Jack Maggs

by Peter Carey | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 070223043x Global Overview for this book
Registered by catsalive of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 1/25/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Monday, January 25, 2016
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? In this hugely engaging novel one of the finest of contemporary writers pays homage to his Victorian forebears.

As Peter Carey's characters become embroiled in each other's furtive desires, and increasingly fall under one another's spell, their thirst for love exacts a terrible, unexpected cost.

A powerful and unusual homage to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

Journal Entry 2 by catsalive at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (1/27/2016 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases


Sent to jeniwren for the Australasian Wishlist Tag.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjeniwrenwing at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Received in the post today from The Australasian Wishlist Tag Game. Thank you catsalive :)

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