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True History of the Kelly Gang By Peter Carey

True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

Condition - Very Good
$35.99
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Summary

This story is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. The author gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and as his country's Robin Hood.

True History of the Kelly Gang Summary

True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey gives Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is impossible not to believe that the famous bushranger himself is speaking from beyond the grave. True History of the Kelly Gang is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. Carey gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and, finally, as his country's beloved Robin Hood.

True History of the Kelly Gang Reviews

'Peter Carey has produced some very fine novels before now, but this, I would say, is his finest.' Daily Telegraph '[Peter Carey is] without question the pre-eminent literary voice of post-colonial Australia, he loves to take risks.' Guardian 'Contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel.' New York Times Book Review

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Australia and lives in New York. He is the author of the highly acclaimed selection of short stories. The Fat Man in History, six novels, Bliss, Illywhacker, Oscar and Lucinda, The Tax Inspector, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith and Jack Maggs, and a book for children, The Big Bazoohley. Oscar and Lucinda has been made into a film by Gillian Armstrong starring Ralph Fiennes.

Additional information

GOR000536347
9780571209873
0571209874
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2002-02-01
432
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 2001 Winner of The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2001 Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2001 Short-listed for Tasmania Pacific Rim Region Prizes: Fiction 2003 Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002 Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002 Short-listed for Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award 2000
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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