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 » love story and a historical tour de force that is also powerfully contemporary.« 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?