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Angela's Ashes By Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes
by Frank McCourt

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The memoirs of Irish-American Frank McCourt, discussing his childhood in New York in the 1930s and in Ireland in the 1940s, and providing insight into the hardship and problems faced by his family during the period.
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood: AND 'Tis by Frank McCourt

A very special gift: the hardbacks of both Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, superbly and attractively republished for this special gift edition. 'The reader of this stunning memoir can only hope that Mr McCourt will set down the story of his subsequent adventures in America in another book. Angela's Ashes is so good it deserves a sequel.' MICHIKO KAKUTANI, New York Times Angela's Ashes was a publishing phenomenon. Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his impoverished Limerick childhood won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Award amongst others, and rapidly became a word-of-mouth bestseller topping all charts worldwide for over two years. It left readers and critics alike eager to hear more about Frank McCourt's incredible, poignant life. 'Tis is the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant with rotten teeth, infected eyes and no formal education to brilliant raconteur and schoolteacher. Saved first by a straying priest, then by the Democratic party, then by the United States Army, then by New York University -- which admitted him on a trial basis though he had no high school diploma -- Frank had the same vulnerable but invincible spirit at nineteen that he had at eight and still has today. And 'Tis is a tale of survival as vivid, harrowing, and often hilarious as Angela's Ashes. Yet again, it is through the power of storytelling that Frank finds a life for himself. 'It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he's done...McCourt proves himself one of the very best' (Newsweek). Here, both volumes are republished in a beautiful boxed edition, brimming with luxurious new touches, that all Frank McCourt's many, many fans will want to own.

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About Frank McCourt

frank mccourt has published just one book, Angela's Ashes. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; it has sold 1.5 million copies in its Flamingo editions alone and tens of millions worldwide. For thirty years he taught in NYC schools, before, in his 60s, settling down to write his story.

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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood: AND 'Tis by Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001
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