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Corelli's Mandolin (book)

2 Ratings: 5.0
by Louis de Bernieres

A captivating and mystical story of life and love during the wartime Italian occupation of the isolated Greek island of Cephallonia. Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, this rich and lyrical, heartbreaking and hilarious novel has been widely … see full wiki

Author: Louis de Bernieres
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Vintage; Later Printing edition
Date Published: August 29, 1995
2 reviews about Corelli's Mandolin (book)
review by . July 09, 2010
Corelli's Mandolin (Book)
This is an amazing novel set on the island of Cephalonia, Greece, beginning in World War II.  Cephalonia was occupied during WWII by Italian soldiers.  This is a love story between one of the soldiers (Capt. Corelli) and Pelagia, one of the Greek women in the town.  Louis de Bernieres creates a detailed, beautiful, rich story.  In addition to the charming and interesting Pelagia and Corelli, the community of Cephalonia is filled with odd and quirky characters.      …
review by . May 20, 1998
This novel has it all - great characters, the folly of war, humour, sadness and a pine marten! It is also about a very sad time that I (a fanatic history buff) knew so little about - the Italian occupation of the Greek Islands in World War Two. Take some time to lock yourself away for an all in one read - it is well worth the effort.
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