Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 405g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009954086X
  • 9780099540861
  • 54,956

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"Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a wonderful, hypnotic novel of fabulous scope and tremendous, iridescent charm - and you can quote me"
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"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 * "Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a wonderful, hypnotic novel of fabulous scope and tremendous, iridescent charm - and you can quote me" -- Joseph Heller
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About Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. His most recent novels are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter.
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69,340 ratings
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