Condition: Like New
A secondhand book that looks new but has been read. Very minimal scuff marks at the bottom of the spine, no other damage to the cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.
"‘Luminous and magical, OSCAR AND LUCINDA dances with a shimmer of light and dark as its two noble gamblers play out dreams of God and glass. A spectacular achievement.’ Helen Daniel
Peter Carey's Booker Prize winning novel 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.
‘Luminous and magical, OSCAR AND LUCINDA dances with a shimmer of light and dark as its two noble gamblers play out dreams of God and glass. A spectacular achievement.’ Helen Daniel
‘OSCAR AND LUCINDA are two of the most perfectly realised characters in modern fiction. An immensely skilful and absorbing juxtaposition of a gently comic, obliquely ironic, and deeply compassionate vision of human existence.’ David Williamson
‘The most audacious and rewarding of all Carey's novels.’ Geoffrey Dutton
‘Peter Carey is a complete writer. He has all the skills, and knows all the tricks. He can combine a genius for stark, under-stated comedy, with a nearly Dickensian generosity of description; the result is that hardly a character passes through this novel without Carey enlightening us to the peculiarities of physiognomy, psychology and personal history that establish that character's unique and lasting patent over a portion of the reader's memory.’ Aravind Adiga, Second Circle"
Paperback | 688 pages
130 x 197 x 45mm | 452g
03 Oct 2005
Random House Australia
Milsons Point, Australia