Oscar and Lucinda by Peter CareyPeter 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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It was shortlisted for The Best of the Booker. It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Devonian 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 ship over to Australia, and discover that they are both gamblers , one obsessive, the other compulsive. This bet changes both their lives forever. The novel partly takes its inspiration from Father and Son , the autobiography of the English poet Edmund Gosse , which describes his relationship with his father, Philip Henry Gosse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources.
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Peter Carey 's first thought was to write about engines., It was age that turned him around on this, he says — the realisation that Indigenous dispossession is a critical part of his Australian identity, whether he likes it or not.
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