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Oscar and Lucinda

by Peter Carey

Oscar And Lucinda imagines Australia’s 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 Carey’s visionary brilliance, and his capacity to delight and surprise, propel this story to its stunning conclusion.

#47 in Australia’s Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads



About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of thirteen novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir, Wrong About Japan. His books have won or been short-listed for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang and in 1988 for Oscar And Lucinda. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Jack Maggs, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. He has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for BlissOscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs) Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York.  



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