Louis de Berieres - Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780749397548
25th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction by the author.
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 fiancé 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?
- Format : Slightly Thicker 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1994 (This 25th Anniversary Edition 2019 - Vintage)
- ISBN : 9780749397548
- SKU : B003002
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Louis de Bernières 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.
'A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy' - Daily Mail.
'Stunning. A high-spirited historical romance . . . remarkable.' - New York Times Book Review.
'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.' - The 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.
'Louis de Bernieres presents the story of a doomed love that endures many decades, and though you have to run with some fairly unlikely behaviour in order to push this storyline to its ultimate conclusion I defy any reader not to feel a warm glow at the end. The love story though is perhaps the least of it. What de Berniers captures well is the beauty of Greece and her people - their pride, their courage, their warmth and kindness and generosity - even today the poorest of the poor will share their food with a total stranger.' - Google Review.
Louis de Bernières is an English novelist. He is known for his 1994 historical war novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin. In 1993 de Bernières was selected as one of the "20 Best of Young British Novelists", part of a promotion in Granta magazine.
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