Oscar and Lucinda Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

A Novel (Man Booker Prize Winner)

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1997
November 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.3
MB

Customer Reviews

dhoneywell ,

It won the Booker

But how? It’s well written. It has interesting colorful characters. It goes places. But it’s long, slow, and when it’s over it brings very little satisfaction, almost a feeling of - Even though I liked the two main characters, why did I read that?

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