Oscar and Lucinda

Peter Carey's novel is a love story set in Victorian Times.

Peter Carey

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. (From Faber & Faber)

Australian novelist Peter Carey spoke with Eleanor Wachtel in 2001 about his second Man Booker Prize-winning novel, True History of the Kelly Gang. 52:23
The two-time Booker Prize-winner examines the legacy of colonialism in Australia through a 1950's cross-country car race in his new novel A Long Way From Home. 16:13