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Jack Maggs - Peter Carey
Jack Maggs
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ISBN: 9780571193776 (0571193773)
Edition language: English
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so many books, so little time
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0.0 Jack Maggs
I can't in good conscience rate books by any of the 204 writers who signed the letter protesting the award for courage PEN gave to Charlie Hebdo. Carey was one of the original 6 who led the call, also citing that the French were "culturally arrogant." Saith the author from the British Commonwealth w...
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Bettie's Books rated it
Dedication: For AlisonAuthor's Note: The author willingly admits to having once or twice stretched history to suit his own historical ends.Front quote ia a lengthy extract from Du magnétisme animal (1820) by Armand Marie Jacques de Chastenet, Marquis de Puységur.Opening: It was a Saturday night when...
JulieM rated it
5.0 Jack Maggs (French Edition)
I loved this book! This is the story based on Dickens' Great Expectations, but told through the eyes of Jack Maggs (Magwitch in GE). Maggs meets young orphan Henry Phipps (Pip in GE) as a convict on his way to sentencing in Australia. Henry shows him kindness by giving him some food. Maggs remem...
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target acquired rated it
a tidy, pleasant entry within the wildly popular Victorian Mystery subgenre. or in this case, the slightly pre-Victorian Mystery subgenre. what is it about this era that holds so much fascination for readers? the most obvious guess is that the fans of these fictions always know that they will be enj...
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5.0 A Post-Colonial Re-Working Of Great Expectations
A post-colonial reworking of the story of Great Expectations, Jack Maggs is the tale of a transported convict who returns secretly to England to see Henry Phipps, the adopted son whose education he has financed. Unlike Great Expectations however, the convict's story is the central narrative of the b...
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