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Parrot and Olivier in America

Auteur : Peter Carey
Éditeur : New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Picaresque fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Adenture fiction
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Peter Carey
ISBN : 9780307592620 0307592626
Numéro OCLC : 429022028
Description : 379 pages ; 25 cm
Responsabilité : Peter Carey.

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"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.

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