Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Publisher details

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Author
Louis de Bernieres
Publisher
Random House
Genres
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Released
01 January, 1994

Synopsis

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?#38 in ABC My Favourite Book
Louis de Bernieres
About the author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter, a collection of storiesNotwithstanding and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

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