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Peter Carey · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for librariesOscar and Lucinda is a satire about two star-crossed lovers that takes place in the mid-nineteenth century. Oscar Hopkins is a contradictory man, both pious and corrupt. He was raised by a strict, religious father, but he abandons his father's religion in favor of Anglicanism. He spends the rest of his life wondering if his decision has damned his soul to hell, as his father believes. Oscar further endangers his soul when he takes up gambling while in divinity school.
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Oscar and Lucinda
Look Inside. Nov 11, ISBN Mar 23, ISBN 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 instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback. Peter Carey is the author of thirteen previous novels and is a two-time winner of the Booker Prize.
“Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda and the Subversion of Subversion.” David Callahan. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. You can.
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The longlist for the Booker Prize is announced at midday on July 29 — how were previous winners received? Here is a collection of The Telegraph's reviews on the previous winning novels, as well as interviews and obituaries. Reviewed by Catherine Turner. Danger is omnipresent, even after combat recedes; nature careless and monumental in its rains, its bushfires. The hallucinations caused by privation, be it physical hunger or erotic yearning, are unapologetically evoked. The stories of these casualties of fate catch at the soul.