Carey, Peter 1943-
Most widely held works about Peter Carey
Most widely held works by Peter Carey
True history of the Kelly gang by Peter Carey ( Book )
74 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 3,093 libraries worldwide
The legend of Ned Kelly, notorious outlaw and bank robber, as written in his own words for an infant daughter he's never seen.
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey ( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 2,171 libraries worldwide
"From the two time Booker Prize-winning author, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, and an irrepressibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatised child of survivors of the Revolution; Parrot the son of an itinerant English printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be joined by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart - in love and politics, prisons and the world of art"--Jacket.
His illegal self by Peter Carey ( Book )
47 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,955 libraries worldwide
Brought up in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, Che, a precocious seven-year-old boy, yearns for his parents, radical activists wanted by the FBI, until a woman claiming to be his mother arrives to help him escape.
Theft : a love story by Peter Carey ( Book )
51 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 1,936 libraries worldwide
"From the two-time Booker Prize-winning author and recipient of the Commonwealth Prize comes this new novel about obsession, deception, and redemption, at once an engrossing psychological suspense story and a work of highly charged, fiendishly funny literary fiction." From the bookjacket.
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey ( Book )
60 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,883 libraries worldwide
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.
Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey ( Book )
76 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 1,749 libraries worldwide
This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.
My life as a fake by Peter Carey ( Recording )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
In the 1950's poet Christopher Chubb teaches Australia a lesson about pretension when he composes a body of sexually charged poems, then dupes a trendy literary magazine into believing the poems were written by the late Bob McCorkle, an undiscovered genius. But the trick backfires, and soon Chubb finds himself tormented by the very monster he creates. Decades later a literary editor named Sarah Wode-Douglass begins peeling back the layers of the Chubb mystery in of all places, Malaysia--where the reclusive poet remains in hiding.
My life as a fake : a novel by Peter Carey ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Accompanying the arrogant poet, John Slater, to Malaysia, London editor Sarah Wode-Douglass finds herself obsessively drawn to a mysterious manuscript that bears a legacy of fraud and danger.
The tax inspector by Peter Carey ( Book )
33 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
"The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived to begin her long-overdue audit of the family business. But this is no ordinary investigation. Maria is eight months' pregnant, Granny Catchprice is at war with her offspring, and Benny, her grandson, wants to become an angel"--Dust jacket.
Illywhacker by Peter Carey ( Book )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
"Illywhacker is a dazzling comic narrative, from the lips of the 139-year-old Herbert Badgery, the 'illywhacker' or confidence trickster of the title. Overflowing with magic, jokes and inventions, peopled with aviators, car salesmen, Chinamen and impresarios, Peter Carey's novel is a contemporary classic." -- Back cover.
The unusual life of Tristan Smith : a novel by Peter Carey ( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 859 libraries worldwide
A satire on Australia and its relationship to the U.S. The protagonist is actor Tristan Smith, a dwarf. He is a citizen of Effica, a small country whose theater is overshadowed by Voorstand, a big country with a culture that dominates the world. The novel follows him to Voorstand where his father became a famous actor by selling his soul. Tristan, too, achieves fame, but his career is cut short when the Voorstand authorities declare him a subversive.
Wrong about Japan : a father's journey with his son by Peter Carey ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda describes how his shy young son's fascination with Japanese manga and anime led father and son on an intriguing odyssey to Tokyo, where they discover the intricacies of modern-day Japanese culture, from shitamachi and the Internet to kabuki and the samurai. The recipient of two Booker Prizes, Peter Carey expands his extraordinary achievement with each new novel and now gives us something entirely different. When famously shy Charley becomes obsessed with Japanese manga and anime, Peter is not only delighted for his son but also entranced himself. Thus begins a journey, with a father sharing his twelve-year-old's exotic comic books, that ultimately leads them to Tokyo, where a strange Japanese boy will become both their guide and judge. Quickly the visitors plunge deep into the lanes of Shitimachi into the weird stuff of modern Japan meeting manga artists and anime directors; painstaking impersonators called visualists, who adopt a remarkable variety of personae; and solitary otakus, whose existence is thoroughly computerized. What emerges from these encounters is a far-ranging study of history and of culture both high and low from samurai to salaryman, from Kabuki theater to the postwar robot craze. Peter Carey's observations are always provocative, even when his hosts point out, politely, that he is once again wrong about Japan. And his adventures with Charley are at once comic, surprising, and deeply moving, as father and son cope with and learn from each other in a strange place far from home. This is, in the end, a remarkable portrait of a culture whether Japan or adolescence that looks eerily familiar but remains tantalizingly closed to outsiders.
The big Bazoohley by Peter Carey ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 712 libraries worldwide
When his family runs low on funds while on a trip to Toronto, nine-year-old Sam allows himself to be "borrowed" and entered in a contest to find the Perfecto Kiddo, hoping to win $10,000.
The fat man in history, and other stories by Peter Carey ( Book )
35 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 657 libraries worldwide
A collection of surrealistic stories set in the near future centers on such bizarre events as a genetic lottery for winning new bodies and a revolution organized by a group of ostracized fat men.
Bliss by Peter Carey ( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 651 libraries worldwide
"For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good guy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack in his front garden, and for nine minutes he becomes a dead guy. Although he is resuscitated, he will never be the same. Bliss is an astonishing, darkly funny novel which explores how death can be a necessary prelude to life." -- Back cover.
30 days in Sydney : a wildly distorted account by Peter Carey ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
The author returns to Sydney, Australia, after a seventeen-year absence to explore the city's familiar landmarks and surroundings as both a tourist and a prodigal son, structuring his travelogue around the four elements.
Collected stories by Peter Carey ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The author's dazzling stories from 'The fat man in history' and 'War crimes' are collected in this book, together with three vintage stories, not previously published in book form.
Until the end of the world ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 205 libraries worldwide
It's 1999. As the threat of nuclear holocaust looms, a government killer stalks traveler Farber for his invention, while one woman will do anything for his love.
Wrong about Japan by Peter Carey ( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Inspired by his young son Charley's passion for Japanese comics and animated film, Peter Carey and Charley set out to explore the history and culture of Japan. Lead by their adolescent guide, a character straight out of manga, father and son search for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'
Bliss, the film by Peter Carey ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
America Americans Aristocracy (Social class) Artists Audiobooks Australia Biographical fiction British Bushrangers Carey, Peter,--1943- Clergy Criminals Criticism, interpretation, etc. England--London Fathers and sons Fiction France French French fiction Gamblers Glass manufacture Great Britain Historical fiction History Impostors and imposture Japan Kelly, Ned,--1855-1880 Large type books Literary forgeries and mystifications Literature Malaysia Male friendship Master and servant Mothers and sons New South Wales New South Wales--Sydney Older men Painting--Forgeries Picaresque literature Poets Psychological fiction Psychological fiction Queensland Radicals Rogues and vagabonds Travel United States Voyages and travels Women editors Young women
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