ISBN 9781784870010,Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781784870010

ISBN-10 1784870013


Number of Pages 560 Pages
Language (English)

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. 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 soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consummate musician. When the local doctors daughters 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?