True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
With Ned Kelly as narrator, this is the heart-rending story of a young boy growing up in the grinding poverty of colonial Victoria and of a young man defiantly resisting the wealth and power of those who wish to destroy him. Undoubtedly Australia's most potent legend, this mythic hero and outlaw here is simply a man in full: devoted son, fretful father, and loyal friend, now speaking as if from the grave.
Internationally acclaimed, True History of the Kelly Gang, written in the idiom of the famous Jerilderee letter, is a breathless adventure, both a lament and a tribute, a boy's defence of his mother, and a man's confiding letter to a daughter he will never meet.
Paperback | 416 pages
07 May 2001
University of Queensland Press
St Lucia, Australia
Condition: Very Good
A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff mark on the bottom-right corner of the back cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. There is very minor discolouring caused by age, visible (barely) along the top-edge of the pages. Very minimal wear and tear.