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Oscar And Lucinda

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Peter Careys Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australias youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-relianc Peter Careys Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australias youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial Utopia. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century Australia. Peter Careys visionary brilliance, and his capacity to delight and surprise, propel this story to its stunning conclusion.

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Peter Careys Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australias youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-relianc Peter Careys Booker Prize winning novel imagines Australias youth, before its dynamic passions became dangerous habits. It is also a startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial Utopia. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century Australia. Peter Careys visionary brilliance, and his capacity to delight and surprise, propel this story to its stunning conclusion.
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Title Oscar And Lucinda Height
Peter Carey Width
ISBN-13 9780571153046 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0571153046 Spine Width
Publisher Faber and Faber Pages 516
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