Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

"Oscar and Lucinda" is a novel that tells the story of two unconventional individuals, Oscar and Lucinda, who meet on a ship going to Australia in the mid-19th century. Oscar, a young English clergyman, and Lucinda, a teenage Australian heiress, bond over their shared love of gambling. Their mutual obsession leads to a high-stakes wager that will have lasting consequences for both of them. The novel explores themes of love, faith, and obsession against the backdrop of Victorian-era England and Australia.

The 737th greatest book of all time


Published
1988
Nationality
Australian
Type
Fiction
Pages
around 500
Words
134,000
Original Language
English

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