Random House, Inc. 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. The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Louis de Bernieres's Corelli's Mandolin . We hope they will give you a number of angles from which to look at this rich and exciting novel.
Baker & Taylor A fifty-year epic follows the lives of the residents of the Greek island Cephallonia, exploring their peaceful, remote experiences before the onset of the Second World War. Reissue. 150,000 first printing. (A Universal/Miramax film entitled Captain Corelli's Mandolin, directed by John Madden, premiering Fall 2001, starring Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, & John Hurt) (Historical Fiction)
Baker & Taylor The idyllic world of the Greek island of Cephallonia is forever changed by the inexorable changes of World War II, as the inhabitants struggle to cope with the Axis invasion and occupation