Oscar and Lucinda (Paperback)Peter Carey (author)
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A panoramic vision of the nineteenth century in all its bustling, energetic detail, the Booker Prize winning Oscar and Lucinda teems with life and dexterous, interlinking plotlines. Ostensibly charting the eccentric relationship between two inveterate gamblers, Carey’s great novel is a master-class in historical world-building.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1988
Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times.
Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 34 mm
Edition: Main - Re-issue
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