WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/178800

Angela's ashes : Spark notes

"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.

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/about

http://schema.org/alternateName

  • "Book clubs 2 go"
  • "Angela's Ashes"
  • "Book clubs to go : Angela's ashes"
  • "Angela's ashes: the story of an Irish childhood"@en

http://schema.org/contributor

http://schema.org/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. 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."@en
  • ""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."
  • ""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."
  • "Frank McCourt's story of his early life."@en
  • "'A miserable childhood is bad enough. A miserable Irish childhood is worse. But a miserable Irish Catholic childhood is the worst of all'. A simplified adaptation of Frank McCourt's moving and humorous memoirs about growing up in 1930's Ireland."@en
  • "Born to Irish parents, McCourt endured a childhood of extreme poverty. He rose from humble beginnings to become a Pulitzer Prize winner. In "Angela's ashes", he recounts the heartbreaking stories and the soul-saving humor of his childhood."
  • "Award winner-1997 Pulitzer Prize Award This memoir centres on the cold, hard life of a poor Irish Catholic family,as told by the author who is the eldest child. His mother Angela is thebackbone of the family. Throughout the story Angela teaches her children the importance of pride and dignity."
  • "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 does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, 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."@en
  • "-- 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."@en
  • "Autobiografisch relaas waarin een gepensioneerde Amerikaanse onderwijzer zijn jeugd in het Ierse Limerick in de jaren '30 en '40 beschrijft vanuit het perspectief van het kind dat hij was."
  • "The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies."
  • "The author's memoir of growing up in New York in the 30's and in Ireland in the 40's in the midst of extreme hardship and suffering."
  • "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."
  • ""My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and I was born. Instead, they returned to Ireland when I was four .... 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 memoir of Frank McCourt, raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The author chronicles his impoverished childhood and early experiences in the Catholic church, and describes his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling, as well as the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, balancing painful memories with humor."
  • "Sequel: 'Tis "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."
  • "This is the memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. 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."@en
  • "In this extraordinary memoir, the author transforms the story of an Irish-Catholic childhood lived in poverty, misery, and despair into a mesmerizing tale filled with wit, love, and forgiveness."@en
  • ""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."@en
  • "The story of Frank McCourt's survival as a child in the slums of Limerick, Ireland."@en
  • "This memoir centres on the cold, hard life of a poor Irish Catholic family, as told by the author who is the eldest child. His mother Angela is the backbone of the family. Throughout the story Angela teaches her children the importance of pride and dignity."
  • ""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."
  • "A Memoir, about Irish Americans."@en
  • "The luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. 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."
  • "This is 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 brought the family to the brink of disaster."@en
  • "Press kit includes: 1 booklet with fact sheet, production notes, synopsis, story behind the book, biographical information."

http://schema.org/genre

  • "Problems, exercises, etc"
  • "Film adaptations"
  • "Prirejene izdaje"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "analyser"
  • "Pictorial works"@en
  • "Belonging"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Herinneringen (vorm)"
  • "Sound recordings"@en
  • "litteraturanalyser"
  • "Autobiographies"
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Drama"
  • "Electronic books"@en

http://schema.org/name

  • "Angela's Ashes / Frank McCourt"
  • "Angela's ashes : Spark notes"@en
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir [of a childhood]"
  • "ANGELA'S ASHES"
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood"
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood"@en
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood & 'Tis"
  • "ANGELA'S ASHES : A MEMOIR"
  • "Angela's ashes : [screenplay]"
  • "Angelas ashes"
  • "Angelas Ashes"
  • "Angela's Ashes : A Memoir of a Childhood"
  • "Angela's Ashes : a memoir B. 1"
  • "Angela's Ashes : a memoir of a Childhood"
  • "Angela's ashes : [the story of an Irish childhood]"
  • "Angela's ashes : the story of an Irish childhood"
  • "Angela's ashes a memoir of a childhood"
  • "Angela's ashes a memoir of a childhood"@en
  • "Angela's ashes : screenplay"
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir of childhood"
  • "Angela's ashes : images from the motion picture"@en
  • "Angela's ashes : [press kit]"
  • "Angela's ashes"@da
  • "Angela's ashes"@en
  • "Angela's ashes"
  • "Angela's ashes : [a memoir of a childhood]"@en
  • "Angela's Ashes : a memoir"
  • "Angela's Ashes : a memoir"@en
  • "Angela's Ashes A Memoir"@en
  • "Angela's ashes, a memoir"@en
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir"
  • "Angela's ashes : a memoir"@en
  • "Angela's Ashes : a memoir of a childhood"
  • "Angela's ashes : a memory of a childhood"
  • "Angela's Ashes"
  • "Angela's Ashes"@en
  • "Angela's Ashes, a Memoir"@en
  • "Angela's ashes a memoir"
  • "Angela's ashes a memoir"@en

http://schema.org/workExample