True History of the Kelly Gang

Author(s): Peter Carey

Literary Fiction

In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey gives Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is impossible not to believe that the famous bushranger himself is speaking from beyond the grave. True History of the Kelly Gang is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. Carey gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and, finally, as his country's beloved Robin Hood.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571209873
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : August 2004
  • : 2.3 Centimeters X 12.6 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 432
  • : Peter Carey