The Booker Prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures.This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. 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.
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A screenplay adapted from the novel of the same name by Peter Carey, which won the 1988 Booker Prize. Set in Victorian England and Australia but told with a contemporary perspective, it depicts the fatal and unrequited love shared by two remarkable misfits.
This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.
Oscar and Lucinda: Movie Tie-In Edition[ OSCAR AND LUCINDA: MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION ] By Carey, Peter Stafford ( Author )Nov-11-1997 Paperback
The Oscar and Lucinda lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text; while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.
This book is a novel of Peter Carey, the leader of contemporary Australian literature. His works feature mystery and humor with the characteristics of allegorical novels and science fiction. It writes: in the Victorian era of the 19th century, Oscar, who was born in a British Christian Family, likes to study theology, but later turns to believe in the state religion. He becomes an exile missionaries in Australian due to his gambling and opium addiction. Lucinda, the heroine and the daughter of a wealthy Australian farmers,buys a glass factory after inheriting a large fortune. Oscar and Lucinda meets each other in a ship bound for Australia. They get acquainted with each other through gambling and soon fall in love. However, the cold outside world was full of hostility, so,in order to prove each other's mind, they resort to the way of betting. According to what they have planned, they will win each other's love whatever they win or lose, but the cruel fate plays a huge joke on them ...