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Jack Maggs

Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carey
ISBN: 0679440089 9780679440086
OCLC Number: 37464487
Description: 306 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Peter Carey.
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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.

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