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Oscar and Lucinda : True history of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey with an introduction by Paul Giles.

Oscar and Lucinda : True history of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey with an introduction by Paul Giles.
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ISBN 9781841593968 (hardback)
Author Carey, Peter, 1943- author.
Title Oscar and Lucinda : True history of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey with an introduction by Paul Giles.
Publisher/Date New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
©2019
Pagination etc. xxxv, 902 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) 396.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Note A hardcover omnibus volume containing the two novels by Peter Carey that have won the Booker Prize: Oscar and Lucinda (first published by Harper & Row in 1988) and True History of the Kelly Gang (first published by Knopf in 2000). With an introduction by Paul Giles and chronology of author's life and times.
Oscar and Lucinda: Oscar is an Anglican priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies the rules of 19th-century society. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their passion for gambling leads them both down a road of romance, chance and fate that changes their lives forever.
True history of the Kelly Gang: In this title, Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police. To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives. Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous horse thief (who was also her lover), Ned saw his first prison cell at 15 and by the age of 26 had become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over whole towns and defying the law until he was finally captured and hanged. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist.
Subject - Name Kelly, Ned, -- 1855-1880 -- Fiction
Subject Bushrangers -- Australia -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Australia -- Fiction
Businesswomen -- Anecdotes
Priests -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Australia -- History -- 1851-1891 -- Fiction
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1851-1891 -- Fiction
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Giles, Paul writer of introduction.
Carey, Peter, 1943- Oscar and Lucinda.
Carey, Peter, 1943- True history of the Kelly Gang.
Shelf Location F CARE
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