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

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Paperback 560 Pages
Published: 01/05/1995
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Waterstones Says

de Bernieres’ evocative novel is both love story and social realism, sun-bleached elegy for the Greek islands and bomb-blasted condemnation of war. A sweeping examination of love’s ’eternal triangle’ set in wartime Cephalonia, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a literary gem that has become a popular classic.

**AS SEEN ON BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS**

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 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?

'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

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780749397548
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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“Slow Burner but Don't Stop!”

An emotional tale of love and family in a difficult time of war and poverty. Bernieres captures many different personalities and points of view to create an empathetic, well rounded novel. It picked up about half way... More

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“Captain Corelli's Mandolin”

Set in Kefalonia, Greece, this is an emotional and captivating tale of a couple and their history. A wondrous book, just perfect!

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“All Time Favourite”

More than any other, the book that made me seriously think about becoming a writer. I remember being in awe of the way De Bernieres handles so many different characters, some historical, some his own, deftly... More

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