True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

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In a dazzling act of imaginative empathy, Peter Carey gives the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is difficult not to believe that the infamous bushranger himself is speaking from beyond the grave. Told in the form of a journal justifying himself to the daughter he would never meet, this extraordinary work is the song of Australia, voicing its heart-wrenching protest. Here is Kelly the orphan, the horse thief, the robber, killer and, finally, his country's beloved Robin Hood.
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Product details

  • Audio cassette | 4 pages
  • 107 x 140 x 33mm | 253g
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0141803533
  • 9780141803531

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'Utterly convincing and continually surprising' - Observer
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About Peter Carey

Peter 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 including Bliss, Illywhacker, Oscar and Lucinda, and Jack Maggs, and a book for children, The Big Bazoohley.
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16,055 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 27% (4,271)
4 39% (6,333)
3 24% (3,913)
2 7% (1,099)
1 3% (439)
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