Oscar and Lucinda

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Oscar and Lucinda

Movie Tie-In Edition

By Peter Stafford Carey

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679777502, 448pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 1997

The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox SearchlightPictures.
This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place innineteenth-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.

About the Author
Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Australia, and was educated at Geelong Grammar School. He is the author of a collection of stories and five novels. He lives in New York City and teaches at New York University.