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Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Devonian 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 ship over to Australia, and discover that they are both gamblers, one obsessive, the other compulsive. Carey’s third novel that launched his international reputation. The novel received numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Miles Franklin Award, the National Book Council’s Banjo Award and the SA Festival Award. The novel was turned into a film directed by Gillian Armstrong.
Peter Philip Carey AO is an Australian novelist. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia’s next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
A hardcover edition with teal-coloured boards, gilt lettering and unclipped, illustrated dust jacket. There is heavy toning throughout but the text is clear and legible. The dust cover has fading to the spine and there is some rubbing to the edges of the book and dust jacket. Now in a clear plastic cover to protect from damage.
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, Queensland.
Publication Date: 1988.
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