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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994) [Novel]
by Louis de Bernières Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious but far from fanatical solider, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consummate musician.

When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiance - a member of the underground - go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable. But can this fragile love survive as a war of bestial savagery gets closer and the lines are drawn between invader and defender?

Original title: Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II

Edition #1: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994)
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Language: English

  • "An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness, personal lives and history... it's lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest." Observer
  • "Louis de Berniers is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... He has only to look into this world, one senses for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste." A. S. Byatt, Evening Standard
  • "A wonderful, hypnotic novel of fabulous scope and tremendous iridescent charm - and you can quote me." Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994)

ISBN: 0099288028

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