 1940s, describing his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling; the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, including the loss of three children; and his early experiences in the Catholic church, and balances painful memories with humor.
650 0 |a Irish Americans |v Biography. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008104299.
650 0 |a Irish Americans |z Ireland |z Limerick (Limerick) |v Biography.
60010 |a McCourt, Frank. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96014250.
60030 |a McCourt family. |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89004605.
60010 |a McCourt, Frank |x Family.
651 0 |a Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) |v Biography.
898 |a English qEnglish.
898 |a qBook.
898 |a qBiography.
907 |a .b13105681 |b 04-28-19 |c 01-25-11
998 |a (8)can |a han |b 08-02-18 |c m |d a |e - |f eng |g nyu |h 0
910 |a 5005070
903 |a OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802
905 |a MARS
994 |a C0 |b VIA
989 |g 0 |i 31000002904194 |j 0 |k  - - |l canb |n MISSING REPORT 1 = 03-11-2019 |n MISSING REPORT 2 = 04-30-2019 |o 2 |p $17.00 |q - |r - |s g |t 2 |e  - - |d 11-07-2018 12:29 |h 10-29-2018 13:55 |u 2 |v 0 |w 1 |x 1 |y .i2168845x |z 02-12-18
989 |g 0 |i 202037440921 |j 0 |k  - - |l canb |m Fri Feb 02 2018 03:43PM: IN TRANSIT from skline to canb |o n |p $24.00 |q - |r - |s w |t 1 |e  - - |d 02-02-2018 15:43 |h 01-22-2018 13:45 |u 33 |v 23 |w 0 |x 5 |y .i17133105 |z 02-14-12
989 |g 1 |i 202036741043 |j 0 |k  - - |l canb |m Fri Feb 02 2018 03:43PM: IN TRANSIT from skline to canb |o n |p $25.00 |q - |r - |s w |t 1 |e  - - |d 02-02-2018 15:43 |h 01-22-2018 13:45 |u 39 |v 30 |w 0 |x 4 |y .i12003888 |z 01-26-11
989 |g 1 |i 202036113987 |j 0 |k  - - |l canb |n Thu Apr 26 2018: Claimed returned on Sun Feb 18 2018 by .p1000307 |n MISSING REPORT 1 = 06-07-2018 |n MISSING REPORT 2 = 08-09-2018 |o 3 |p $25.00 |q - |r - |s s |t 1 |e  - - |d 04-26-2018 15:37 |h 12-12-2017 14:20 |u 35 |v 23 |w 0 |x 3 |y .i12003827 |z 01-26-11
989 |g 0 |i 31000000877293 |j 0 |k  - - |l canb |m Fri Jun 08 2018 11:40AM: IN TRANSIT from skline to canb |n FRIENDS |o n |p $15.00 |q - |r - |s w |t 2 |e  - - |d 06-08-2018 11:40 |h 05-25-2018 12:53 |u 11 |v 9 |w 0 |x 5 |y .i20597320 |z 05-24-16
989 |g 0 |i 31000002225319 |j 0 |k 06-10-19 |l canb |o - |p $17.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 2 |e 04-29-2019 13:42 |d 04-20-2019 14:05 |h 02-27-2019 10:27 |u 6 |v 6 |w 6 |x 0 |y .i21931963 |z 06-15-18
989 |g 1 |i 202024730257 |j 0 |k  - - |l hanb |o n |p $25.00 |q - |r - |s w |t 1 |e  - - |d 02-02-2016 12:39 |h 12-10-2015 16:37 |u 66 |v 11 |w 0 |x 0 |y .i12003840 |z 01-26-11