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Jack Maggs Mass Market Paperback – 3 Mar 2020

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (3 March 2020)
  • ISBN-10: 1760896446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1760896447
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.9 x 19.6 cm
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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Award, Peter Carey's Jack Maggs is dazzlingly entertaining.

About the Author

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel. Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs). He is an officer of the Order of Australia and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Richard Newbold
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, entertaining and a good story - but not a Magwitch prequel/sequel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be put off by the cover
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 November 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars literary page-turner
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Ransen Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars This novel just keeps you reading on and on. A great ride. I reccommend it.
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Brian R. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good Victorian novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars geniale
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2.0 out of 5 stars A problem of expectations rather than content
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confused reader
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sub Dickens poorly executed.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 December 2012
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Ethan Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Peter Carey Gem
Reviewed in the United States on 13 August 2004
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2.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the book very much
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