Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Scribner, 1999.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in a Near Fine dust-jacket that has some minor tearing around the trim.
Born into a poverty-stricken family in Ireland in 1922, McCourt's life takes a dramatic turn when he is forced to flee to America with his family in 1939. After a series of odd jobs, they find themselves living on the streets of New York City. McCourt's writing reflects the honesty and candor of a man who has lived a hard life, describing in detail his family's struggles, his own efforts to survive, and the colorful characters he meets in the city. Tis a Memoir is widely regarded as one of the great memoirs of the 20th century.; 8vo; 367 pages.