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Unformatted text preview: ABC Amber LIT Converter http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html ABC Amber LIT Converter http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html FBP9: V1.1 (lit) Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres Probably one of the best books I've read recently. Beautifully written, the scenes with the Mine and the Snails are some of the most humorous and lyrically romantic I've ever come across, and those of the war as cynically practical about the real atrocities of war as anything I've read. Both are more powerful for their proximity to each other. The only thing I don't like is the ending, which is just soppy! It was nice to proof in UK English for a change (and quite a lot of Greek!). ..Enjoy. ..AFB Cover It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek Island of Cephallonia 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 - 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? Introduction `Captain Corelli's Mandolin is an emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness, personal lives and history . .. it's lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest' OBSERVER `Louis de Berniers 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' A.S. BYATT - EVENING STANDARD ABC Amber LIT Converter http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html ABC Amber LIT Converter http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html `Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a wonderful, hypnotic novel of fabulous scope and tremendous iridescent charm - and you can quote me' JOSEPH HELLER `A true diamond of a novel, glinting with comedy and tragedy DAILY MAIL About the Author Louis de Berniers' first three novels are The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best First Book Eurasia Region, 1 991), Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book Eurasia Region, 199?) and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. The author, who lives in London, was selected as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. Captain Corelli's Mandolin won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book, 1995. ALSO BY LOUIS DE BERNIERES The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN Louis de Berniers To my mother and father, who in different places and in different ways fought against the Fascists and the Nazis, lost many of their closest friends, and were never thanked....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2011 for the course ENGLISH LI 067 taught by Professor Erden during the Fall '11 term at Halmstad.
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