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Parrot and Olivier in America

Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"From the two time Booker Prize-winning author, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, and an irrepressibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatised child of survivors of the Revolution; Parrot the son of an itinerant English printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picaresque literature
Belletristische Darstellung
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Picaresque fiction
Adenture fiction
Named Person: Butler
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carey
ISBN: 9780307592620 0307592626
OCLC Number: 429022028
Description: 379 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Peter Carey.

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"From the two time Booker Prize-winning author, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, and an irrepressibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatised child of survivors of the Revolution; Parrot the son of an itinerant English printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be joined by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for the New World - ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart - in love and politics, prisons and the world of art"--Jacket.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/313955974#Organization\/university_of_south_alabama<\/a>> # University of South Alabama<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"University of South Alabama<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/313955974#Topic\/franzosischer_fluchtling<\/a>> # Franz\u00F6sischer Fl\u00FCchtling<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Franz\u00F6sischer Fl\u00FCchtling<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/313955974#Topic\/french_fiction<\/a>> # French fiction<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"French fiction<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204289<\/a>> # France.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"France.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1239786<\/a>> # America.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"America.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/110569724<\/a>> # Peter Carey<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1943<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Carey<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Peter<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Peter Carey<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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