- Oscar and Lucinda
Oscar and Lucinda Author(s) Peter Carey Cover artist Pierre Le Tan Country Australia Language English Genre(s) Novel Publisher University of Queensland Press Publication date 1988 Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback) Pages 528 pp ISBN 0-7022-2116-3 OCLC Number 21002433 LC Classification MLCM 91/08820 (P) PR9619.3.C36 Preceded by Illywhacker Followed by The Tax Inspector
It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Cornish son of a Plymouth Brethren minister who becomes an Anglican priest, and Lucinda Leplastrier, a young Australian heiress who buys a glass factory. They meet on the boat over to Australia, and discover that they are both obsessive gamblers. Lucinda bets Oscar that he cannot transport a glass church from Sydney to a remote settlement at Bellingen, some 400 km up the New South Wales coast. This bet changes both their lives forever.
- Peter Carey discusses Oscar and Lucinda on the BBC World Book Club
- Oscar and Lucinda at the National Film and Sound Archive
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Awards and achievements Preceded by
Man Booker Prize recipient
The Remains of the Day
Dancing on Coral
Miles Franklin Award recipient
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