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Captain Corelli's Mandolin : Vintage Classics - Louis de Bernieres

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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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 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?

About the Author

Louis de Bernieres 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 A Partisan's Daughter

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written
  • Worth the crying

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    I truly loved this book. I loved the characters and the story. I cried so much while reading it but I would buy it again and again. It is worth the cry.

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    "A tall tale and a serious work of literature...its reputation suggests that one "should" read it, and so far I would have to agree" -- Nigel Rodenhurst Times Higher Education "A wonderful epic novel" The Times "Louis de Bernieres is the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... His novel will give pleasure to all sorts of readers" -- A.S. Byatt Evening Standard "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 "A master of haunted realism. His best novel yet. He deals with death and love and tragedy... This is a novel to be prized" Daily Mail

    ISBN: 9780099540861
    ISBN-10: 009954086X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 560
    Published: 4th February 2010
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.9
    Weight (kg): 0.38
    Edition Number: 1