The Resource Oscar and lucinda, Peter Carey, (electronic resource)

Oscar and lucinda, Peter Carey, (electronic resource)

Label
Oscar and lucinda
Title
Oscar and lucinda
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oscar Hopkins is a high-strung preacher's kid with hydrophobia and noisy knees. Lucinda Leplastrier is a frizzy-haired heiress who impulsively buys a glass factory with the inheritance forced on her by a well-intentioned adviser. Young Oscar, denied the heavenly fruit of a Christmas pudding by his cruelly stern father, forever renounces his father's religion in favor of the Anglican Church. "Dear God," Oscar prays, "if it be Thy will that Thy people eat pudding, smite him!" Lucinda's childhood trauma involves a beautiful doll bought by her struggling mother with savings from the jam jar; in a misguided attempt to tame the doll's unruly curls, young Lucinda mutilates her treasure beyond repair. Neither of these coming-of-age stories quite explains how the grownup Oscar and Lucinda each develop a guilty passion for gambling. Oscar plays the horses while at school, and Lucinda, now an orphaned heiress, finds comfort in a game of cards with an odd collection of acquaintances. When the two finally meet, on board a ship bound for New South Wales, they are bound by their affinity for risk, their loneliness, and their awkwardly blossoming (but unexpressed) mutual affection. Their final high-stakes folly--transporting a crystal palace of a church across (literally) godforsaken terrain--strains plausibility, and events turn ghastly as Oscar plays out his bid for Lucinda's heart. Yet even the unconvincing plot turns are made up for by Carey's rich prose and the tale's unpredictable outcome. Although love proves to be the ultimate gamble for Oscar and Lucinda, the story never strays too far from the terrible possibility that even the most thunderstruck lovers can remain isolated in parallel lives
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Steven Crossley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crossley, Steven
  • Recorded Books, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oscar and lucinda, Peter Carey, (electronic resource)
Link
https://denverco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781490622941
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (20 hr., 30 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490622941
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z08490
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ08490
  • 1644324
  • 1644324
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Oscar and lucinda, Peter Carey, (electronic resource)
Link
https://denverco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781490622941
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (20 hr., 30 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490622941
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z08490
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ08490
  • 1644324
  • 1644324
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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