True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang
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Publisher : Vintage Canada
Total Pages : 386
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ISBN-10 : 9780307368652
ISBN-13 : 0307368653
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Book Synopsis True History of the Kelly Gang by : Peter Carey

Download or read book True History of the Kelly Gang written by Peter Carey and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2010-10-22 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SOONTO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The international bestseller, Booker Prize winner, and winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. Out of 19th century Australia rides a hero of his people and a man for all nations: Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish immigrants, viewed by the authorities as a thief (especially of horses) and, as a cold-blooded killer. To the people, though, he was a patriot hounded unfairly by rich English landlords and their stooges. In the end, Kelly and his so-called gang (his younger brother and two friends) led a massive police manhunt on a wild goose chase that lasted twenty months, in which Ned’s talents as a bushman were augmented by bank robberies and the support of nearly everyone not in a uniform. His one demand – for which he would have surrendered himself was his jailed mother’s freedom. Executed by hanging more than a century ago, speaking as if from the grave, Kelly still resonates as the most potent legend in the land down under.

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