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Oscar and Lucinda. Peter Carey
Oscar and Lucinda Peter Carey
Author: Peter Carey
Oscar Hopkins is an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a Sydney heiress with a fascination for glass. The year is 1864. When they meet on the boat to Australia their lives will be forever changed ...Daring, rich, intense and bizarre, Peter Carey's Booker prize-winning novel is a brilliant achievement - a moving...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780571270163
ISBN-10: 0571270166
Pages: 544
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Publisher: Faber & Faber
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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