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Illywhacker-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0571132073 / ISBN 13: 9780571132072
Editorial: Faber, London, 1985
Usado Condición: Fine Hardback
Librería: Signature Firsts (Brecon, Reino Unido)

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Fine first printing in near fine dustwrapper. The book is square, tight and unread. A few spots to the edges of the text block but the binding is unmarked and very sharp. The dustwrapper is complete with very minimal shelfwear evident. Some gentle browning to the base of the spine and sporadic spots to the verso. An attractive copy nevertheless. Signed by the author to the title page, without inscription. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 005655

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Título: Illywhacker-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Editorial: Faber, London

Año de publicación: 1985

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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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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Carey can spin a yarn with the best of them.... Illywhacker is a big, garrulous, funny novel.... If you haven't been to Australia, read Illywhacker. It will give you the feel of it like nothing else I know." -- The New York Times Book ReviewIn 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."A book of awesome breadth, ambition, and downright narrative joy.... Illywhacker is a triumph." -- Washington Post Book World

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