Oscar and Lucinda

Author(s): Peter Carey


The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures.


This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.

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General Fields

  • : 9780702221163
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : July 1988
  • : ---length:- '19'width:- '13'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Carey
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.3
  • : good
  • : 512