Author:Carey, Peter


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Jack Maggs

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Our Product Number: 603933

ISBN: 0679440089

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Protected in a removable archival cover. . 306 pages. The time, the 1830s. Jack Maggs, a foundling trained in the fine arts of thievery, cruelly betrayed and deported to Australia, has now reversed his fortunes--and seeks to fulfill his well-concealed, innermost desire. Returning "home" under threat of execution, he inveigles his way into a household in Great Queen Street, where he's quickly embroiled in various emotional entanglements--and where he falls under the hypnotic scrutiny of Tobias Oates, a celebrated young writer fascinated by the process of mesmerism and obsessed with the ... View more info

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True History of the Kelly Gang

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $9.99

Publisher: New York, Vintage International: 2002

Edition: 1st Vintage International Edition

Our Product Number: 608842

ISBN: 0375724672

Condition: Near Fine

No spine crease. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 348 pages. In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police. To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives. Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous horse thief (who was also her lover), Ned saw ... View more info