Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and ...Show synopsisJack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush town house in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author, amateur hypnotist and fellow-burglar - in this case of people's minds, of their histories and inner phantoms? In this hugely engaging novel one of the finest of contemporary writers pays homage to his Victorian forebears. As Peter Carey's characters become embroiled in each other's furtive desires, and increasingly fall under one another's spell, their thirst for love exacts a terrible, unexpected cost.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good. 0679309187 Copyright 1997; First Published UK 1997....Very Good. 0679309187 Copyright 1997; First Published UK 1997. Collectible. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Clean, tight.
Description:Fine. 0679309187 Canadian first edition, first printing....Fine. 0679309187 Canadian first edition, first printing. Published in 1998. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.
Description:Near Fine in Fine jacket. Book Binding is clean, tight and...Near Fine in Fine jacket. Book Binding is clean, tight and straight w/ sharp corners; some wear and bump to the tail of the spine; dust jkt is clean and bright w/ no tears or stains; very light wrinkle at heand tail; rub at top corner of back board; not price clipped or remaindered. Terrific historical fiction from Booker and Ned Kelly award winner Carey.
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Description:Near Fine in near fine jacket. 306 pp. 8vo. Slight shelf wear ...Near Fine in near fine jacket. 306 pp. 8vo. Slight shelf wear (spine slightly bumped top and bottom). Book is tight and unread, no markings and original price is intact. Jacket is protected by an archival Brodart cover.
This book is interesting and the personal history of the characters is the driving force of the plot. Interestingly enough it keeps you just about intersted, but the denouement is too expected, too deliberate to be believable. Certainly not as much of an achievement as "Oscar and Lucinda".
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