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Description - Jack Maggs by Peter Carey

The year is 1837 and ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned illegally to London from Australia. Installing himself in the household of a genteel grocer, he attracts the attention of a cross-section of society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. Writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. Maggs, a figure both frightening and mysteriously compelling, is so in thrall to the notion of a gentlemanly class that he's risked his life to come back to his torturers. His task is to shed his false consciousness and understand that his true destiny lies in Australia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781760896447
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 39mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2020
Country of Publication: Australia

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