Jack Maggs

Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
ISBN
9780143571278
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
480
Dimensions
135 x 199 x 30mm

The year is 1837 and ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned illegally to London from Australia. Installing himself in the household of a genteel grocer, he attracts the attention of a cross-section of society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. Writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. Maggs, a figure both frightening and mysteriously compelling, is so in thrall to the notion of a gentlemanly class that he's risked his life to come back to his torturers. His task is to shed his false consciousness and understand that his true destiny lies in Australia.

'Wildly entertaining . . . Clever, amusing, absorbing . . . with dark, succulent, dense, pungent, knobbly, inscrutable characters every one of whom might have come from a Dickens novel.' New York Review of Books

'Everything that can happen does in Jack Maggs . . . You shouldn't plan on leaving your chair until you're finished.' Baltimore Sun
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The year is 1837 and ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned illegally to London from Australia. Installing himself in the household of a genteel grocer, he attracts the attention of a cross-section of society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. Writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. Maggs, a figure both frightening and mysteriously compelling, is so in thrall to the notion of a gentlemanly class that he's risked his life to come back to his torturers. His task is to shed his false consciousness and understand that his true destiny lies in Australia.

'Wildly entertaining . . . Clever, amusing, absorbing . . . with dark, succulent, dense, pungent, knobbly, inscrutable characters every one of whom might have come from a Dickens novel.' New York Review of Books

'Everything that can happen does in Jack Maggs . . . You shouldn't plan on leaving your chair until you're finished.' Baltimore Sun

'Strange, bold, gripping and wonderful . . . A power struggle, a double love story, a quest story, and a story of trickery and disguise.' Hermione Lee, The Observer
ISBN:
9780143571278
Publication Date:
01 / 05 / 2015
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
135 x 199 x 30mm

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