ISBN 9780749397548,CAPTAIN CORELLI's MANDOLIN

CAPTAIN CORELLI's MANDOLIN

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ISBN 9780749397548
Publisher

Vintage

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780749397548

ISBN-10 0749397543
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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 conscien-tious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consumate musician. when the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiance 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 About the Author Louis de Berni?res is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent novel is nA Partisan?s Daughter Table of Contents Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste','An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothnes s between joy and bleakness, personal lives and history... it's lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest','A master of haunted realism. His best novel yet. He deals with death and love and tragedy...This is a novel to be prized',A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy,Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a wonderful, hypnotic novel of fabulous scope and tremendous, iridescent charm - and you can quote me
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