Corelli's Mandolin

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Corelli's Mandolin

A Novel

Louis de Bernieres, Stephen Lang

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Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, Corelli's Mandolin is the story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history.  The place is the Greek island of Cephallonia, where gods once dabbled in the affairs of men and the local saint periodically rises from his sarcophagus to cure the mad.  Then the tide of World War II rolls onto the island's shores in the form of the conquering Italian army.

Caught in the occupation are Pelagia, a willful, beautiful young woman, and the two suitors vying for her love:  Mandras, a gentle fisherman turned ruthless guerilla, and the charming, mandolin-playing Captain Corelli, a reluctant officer of the Italian garrison on the island.  Rich with loyalties and betrayals, and set against a landscape where the factual blends seamlessly with the fantastic, Corelli's Mandolin is a passionate novel as rich in ideas as it is genuinely moving.


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Louis de Bernieres:
Louis de Bernières is the author of many award-winning novels, including Birds Without Wings, Corelli’s Mandolin, The Dust That Falls from Dreams, Notwithstanding, A Partisan’s Daughter, Red Dog, Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, and The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts. Selected by Granta as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993, de Bernières lives in England. www.louisdebernieres.co.uk

Stephen Lang has appeared on Broadway in Death of a SalesmanA Few Good Men, and Wait Until Dark. His films include GettysburgTombstone, and Last Exit to Brooklyn. He has also narrated many audiobooks, such as Corelli’s Mandolin, several Michael Crichton novels, and Gods and Generals, of which he also starred in the film version.


Louis de Bernières is the author of many award-winning novels, including Birds Without Wings, Corelli’s Mandolin, The Dust That Falls from Dreams, Notwithstanding, A Partisan’s Daughter, Red Dog, Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, and The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts. Selected by Granta as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993, de Bernières lives in England. www.louisdebernieres.co.uk

Stephen Lang has appeared on Broadway in Death of a SalesmanA Few Good Men, and Wait Until Dark. His films include GettysburgTombstone, and Last Exit to Brooklyn. He has also narrated many audiobooks, such as Corelli’s Mandolin, several Michael Crichton novels, and Gods and Generals, of which he also starred in the film version.

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