First published in 1997, this novel won the 1997 Age Fiction Book of the Year, the 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize, and the 1998 Miles Franklin Award. Jack Maggs risks death by hanging when he returns to London from Australia to locate a young aristocrat. Based on characters from Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'. The author's other publications include 'Oscar and Lucinda' which won the Booker Prize in 1988.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing
Almost 20 years since publication, "Jack Maggs" retains its freshness. Its setting, in the increasingly remote and therefore increasingly romantic, past of Australian history helps (although footnote ... Read full review
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Homage to Dickens. This is the first book that I have read by Peter Carey and was recommended to it by a friend but whilst I can see why she and others liked it it just didn't really do it for me ... Read full review