Oscar Hopkins is an Oxford seminarian with a passion for gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a Sydney heiress with a fascination for glass. The year is When they meet on the boat to Australia their lives will be forever changed.
Oscar and Lucinda: Compelling romance, epic tale of misadventure, cutting parable of cultural imperialism, Peter Carey’s Oscar & Lucinda is overwhelmingly a story of all-consuming passions. It was the first of Careys two Booker Prize-winning novels.
Illustration from The Folio Society's edition of "Oscar & Lucinda," Peter Carey's passionately romantic tale of misadventure. The Folio Society has a large catalog of beautiful, and pricey, special editions of classic books.