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Captain Corelli's Mandolin By Louis de Bernieres

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR'A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy' Daily MailIt is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces.
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR 'A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy' Daily Mail 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 over time he proves himself to be civilised, humorous - and a consummate musician. When Pelagia, the local doctor's daughter, finds her letters to her fiance go unanswered, Antonio and Pelagia draw close and 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? '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' Evening Standard

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"A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy" * Daily Mail *
"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 *
"Stunning... A high-spirited historical romance...remarkable." * New York Times Book Review *
"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" * Observer *
"A wonderful epic novel...it has made him a name to conjure with. Both on the large and the small scale it is an absorbing and memorable book...the sweep, invention and warmth of the novel carries one effortlessly along" -- Derwent May * The Times *

About Louis de Bernieres


Louis de Bernieres is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

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GOR000505613
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Louis de Bernieres
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-05-01
544
0749397543
9780749397548
Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book 1995 Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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