Oscar and Lucinda (Paperback)
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Oscar and Lucinda (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 03/02/2011
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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
ISBN: 9780571270163
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 34 mm
Edition: Main - Re-issue

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“Really Enjoyable Read”

Set in Victorian times, each of the two main characters has had their own difficulties growing up, and it quickly becomes apparent that they also share a vice. The book is really well put together, with time spent... More

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“In the shadow of its inspiration”

Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey is regrettable proof that not all books that win prizes are great. I came to Oscar and Lucinda late, after reading Edmund Gosse's 'Father & Son' upon which it is... More

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