Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times.
Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.
Oscar and Lucinda is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/02/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571270163
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Review by polarbear123
A fantastic Carey book. The incredible saga of the converging narratives of Oscar and lucinda. Yes it is dense and at times close to dickens in the level of detail particularly in terms of characterisation. This only serves to make the story stick in your heart and mind long after the last page. A book to read before you die certainly.