Coverart for item
The Resource True history of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey

True history of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey

Label
True history of the Kelly Gang
Title
True history of the Kelly Gang
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scaps of paper in semi-literate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police. To his pursuers Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief, and a murdererer. To his own people a hero, defying the authority of the English who direct their lives
Summary
Ned Kelly, the legendary nineteenth-century Australian folk-hero, describes how he, his brother, and two friends led authorities on a twenty-month manhunt, marked by widespread populist support, before his capture and execution
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction (South Australia), 2002.
  • Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 2001.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2002.
  • Booker Prize, 2001.
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2000.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2001.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 2001.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2001.
  • South Australian Premier's Award for Literature, 2002.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
018888
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage Carey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kelly, Ned
  • Bushrangers
Target audience
adult
Label
True history of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published by Vintage in 2005
Control code
000042771774
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
478 p.
Isbn
9781741667639
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps.
System control number
(OCoLC)265221513
Label
True history of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey
Publication
Note
First published by Vintage in 2005
Control code
000042771774
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
478 p.
Isbn
9781741667639
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps.
System control number
(OCoLC)265221513

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...