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- DescriptionIn a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey gives Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is impossible t 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.
- Author BiographyPeter 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.
- PrizesWinner of Booker Prize for Fiction 2001 and The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2001 and The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2001. Shortlisted for Tasmania Pacific Rim Region Prizes: Fiction 2003 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002 and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002 and Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award 2000.
- Author(s)Peter Carey
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication01/12/2001
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Out-of-print date27/03/2012
- Content Notemap
- Weight275 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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- shevirvir25 Aug, 2016by
History Ned kelly
It was a wonderful book to read . Special when I know that Ned Kelly is part of my family . Thankyou for the book
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