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ISBN: 057119446X / ISBN-13: 9780571194469

Oscar and Lucinda

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This novel tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling and Lucinda Leplastrier, a Sydney heiress with a ... Show synopsis

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  • Oscar and Lucinda (Faber & Faber) – Paperback (1997)
    by Peter Carey

    Oscar and Lucinda
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    Paperback, Faber & Faber
    1997
    New edition. New edition.
    528 pages

    ISBN: 057119446X
    ISBN-13: 9780571194469

    From the author of JACK MAGGS and ILLYWHACKER, a reissued romantic novel tied to the release of a feature film, originally published in 1988.

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CaptainFez

Ignore the movie: this is better

by CaptainFez on Apr 2, 2007

Peter Carey's wonderful historical fiction Oscar and Lucinda is something that some readers may pass by because of the average treatment it received in the cinemas. Pass by at your peril - it's a great read (though occasionally a bit off, researchwise) that speaks of gamblers, gambling and the opening up of Australia, over a century ago. Carey, a former advertising bod, has a simple, clear style that manages to convey something of the interconnectedness of life without sounding either preachy or smug. With a structure that mimics Patrick White's Voss, Oscar and Lucinda is a gambling-and-glassworks wonder, with more life on the page than on the screen.

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