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Presentation copy, signed by Frank McCourt on title page.
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McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize winning look back at his childhood. “It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while...”
Angela’s Ashes 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. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.
Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and 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.Biografía del autor:
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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Descripción Flamingo, 1996. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110002254433
Descripción Flamingo, 1996. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0002254433
Descripción Flamingo. Hardcover. Condición: Brand New. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. del artículo: zk0002254433
Descripción Flamingo, 1996. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0002254433