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Oscar and Lucinda
Oscar and Lucinda
Author: Peter Carey
The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures. — This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679777502
ISBN-10: 0679777504
Publication Date: 11/11/1997
Pages: 433
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3.4 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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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?
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