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Jack Maggs

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Publisher: Faber and Faber

3.9
(33)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 336 | Format: eBook | In other languages: (other languages) Italian , Spanish , Polish

Isbn-13: 9780571267064 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover

Category: Fiction & Literature

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Book Description
Peter Carey's novel, set in London in 1837, is a thrilling story of mesmerism and possession, of dangerous bargains and illicit love. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author, amateur hypnotist and fellow-burglar - in this case of people's minds, of their histories and inner phantoms?
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