Jack Maggs

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From the author of ‘Oscar and Lucinda’, this is a novel of possession, dangerous bargains and illicit love set in Victorian London. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia in a clandestine fashion.

ISBN: 9780571270170 Author: Carey, Peter Publisher: Faber and Faber Publication Date: 3rd February 2011 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 336 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

London,1837. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author, amateur hypnotist and fellow burglar – in this case of people’s minds, of their histories and inner phantoms? A thrilling story of mesmerism and possession, of dangerous bargains and illicit love against the backdrop of Victorian London.

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