Oscar And Lucinda

Oscar And Lucinda

by Peter Carey

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/04/2015

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The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning Oscar and Lucinda, with a cover by Michael Leunig

Oscar Hopkins, the hydrophobic, noisy-kneed son of a preacher, renounces his father's stern religion in favour of the Anglican Church. Lucinda Leplastrier, a frizzy-haired heiress, impulsively buys a glass factory with the inheritance forced on her by a well-intentioned adviser.

When the two finally meet, on board a ship to New South Wales, they are bound by their affinity for gambling and risk, their loneliness, and their awkwardly blossoming mutual affection. Love will prove to be their ultimate gamble.

'Very, very hard to put down . . . Like the characters of Charles Dickens and Honore de Balzac, Mr Carey's creations are real in the simplest human sense.' – Washington Times

'Genius is a devalued, overworked word, but make no mistake about it, in that department Peter Carey has been richly blessed.' – Punch

'It fills me with wild, savage envy, and no novelist could say fairer than that.' – Angela Carter, The Guardian

ISBN:
9780143571230
9780143571230
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-04-2015
Publisher:
Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
Pages:
688
Dimensions (mm):
196x131x44mm
Weight:
0.51kg
Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel.

Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs).

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