Peter Carey

A Literary Companion


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About the Book

Peter Carey, writer of such celebrated works as Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang, and His Illegal Self, is one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed novelists. Deeply concerned with South Pacific culture, especially the lives of its most downtrodden citizens, Carey uses popular art as a tool for raising the consciousness of readers. This book provides an introduction to the author’s life, as well as a guided overview of his body of work. Designed for the fan and scholar alike, this text features an alphabetized, fully-annotated listing of major terms in the Carey canon, including fictional characters, motifs, historical events, and themes. Additional features include a listing of headwords, a Carey history, 44 reading and writing topics, and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources. A comprehensive index is included.

About the Author(s)

Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of English and Latin textbooks and reference works for 35 years. She taught at Hickory High School and Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina for 23 years. Her writing focuses on women’s and world literature and history and general research topics, including epidemics, the history of money, clothing, food, and dance. She lives in Hickory, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 355
Bibliographic Info: chronology, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4152-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5572-0
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Literary Companions

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Preface      1
Introduction      3
Chronology of Carey’s Life and Works      5
Carey Genealogy      32

Peter Carey: A Literary Companion      33

Glossary      297
Appendix A: Events in Carey’s History      308
Appendix B: Writing and Research Topics      313
Bibliography      319
Index      337

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Recommended”—Choice
  • “Excellent series of Literary Companions”—Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine