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True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

by Peter Carey
Paperback
Publication Date: 13/12/2019
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Now a feature film based on the Booker Prize-winning novel.

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.
ISBN:
9781760897963
9781760897963
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
13-12-2019
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
496
Dimensions (mm):
198x131x37mm
Weight:
0.46kg
Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen 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).

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