LIVRES NUMÉRIQUESJEUNESSEBÉBÉJEUX, JOUETSPAPETERIECADEAUXDIVERTISSEMENT


Message Important
Le site sera temporairement en maintenance, pour une mise à jour. Ceci afin de mieux vous servir.
Heure de maintenance prévue : 10:30 pm

Important message
The site will be busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.
Scheduled maintenance : 10:30 pm
Parrot and Olivier in America - PETER CAREY

Parrot and Olivier in America

PETER CAREY

 
21,00 $

Livre en anglais
Feuilleter Feuilleter
Sur commande : 2 à 4 semaines
Quantité
Ajouter à ma liste de souhaits
Non disponible en succursale
EN SAVOIR PLUS Résumé

Starred Review. The eminently talented Carey (Theft) has the gift of engaging ventriloquism, and having already channeled the voices of Dickens's Jack Maggs and the Australian folk hero/master thief Ned Kelly, he now inhabits Olivier-Jean-Baptist de Clarel de Barfleur, a fictionalized version of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose noble parents are aghast at his involvement in the events surrounding Napoleon's return and the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X. To remove him from danger, they send him to America, where priggish snob Olivier inspires Carey's humor during his self-centered adventures in New York, New England, and Philadelphia. Olivier can't shake his aristocratic disdain of raw-mannered, money-obsessed Americans—until he falls for a Connecticut beauty. More lovable is Parrot, aka John Larrit, who survives Australia's penal colony only to be pressed into traveling with Olivier as servant and secret spy for Olivier's mother. Though their relationship begins in mutual hatred, it evolves into affectionate comradeship as they experience the alien social and cultural milieus of the New World. Richly atmospheric, this wonderful novel is picaresque and Dickensian, with humor and insight injected into an accurately rendered period of French and American history.

Détails
Prix : 21,00 $
Catégorie :
Auteur :  PETER CAREY
Titre : Parrot and Olivier in America
Date de parution : mars 2011
Éditeur : VINTAGE
Collection : PAPERBACK
Sujet : LITTERATURE DIVERSES ORIGINES
ISBN : 9780307358356 (0307358356)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 125552960
No de produit : 1151582

SUGGESTIONS
Suggestions
Disparition de Stephanie Mailer(La) DICKER, JOËL
15,95 $
Amie prodigieuse(L') FERRANTE, ELENA
15,95 $
Enfant perdue(L') FERRANTE, ELENA
17,25 $
Parrot and Olivier in America , CAREY, PETER
© VINTAGE 2011
A Bird in the House 19,95 $ Quantité : 1

Abattre la bête 22,95 $ Quantité : 1
971 article(s) au panier.
Sous-total: 22 988,16 $
Renaud-Bray vous offre
les frais de livraison *