Illywhacker by Peter Carey


A hardcover 1996 edition with dark cloth cover, gilt lettering and unclipped dust jacket. The dustcover has some staining with foxing and toning to the edges of the book.

A Faber Library Edition first published in 1996.

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Herbert Badgery is vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch. He might very well be the embodiment of Australia’s national character, especially in its fondness for tall stories and questionable history. As this charming scoundrel traverses the continent and a century’s worth of outlandish encounters – not least with a genteel dowager fending off madness with an electric belt, and a ravishing young girl with a dangerous fondness for rooftop trysts – one truth emerges. Herbert Badgery may in fact be the king of all con men.

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