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Oscar and Lucinda

Carey, Peter

ISBN 10: 0060159081 / ISBN 13: 9780060159085
Published by Harpercollins, 1988
New Condition: New Hardcover
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SIGNED on title page. 1st edition. 1st printing. New never read. New Condition. Not price clipped. For the serious collector. Bookseller Inventory # 000127

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Title: Oscar and Lucinda

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The romance between Oscar Hopkins, an awkward theologian who supports himself at Oxford by betting on horses, and Lucinda, a teenage heiress equally fond of gambling, scandalizes Victorian English society


Ralph Fiennes, who stars in the film version of <i>Oscar and Lucinda</i>, reads a nicely abridged version of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning novel. The audio captures much of the book's vibrant prose, delicately eliminating minor characters and digressions. Lucinda's sudden appearance in London is even more abrupt and confusing than in the book, but Fiennes's carefully clipped British pronunciation helps make things clearer. Not only is he a better actor on tape than in the movie, but he becomes a superb storyteller as well, evoking multiple characters with supreme mastery of pitch, pace, and tone.

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