Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Peter Carey$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bruce Woodcock

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719043604

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see http://www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 11 December 2017

True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)

True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)

Chapter:
(p.138) 9 True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)
Source:
Peter Carey
Author(s):

Bruce Woodcock

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.003.0009

This chapter takes a look at the novel that gave Carey his second Booker Prize, the True History of the Kelly Gang. It observes that this novel and Jack Maggs—both historical novels—explore what Carey has called the ‘patterns of abandonment, orphans’ in his work. This novel narrates the stories of marginalised characters, outlaws and outsiders, and presents several elements of the Jerilderie Letter. This chapter also seeks to explain the purpose of Carey's reinvention of Ned Kelly.

Keywords:   True History of the Kelly Gang, historical novels, patterns of abandonment, marginalised characters, Jerilderie Letter, reinvention, Ned Kelly

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.