Oscar and Lucinda Author:Peter Carey This novel tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling and Lucinda Leplastrier, a Sydney heiress with a fascination for glass. The year is 1865. When they meet on the boat to Australia their lives will be changed forever...Peter Carey is the author of "The Fat Man in History", "Bliss" which won the Miles Fr... more »anklin Award and the NSW Premier Award, and "Illywhacker", which was shortlisted for the 1985 Booker prize.« less
What a splendidly written story: I loved every line. Ten times better than the movie. And only in 19th century Australia could such a story of misfits take place, one an heiress and one an Anglican minister who places his bets with divine guidance. How can a story be so well-grounded and so crazy at the same time?