Carey, Peter Oscar and Lucinda

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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 fascination for glass. The year is 1865. When they meet on the boat to Australia their lives will be changed forever...Peter Carey is the author of "The Fat Man in History", "Bliss" which won the Miles Franklin Award and the NSW Premier Award, and "Illywhacker", which was shortlisted for the 1985 Booker prize.

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Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.

Oscar and Lucinda is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.

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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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