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The Resource Jack Maggs, Peter Carey

Jack Maggs, Peter Carey

Label
Jack Maggs
Title
Jack Maggs
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel on hypnosis set in 19th century London. The protagonist is Jack Maggs, an English convict who returns from Australia. He suffers from painful spasms, attributed to his criminal nature, and an attempt is made to cure him, using the new science of mesmerism
Summary
In London in the 1830s, a young thief insinuates himself into a wealthy household and soon falls in with an author fascinated by the criminal mind
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Age Book of the Year, 1997.
  • Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 1997.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 1998.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 1998.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1998.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
001261
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
  • Criminals
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Jack Maggs, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37464487
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780679440086
Lccn
97036893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)37464487
Label
Jack Maggs, Peter Carey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37464487
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780679440086
Lccn
97036893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)37464487

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