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Extravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, this rich and lyrical, heartbreaking and hilarious novel has been widely hailed as a classic. Set on ...Show synopsisExtravagant, inventive, emotionally sweeping, this rich and lyrical, heartbreaking and hilarious novel has been widely hailed as a classic. Set on the peaceful island of Cephallonia, just as the horrors of World War II reach its remote shores, Corelli's Mandolin is "an exuberant mixture of history and romance, written with a wit that is incandescent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review.Hide synopsis
The author's later book, "Birds without Wings" was set in Turkey during WW1. This one is set in Greece during WW2. One character is the same. Bernieres is a magnificent writer, combining humor and pathos in equal measure.
Don't be put off by the movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin," which cheapens and ...
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