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Illywhacker: CAREY, PETER

Illywhacker

CAREY, PETER

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ISBN 10: 0571179827 / ISBN 13: 9780571179824
Editorial: Faber and Faber, London, 1985
Condición: near fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Karol Krysik Books, Member ABAC, IOBA (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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The Faber Library 18. Faber Library Series. Navy coloured boards with gilt lettered spine in the light blue paper dust jacket. Book and dust jacket are in nearly fine condition. A clean and square copy. From the collection of Canadian writer Greg Gatenby, inscribed; For Greg, again -Peter Carey Toronto 2/18/98. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 002454

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Título: Illywhacker

Editorial: Faber and Faber, London

Año de publicación: 1985

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:near fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

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Sinopsis:

From the author of OSCAR AND LUCINDA and JACK MAGGS, a humorous novel narrated by the 109-year-old 'illywhacker', or confidence trickster, of the title, who recalls jokes, inventions and characters from his life.

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In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey's uproarious novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character - especially of its proclivity for tall stories and barefaced lies. As Carey follows this charming scoundrel across a continent and a century, he creates a crazy quilt of outlandish encounters, with characters that include a genteel dowager who fends off madness with an electric belt and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts. Boldly inventive, irresistibly odd, Illywhacker is further proof that Peter Carey is one of the most enchanting writers at work in any hemisphere.

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