Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ten best unconsummated passions in fiction

Someone at the Guardian named ten of the best unconsummated passions in fiction.

One novel on the list:
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

It is easier to make non-consummation credible if you set the action in the past (see above). The "lovers" in Carey's novel, set in Victorian England and Australia, are a clergyman and a proto-feminist, making their union even more difficult to achieve.
Read about another novel on the list.

Also see: Top 10 works of literature: Peter Carey.

--Marshal Zeringue