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Captain Corellis Mandolin

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Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, Captain 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, Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a passionate novel as rich in ideas as it is genuinely moving.

Synopsis:

1941 and a young Italian officer is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying force. Although he is initially ostracised by the locals in time he wins them over with his humour, civility and, more especially, his music. Pelagia, the daughter of the doctor who Corelli is billeted to, is engaged to a fisherman who can call up dolphins, but when her fiance joins the resistance and cannot be reached, an eternal triangle seems unavoidable. "An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness...it is lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest" >The Observer<. Minerva.

About the Author

Among Louis de Berni&egrave;res bestselling novels are Captain Corellis Mandolin, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, Se&ntilde;or Vivo and the Coca Lord and The War of Don Emmanuels Nether Parts. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780749397548
Author:
De Bernieres, Louis
Publisher:
Minerva
Author:
Louis De Bernieres
Author:
De Bernieres
Author:
de Bernieres, Louis
Author:
Louis de Bernires
Author:
Louis
Location:
London
Subject:
Musicians
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Young women
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Soldiers
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Italians
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World War, 19
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Cephalonia Island
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General Fiction
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
fiction;greece;historical fiction;wwii;war;romance;novel;italy;love;historical;literature;20th century;british;history;kefalonia;music;english;love story;contemporary;20th century fiction;1990s;contemporary fiction;british literature;soldiers;film;movie;o
Subject:
fiction;greece;historical fiction;wwii;war;romance;novel;italy;love;historical;literature;20th century;british;history;kefalonia;music;english;love story;contemporary;20th century fiction;1990s;contemporary fiction;british literature;soldiers;film;movie;o
Subject:
fiction;greece;historical fiction;wwii;war;romance;novel;italy;love;historical;literature;20th century;british;history;kefalonia;music;english;love story;contemporary;20th century fiction;1990s;contemporary fiction;british literature;soldiers;film;movie;o
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19970804
Binding:
Undefined
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
534 p.
Dimensions:
7.7 x 4.9 x 1.1 in .6913 lb

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Product details 534 p. pages RANDOM HOUSE TRADE - English 9780749397548 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 1941 and a young Italian officer is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying force. Although he is initially ostracised by the locals in time he wins them over with his humour, civility and, more especially, his music. Pelagia, the daughter of the doctor who Corelli is billeted to, is engaged to a fisherman who can call up dolphins, but when her fiance joins the resistance and cannot be reached, an eternal triangle seems unavoidable. "An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness...it is lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest" >The Observer<. Minerva.
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