Jack Maggs

Author:   Fellow and Tutor in Modern History Peter Carey (Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford)
Publisher:   Vintage
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9781299022225


Publication Date:   01 January 2007
Format:   Electronic book text
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The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda returns to the nineteenth century in an utterly captivating mystery. The year is 1837 and a stranger is prowling London. He is Jack Maggs, an illegal returnee from the prison island of Australia. He has the demeanor of a savage and the skills of a hardened criminal, and he is risking his life on seeking vengeance and reconciliation. Installing himself within the household of the genteel grocer Percy Buckle, Maggs soon attracts the attention of a cross section of London society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. The writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. But Maggs is obsessed with a plan of his own. And as all the various schemes converge, Maggs rises into the center, a dark looming figure, at once frightening, mysterious, and compelling. Not since Caleb Carr's The Alienist have the shadowy city streets of the nineteenth century lit up with such mystery and romance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author:   Fellow and Tutor in Modern History Peter Carey (Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford)
Publisher:   Vintage
Imprint:   Vintage
ISBN:  

9781299022225


ISBN 10:   1299022227
Publication Date:   01 January 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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