Captain Corelli s Mandolin

The novel follows their adventures as Italy switches sides, the Germans invade and the war turns into a free for all.

Author: Louis De Bernières

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 9780099422044

Category: Cephalonia (Greece : Municipality)

Page: 534

View: 899

A tragicomedy on a Greek island during World War II. The hero is Antonio Corelli, a mandolin-playing captain of the occupying Italian army, the heroine is Pelagia Iannis, daughter of a local doctor, who is engaged to a Greek resistance leader, Corelli's enemy. The novel follows their adventures as Italy switches sides, the Germans invade and the war turns into a free for all.

Corelli s Mandolin

The acclaimed story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history: "An exuberant mixture of history and romance, written with a wit that is incandescent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Author: Louis de Bernieres

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307518213

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 735

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.

Captain Corelli s Mandolin

Carlo had not arrived with the car to pick up Captain Corelli, because it had broken down some kilometres from the village. After kicking the car a number of times, Carlo had set off on foot towards the village.

Author:

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292309903

Category: Readers (Secondary)

Page: 122

View: 917


Captain Corelli s Mandolin

The Captain sprang to his feet. 'I am Captain Antonio Corelli, but you may call me maestro if you wish, and this . . .' he took Carlo by the arm '. . . is one of our heroes. He has a hundred medals for saving life, and none for taking ...

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446499200

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 627

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

Captain Corelli s Mandolin

The well-loved, bestselling story of love, history and heroism.

Author: Louis De Bernieres

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781784702434

Category:

Page: 544

View: 369

The well-loved, bestselling story of love, history and heroism. THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER. 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 consumate musician. When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé -- and members 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?

Encyclopedia of British Writers 1800 to the Present

In addition to writing, de Bernières plays the flute, guitar, and mandolin, sometimes touring with the musical group Antonius Players. He lives in Norfolk. Critical Analysis With the 1994 publication of Captain Corelli's Mandolin ...

Author: George Stade

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 593

View: 583

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide biographical and critical information on major and lesser-known nineteenth- and twentieth-century British writers, and includes articles on key schools of literature, and genres.

Captain Corelli s Mandolin

With Nicholas Cage as Captain Corelli, John Hurt as Dr Iannis, Penelope Cruz as Pelagia, and Christian Bale as Mandras.

Author: Shawn Slovo

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN:

Category: Captain Corelli's mandolin. (Motion picture)

Page: 118

View: 951

With Nicholas Cage as Captain Corelli, John Hurt as Dr Iannis, Penelope Cruz as Pelagia, and Christian Bale as Mandras. 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 ostracized 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 civilized, humorous – and a consummate musician. When the local doctor’s daughter’s letter to her fiancé – and members 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?

Geographies of Mobilities Practices Spaces Subjects

(Thomson 2005) As fans of Captain Corelli's Mandolin will undoubtedly know, Kefalonia consists of peaceful bays, tiny hillside villages, sleepy harbours and, also, some wonderful beach resorts. (MyTravel 2005) Kefalonia is a haven for ...

Author: Dr Peter Merriman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488918

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 497

Over the past fifteen years or so, there has been a widespread and increasing fascination with the theme of mobility across the social sciences and humanities. Of course, geographers have always had an interest in mobility, but as yet they have not viewed this in the same 'mobility turn' as in other disciplines where it has been used to critique the standard approaches to the subjects. This text brings together leading academics to provide a revitalised 'geography of mobilities' informed by this wider 'mobility turn'. It makes connections between the seemingly disparate sub-disciplinary worlds of migration, transport and tourism, suggesting that each has much to learn from each other through the ontological and epistemological concern for mobility.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2004

С Captain Corelli's Mandolin ** cine , she is smarter than the other village R , 127 m . , 2001 women , and when , earlier , she falls in love with the muscular , handsome Mandras ( ChrisNicolas Cage ( Captain Antonio Corelli ) ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740738340

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 988

View: 185

A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2001 to mid-June 2003 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," and more. Original.

Captain Corelli s mandolin and the Latin trilogy

This collection brings together music played by Captain Corelli himself and original pieces evoking the sounds and events of the book and of 3 earlier novels, the `Latin Trilogy', by Louis de Bernieres.

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571520923

Category: Music

Page: 29

View: 188

This collection brings together music played by Captain Corelli himself and original pieces evoking the sounds and events of the book and of 3 earlier novels, the `Latin Trilogy', by Louis de Bernieres. Mandolin music by Beethoven and Hummel is idiomatically arranged for piano by Richard Harris and contrasted with Neapolitan songs, folk songs from Latin America and Greece, and music by Stephen Warbeck.