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  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099540861
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $14.99

Captain Corelli's Mandolin




A new classics edition of this enduringly popular novel.

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 fiancé - 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?

  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099540861
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis 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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Praise for Captain Corelli's Mandolin

A wonderful epic novel

The Times

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

Brims with all the grand topics of literature - love and death, heroism and skull-duggery, humor and pathos, not to mention art and religion... A good old-fashioned novel

Washington Post Book World

An exuberant mixture of history and romance, written with a wit that is incandescent

Los Angeles Times Book Review

Stunning...a high-spirited historical romance... Remarkable

New York Times Book Review

Louis de Bernières 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

A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy

Daily Mail

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