A startling and unusual love story. Oscar is a young English clergyman who has broken with his past and developed a disturbing talent for gambling. A country girl of singular ambition, Lucinda moves to Sydney, driven by dreams of self-reliance and the building of an industrial Utopia. Together this unlikely pair create and are created by the spectacle of mid-nineteenth century Australia.

Oscar and Lucinda / starring Cate Blanchett & Ralph Fiennes / based on the novel by Peter Carey

Gillian Armstrong's 1997 film version of Oscar and Lucinda

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The Glass Church. Image from Gillian Armstrong's 1997 film version of Oscar and Lucinda.

Oscar and Lucinda  I watched this for the first time last night and fell in love with the characters and the story.  Today I seem to be unable to stop myself from thinking about this movie.  I love when I discover movies that affect me like this.

Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

Oscar and Lucinda I watched this for the first time last night and fell in love with the characters and the story. Today I seem to be unable to stop myself from thinking about this movie. I love when I discover movies that affect me like this.

Oscar and Lucinda Full Movie Online 1997

Oscar and Lucinda Full Movie Online 1997

1988 Man Booker Prize Winner:  Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey #kickupyourheels

1988 Man Booker Prize Winner: Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey • Designed by Jenny Grigg for University of Queensland Press • As part of the Peter Carey Series (series of eight gatefold covers) • 2001

Book cover design by Jenny Grigg Peter Carey Series 2001 Series of eight gatefold covers University of Queensland Press

The Folio Society's Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey Introduced by Peter Kemp & Illustrated by Katherine Streeter

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.

Oscar and Lucinda (1997) Cate Blanchett

Oscar and Lucinda

Cate Blanchett - "Oscar and Lucinda" - Costume designer : Janet Patterson

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.

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.

Artwork by Lucinda Lyons - Graduate and scholar of Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University. May 2015 Lyons' Artwork included in new book ' Lady Oscar' about The Rose of Versailles, the revolutionary heroine of the Japanese manga artist Riyoko Ikeda. | eBay!

Fine Art,oil painting,female portrait,Editor,77x56cm,Lucinda Lyons

Artwork by Lucinda Lyons - Graduate and scholar of Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University. May 2015 Lyons' Artwork included in new book ' Lady Oscar' about The Rose of Versailles, the revolutionary heroine of the Japanese manga artist Riyoko Ikeda. | eBay!

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