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Carey, Peter

Overview
Works: 10 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 689 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Love stories  History  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Picaresque literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.C36, 823.914
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Publications about Peter Carey
Publications by Peter Carey
Most widely held works about Peter Carey
 
Most widely held works by Peter Carey
Edmund de Waal by A. S Byatt( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Featuring contributions from Emma Crichton-Miller, Colm Toibin, Peter Carey, AS Byatt, Alexandra Munroe, and Deborah Saunt. The first complete survey of de Waal's career to date, this groundbreaking monograph encompasses major exhibitions and installations at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Liverpool, and the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Stunning photography conveys the delicacy of de Waal's works and provides a rare glimpse into his studio practice. In addition to being one of the world's leading ceramicists, de Waal is also a renowned historian of the medium. His critical and personal essays and poetry are interspersed throughout the book, bringing to light the prominence of ceramics in our everyday lives. Together, de Waal's art and writing speak to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects and the attendant history of their collection and display. Contributions to this monograph by novelists Colm Toibin, Peter Carey, and AS Byatt appear alongside critical essays by Guggenheim curator Alexandra Munroe, journalist Emma Crichton-Miller, and architect Deborah Saunt. Elegant papers and a tooled case make Edmund de Waal an exquisitely collectable object
My life as a fake : a novel by Peter Carey( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"Fiendishly devious and addictively readable, Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake is a moral labyrinth constructed around the uneasy relationship between literature and lying. In steamy, fetid Kuala Lumpur in 1972, Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London poetry journal, meets a mysterious Australian named Christopher Chubb. Chubb is a despised literary hoaxer, carting around a manuscript likely filled with deceit. But in this dubious manuscript Sarah recognizes a work of real genius. But whose genius? As Sarah tries to secure the manuscript, Chubb draws her into a fantastic story of imposture, murder, kidnapping, and exile -- a story that couldn't be true unless its teller were mad. My Life as a Fake is Carey at his most audacious and entertaining."--Book cover
Illywhacker by Peter Carey( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey's uproarious novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character'espcially of its proclivity for tall stories and barefaced lies. As Carey follows this charming scoundrel across a continent and a century, he creates a crazy quilt of outlandish encounters, with characters that include a genteel dowager who fends off madness with an electric belt and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts. Boldly inventive, irresistibly odd, Illywhacker is further proof that Peter Carey is one of the most enchanting writers at work in any hemisphere. From the Trade Paperback edition
The tax inspector by Peter Carey( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 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 ..."--Page 4 of cover
Aosika yu Luxinda by Peter Carey( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A ride on my donkey; or, a winter's evening at home, a drama by Peter Carey( Book )
1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Theft : a love story by Peter Carey( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 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
Destiny : the life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785-1855 by P. B. R Carey( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book is a completely revised version of The Power of Prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the End of an Old Order in Java, 1785-1855 (2007). A vivid biography of Indonesia's foremost national hero, it tells the story of a remarkable figure whose life spanned his native Java's troubled transition to the modern world. It will be read with profit by all those interested in the impact of European imperialism on non-European societies, the cultural encounter between West and East, the role of Islam in anti-colonial resistance, and the making of modern Indonesia. An Indonesian-language edition of De
His illegal self by Peter Carey( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 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
 
Alternative Names
Carey, P. (Peter)
Languages
English (9)
Chinese (1)
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