Book :: Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda
By: Peter Carey
Pages: 515
Published: 1988
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Award(s): Man Booker Prize (1988)
Rating: (2)


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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...

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Interesting...haven't finished figuring out what I think about the ending. A tall tale: silly in parts, epic in parts, too long in parts but nearly entirely irresistible.

Dec 12th, 2017

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Jun 9th, 2015

Oscar and Lucinda appears on these lists...

92nd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

80th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph