The Resource Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood, Frank McCourt

Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood, Frank McCourt

Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood
Title
Angela's ashes
Title remainder
a memoir of a childhood
Statement of responsibility
Frank McCourt
Title variation
Angelas ashes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: 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 brings 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 with 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
Summary
Born in depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants, Frank McCourt experienced a childhood fraught with poverty and occasional cruelty. McCourt recounts his miserable existence with remarkable exuberance and remarkable forgiveness
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Trade, 1997.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044075
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCourt, Frank
Dewey number
941.9'40822'092
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCourt family
  • McCourt, Frank
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish Americans
  • Poor
  • Limerick (Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood, Frank McCourt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
426, 26 pages
Isbn
9780007205233
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood, Frank McCourt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
426, 26 pages
Isbn
9780007205233
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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