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 ...
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.
frontispiece photo. Fine Condition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 363 pp. Binding is tight, spine fully intact. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: frontispiece photo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; #59970; ISBN: 068484267X. ISBN/EAN: 9780684842677. Library of Congress No: 96-5335. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: AC000202I.
Very Good + in Near Fine jacket. Paper to boards rubbed along edges, with light dent and two spots of discolouration to rear board; cloth spine discoloured in spots due to damp; very minor bump to dust jacket at head of spine.
AQ6-Two hardcover books SIGNED by author in as new condition in as new dust jackets that are mylar protected. Books are in a near fine slipcase that has small tear on one side and top corner and light shelf wear. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood (0002254433). 'Tis: A Memoir (0002570807). Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Very light soiling to upper left corner, still Fine. A broadside excerpt (12" x 18") from the moving Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography by this Irish-born New York City teacher. Produced by Twenty-Third Avenue Books and First Choice Books on the occasion of an appearance by McCourt in an edition of 250 copies SIGNED by the author and illustrated with a color woodcut by designer Julie Freeman. This copy is not numbered, and though there is no indication of such, it was given by McCourt to a friend. "Worse than the ordinary miserable chidlhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood."
Near Fine. Signed by Author Uncorrected proof copy. Signed by McCourt in black ink on the title page. Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, with a photograph of a barefooted street child to the front panel, gold spine lettered in black. Near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, bright and clean interior. Overall, a bright and fresh copy. Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize winning memoir about his childhood in Limerick, Ireland, where he lived in poverty. A masterful account of the Irish struggle to find happiness and success in a harsh environment, Angela's Ashes at once tells an extremely sad story that is softened by McCourt's humor, determination, and compassion that is apparent throughout the text. As he writes at the beginning, "When I look back on my childhood, I wonder how I survived 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." The plot culminates with McCourt's young adulthood after he immigrated to the United States and arrived in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1999, McCourt published a sequel to Angela's Ashes entitled 'Tis.
Very Good. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Poetry Broadside 30.5 x 46. Limited Edition. Published in Portland, Oregon, by Twenty-Third Avenue Books and First Choice Books, 1998. Copyright 1996 by Frank McCourt, from Angela's Ashes published by Scribner. This broadside produced by Twenty-Third Avenue Books and First Choice Books on the occasion of an appearance by the author. A total of two hundred and fifty copies are for sale. Two hundred are numbered from 1-200 and fifty are numbered with roman numerals I-L. All are signed by the author. This is 49. The broadside features the opening paragraphs of McCourt's Pulitzer prize-winning book, Angela's Ashes. Illustrated with a woodcut by Julie Freeman. First edition copy....Signed Copy. We ship daily from our warehouse.
McCourt's heartbreaking memoir of his poverty-stricken upbringing in Ireland. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the 1999 film starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. First Printing. Octavo; dark brown paper over burgundy cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 364pp. Signed by McCourt on the title page. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with the correct price of $23.00 intact.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Easton Press signed edition. Gilt-stamped leather-covered boards, all edges gilt, satin pagemarker. Signed by McCourt as issued, Fine condition in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap with the original mailing carton (which has been opened) and the publisher's glossy illustrated flyer for other tiles. Actual image of the book described; not a stock photo.
heart rending story which I could not put down,
my mind shall contemplate Frank McCourt's
chronicles for a long time
Apr 10, 2010
I loved this book!
I had to read a section of Angela's Ashes for my english class last year. The part that we discussed was the scene in the typhoid ward. Shortly after reading it, I went out and bought the book. It is one of my favorite autobiographies. It was unique to see the hardships of McCourt's impoerished Irish family as he saw them as a child. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.
Oct 30, 2007
In Frank McCourts first novel he is able to weave an intricate story that will break your heart. The Tears are broken up by moments of levity that will have you laughing out loud. The true story of author Frank McCourts life of poverty in the irish city of Limerick is one you will not forget.
May 3, 2007
Touching and funny...
A heart tugging book that still manages to bring many smiles. The story of a poor boy growing up in America and Ireland. Frank is the oldest son of Irish parents. His father is an unemployed alcoholic and his mother is just desperate. The story is warm and the humor is genuine. The book won a Pulitzer and for good reason. I am reading the second book of the three he has written in this series.
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