Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Front Cover
Random House, Oct 31, 2011 - Fiction - 560 pages
75 Reviews

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 consummate musician.

When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé - a member 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?

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
42
4 stars
25
3 stars
6
2 stars
2
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

This was a very touching story that was a mixture of romance and history and I enjoyed it very much. The characters are the type that will stay with you for a long time. I thought it was very well ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

What a beautifully written book! I wept; I laughed out loud; I was furious; I was anxious and worried; I gasped in horror; I smiled secret smiles; I rejoiced; I LOVED. All the characters, even the ... Read full review

All 12 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Louis de Bernières is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. His most recent novels are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter.

Bibliographic information