Jack Maggs
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Jack Maggs

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London,1837. 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 why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse 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? A thrilling story of mesmerism and possession, of dangerous bargains and illicit love against the backdrop of Victorian London.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 220 x 10mm | 400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main - Re-issue
  • 0571270174
  • 9780571270170
  • 114,770

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2010. His other honours include the Commonwealth Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York for twenty years.

www.petercareybooks.com
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3,973 ratings
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2 7% (277)
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