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True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Author: Carey Peter
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The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning True History of the Kelly Gang, with a cover by Michael Leunig As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw his first prison cell at fifteen, has become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over towns and defying authority. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist. There are no sentences like these in all Australian literature and yet they could only have grown from our soil. 'Vastly entertaining ...Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James.' New York Times 'The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too high.' John Updike, The New Yorker 'By turns rambunctious and tender, teeming with life and incident ...richly imagined, ambivalent and passionate.' James Bradly, The Bulletin
Author description

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of thirteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel. Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs). His most recent novels are Parrot and Olivier in America and The Chemistry of Tears.

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General Fields

  • : 9780143571209
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : March 2015
  • : 199mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 496
  • : Carey Peter
  • : Paperback