True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel

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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9781299021648


Pages:   230
Publication Date:   01 January 2007
Format:   Electronic book text
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I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false. In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary 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. 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:  

9781299021648


ISBN 10:   1299021646
Pages:   230
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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