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Corelli's mandolin / Louis De Bernières.

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  • ISBN: 9780307518217 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307518213 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (437 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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 Cephalonia, 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 guerrilla, and the charming, mandolin-playing Captain Corelli, a reluctant officer of the Italian garrison on the island.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Cephalonia (Greece : Municipality) > Fiction.
FICTION / General.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.
Electronic books.

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