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Corelli's Mandolin

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ISBN13: 9780679763970
ISBN10: 067976397x
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Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, Corelli's Mandolin is the story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history.  The place is the Greek island of Cephallonia, where gods once dabbled in the affairs of men and the local saint periodically rises from his sarcophagus to cure the mad.  Then the tide of World War II rolls onto the island's shores in the form of the conquering Italian army.

Caught in the occupation are Pelagia, a willful, beautiful young woman, and the two suitors vying for her love:  Mandras, a gentle fisherman turned ruthless guerilla, and the charming, mandolin-playing Captain Corelli, a reluctant officer of the Italian garrison on the island.  Rich with loyalties and betrayals, and set against a landscape where the factual blends seamlessly with the fantastic, Corelli's Mandolin is a passionate novel as rich in ideas as it is genuinely moving.

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Louis de Bernieres' novels include The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best First Book Eurasia Region, 1991), Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book Eurasia Region, 1992), and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. The author, who lives in London, was selected as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists 1993.

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Mary Jensen, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Mary Jensen)
This is an extremely absorbing and enlightening story that is both romantic and tragic, combining fictional characters in a factual historical setting. I found myself re-reading many sentences in order to savor their beauty.
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Mila, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by Mila)
Corelli's Mandolin was a surprise to me. The movie is a bit along the lines of corny romantic drama so I wasn't expecting much from the book. But it turned out to be a book read with a dictionary, internet for translations, and a very active mind. It was fantastic! Very deep philosophically, interesting characters, a lovely, twisting and turning storyline, and Bernieres used a switch in perspectives masterfully, bringing everything together in the end in a beautiful finish. I really enjoyed this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679763970
Editor:
de Bernieres, Louis
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Louis De Bernieres
Author:
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Author:
Louis de Bernires
Author:
Louis de Berni
Author:
de Bernieres, Louis
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Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Cephalonia Island (Greece) History Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
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Cephalonia Island
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;greece;historical fiction;wwii;war;romance;novel;italy;historical;love;literature;20th century;british;history;kefalonia;music;english;love story;contemporary;20th century fiction;1990s;movie;contemporary fiction;british literature;soldiers;film;o
Subject:
fiction;greece;historical fiction;wwii;war;romance;novel;italy;historical;love;literature;20th century;british;history;kefalonia;music;english;love story;contemporary;20th century fiction;1990s;movie;contemporary fiction;british literature;soldiers;film;o
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
871.
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.97 in. .81 lbs.

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