Ned Kelly

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 202 pages
6 Reviews
The first novel written about the bushcountry gunslinger who was both the national hero and devil incarnate of Australia, Ned Kellyimagines the inner life of a figure described by historian Manning Clark as "a wild ass of a man, snarling, roaring and frothing like a ferocious beast when the tamer entered the cage." Written with brilliant clarity and impressionistic economy, Ned Kellyfollows Kelly and his outlaw gang of "bushrangers" through the wild land of Australia as they declare war on the police, the bankers, the squatters, the teachers, the preachers, the railway, and the electric telegraph-carrying readers into a dream world of astonishing and violent revelation.

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User Review  - CŁneyt - Goodreads

it was amazing. Read full review

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User Review  - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads

Review title: The original smart-ass Ned Kelly, in the book (I haven't seen the movie with Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom) comes across as the lovable smart-ass, but with a sharp edge. In a first ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1991)

Robert Drewe, one of Australia's premier literary writers, has won many national and international awards for his work. He has written seven novels as well as short stories, plays, and articles.

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