Faber Members get 10% off their first order

Jack Maggs

Peter Carey

Jack Maggs by Peter Carey is the thrilling historical novel set in Victorian London, from twice Booker Prize-winner and author of Oscar and Lucinda, The True History of the Kelly Gang and Amnesia.

2 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571270170
Date Published
03.02.2011
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

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.

PeterCarey

Peter Carey was born in Australia in 1943. He claims his birthplace of Bacchus Marsh had a population of 4,000. This fact should probably be checked. He was educated at the local state school until the age of eleven and then became a boarder at Geelong Grammar School. He was a student there between 1954 and 1960 — after Rupert…

Read More
PeterCarey
Peter-Carey-1.jpg
More books by Peter Carey