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An edition of Angela's Ashes (1996)

Angela's ashes

a memoir

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This edition was published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.

Written in English

364 pages

Imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion. This is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

"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."

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November 15, 2005, Simon & Schuster Audio
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Angela's Ashes
November 1, 2000, HarperCollins Audio
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Angela's ashes
2000, Chivers
in English - Large print ed.
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Angela's Ashes
November 1, 2000, HarperCollins Audio
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Angela's Ashes
November 15, 1999, Flamingo
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Angela's ashes: a memoir
1999, Touchstone
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Angela's Ashes
November 15, 1999, Flamingo
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Angela's ashes: a memoir of a childhood
1999, Flamingo
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1999, Large Print Press
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
November 29, 1999, Simon & Schuster
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Angela's Ashes
November 1, 1999, Audioworks
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
May 25, 1999, Simon & Schuster
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
November 30, 1999, Simon & Schuster
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Angela's ashes: a memoir
1999, Simon & Schuster
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Las cenizas de Angela: un memoria
1999, Simon & Schuster Libros en Español
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
October 1999, Tandem Library
in English
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
November 1999, Simon & Schuster
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Angela's Ashes
November 1999, Large Print Press
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Angela's ashes: a memoir
1999, Touchstone
in English - 1st Touchstone ed.
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Angela's Ashes
1999, Simon and Schuster
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Angela's Ashes
April 1, 1998, Simon & Schuster Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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Anqila di hui jin
1998, Huang guan wen hua chu ban yu xian gong si
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Angela's ashes: a memoir of a childhood
1997, Flamingo
in English - Special Travellers'Edition.
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Angela's Ashes
May 6, 1997, HarperCollins Audio
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Angela's ashes: a memoir
1997, Wheeler Pub.
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Angela's Ashes
May 6, 1997, Harpercollins Uk
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Angelas Ashes
May 6, 1997, Harpercollins Uk
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Angela's Ashes
April 1, 1997, Scribner
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Angela's Ashes
October 1, 1996, Flamingo
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Angela's ashes: a memoir
1996, Scribner
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Angelas Ashes
October 24, 1996, Harpercollins Australia
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Angela's ashes: a memoir.
1996, HarperCollins
in English - Australian ed.
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Angelas Ashes
October 24, 1996, Harpercollins Australia
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Angela's Ashes
October 1, 1996, Flamingo
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Angela's ashes
Publish date unknown, Twenty-Third Avenue Books and First Choice Books
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Angela's Ashes

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Work Description

"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. in the 1930s and 40s. 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. - Jacket flap.

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My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and married and where I was born.
added anonymously.

Angela's ashes

a memoir

This edition was published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.


Edition Description

Imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion. This is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

"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."

Edition Notes

"A Touchstone book."

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Genre
Family, Biography
Copyright Date
1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
364 p. :
Number of pages
364

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23247703M
Internet Archive
angelasashesmemo00mcco

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