Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Cornish son of a Plymouth Brethren minister who becomes an Anglican priest, and Lucinda Leplastrier, a young Australian heiress who buys a glass factory. They meet on the boat over to Australia, and discover that they are both obsessive gamblers. Lucinda bets Oscar that he cannot transport a glass church from Sydney to a remote settlement at Bellingen, some 400 km up the New South Wales coast. This bet changes both their lives forever.

The 525th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 80th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  2. - 92nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  3. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Oscar and Lucinda (FF Classics) Paperback 4543700 $34.53 $0.01 1999
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Oscar and Lucinda: movie tie-in edition (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 150235 $9.99 2011
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Oscar and Lucinda Audible Audiobook 134975 $32.95 2015
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Oscar and Lucinda Paperback 6209965 $133.28 $0.01 1997
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Oscar and Lucinda: Faber Modern Classics by Peter Carey (2015-06-04) Paperback 8033265 $27.03 $31.37
Jack Maggs: A Novel Paperback 1070598 $10.94 $1.35 1999
Oscar and Lucinda Hardcover 3415816 $109.76 $0.01 1988
Oscar and Lucinda Audio CD 9298275 $49.87 2018
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