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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Paperback)

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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 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

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 01/05/1995 ISBN-13: 9780749397548  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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This is an outstanding story about war. Subtle. nothing black and white even if there are some pretty gruesome episodes. But neither party is presented has being the devil incarnate. There is also the love story between Pelagia and the Captain which continues after a 40 years interruption.Very human all along. Beautifully written in a rather dispassionate way

- 25/11/2016
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