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Jack Maggs

Peter Carey

With scars on his back and silver in his pocket, the huge figure of Jack Maggs strides across the rich landscape of 19th century London. As this enigmatic man moves through its streets and houses, his single-minded quest to find his son will engender love, deceit, and vengeance in the lives around him. Risking execution if he is discovered, ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned to England from Australia. Pretending to be a servant, he is hired by a wealthy London household, where he quickly insinuates himself into his employer’s affairs. Although Maggs conceals his ultimate goal, the murderous demons of his past threaten to tear away Maggs’ ill-fitting disguise. From polished drawing rooms to sooty rooftop garrets, Peter Carey’s vivid novel takes you into a Dickensian world filled with intrigue and eccentricity. This exceptional work from a Booker Prize-winning author has captured awards and top places on best-seller lists in Europe and America.

With scars on his back and silver in his pocket, the huge figure of Jack Maggs strides across the rich landscape of 19th century London. As this enigmatic man moves through its streets and houses, his single-minded quest to find his son will engender love, deceit, and vengeance in the lives around him. Risking execution if he is discovered, ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned to England from Australia. Pretending to be a servant, he is hired by a wealthy London household, where he quickly insinuates himself into his employer’s affairs. Although Maggs conceals his ultimate goal, the murderous demons of his past threaten to tear away Maggs’ ill-fitting disguise. From polished drawing rooms to sooty rooftop garrets, Peter Carey’s vivid novel takes you into a Dickensian world filled with intrigue and eccentricity. This exceptional work from a Booker Prize-winning author has captured awards and top places on best-seller lists in Europe and America.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

With scars on his back and silver in his pocket, the huge figure of Jack Maggs strides across the rich landscape of 19th century London. As this enigmatic man moves through its streets and houses, his single-minded quest to find his son will engender love, deceit, and vengeance in the lives around him. Risking execution if he is discovered, ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned to England from Australia. Pretending to be a servant, he is hired by a wealthy London household, where he quickly insinuates himself into his employer’s affairs. Although Maggs conceals his ultimate goal, the murderous demons of his past threaten to tear away Maggs’ ill-fitting disguise. From polished drawing rooms to sooty rooftop garrets, Peter Carey’s vivid novel takes you into a Dickensian world filled with intrigue and eccentricity. This exceptional work from a Booker Prize-winning author has captured awards and top places on best-seller lists in Europe and America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

13h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

15:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

17:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

11:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

19:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

13:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

12:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:58