True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Book - 2000
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Ned Kelly, the legendary nineteenth-century Australian folk-hero, describes how he, his brother, and two friends led authorities on a twenty-month manhunt, marked by widespread populist support, before his capture and execution.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2000
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780375410840
0375410848
Characteristics: 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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baldand
Apr 23, 2016

Peter Carey comes from the same part of Victoria State as Ned Kelly and grew up with the landscapes painted so evocatively in this book. It is a terrible tale of how a corrupt class-conscious colonial society turned a good-hearted hard-working child of Irish immigrants into a thief and a killer. Nevertheless, the book is a joy to read because of its poetic style, Peter Carey's ear for dialogue and his wonderful sense of humour.

Jane60201 Sep 30, 2013

I read it because I liked Olivier and Parrot in America but didn't like it nearly as well and didn't actually finish it.

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bjessima
Sep 05, 2013

Wonderful. The use of venacular was difficult at first but what a read. An insight to a world that was not long ago but was one that I had no experience with. Not for all, but excellent

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vcc
Oct 01, 2011

This book about Australia's infamous "Kelly Gang" just was not exciting.

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Hadley
Dec 04, 2007

Great book, written in a unique voice.

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