Captain Corelli's Mandolin

by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 109
| 6 total contributions of which 6 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
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 conscien-tious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main ...Continua
fran_ces
Wrote 5/14/18
A pearl of contemporary literature
My great uncle was an Italian soldier in Greece during WWII. The only words he said about it was that after the armistice he made it home, somehow. This humorous and sentimental novel takes the reader to Cephalonia initially occupied by the Italian t...Continua
princess
Wrote 9/3/12

I read it around 13 years ago while I was pregnant and it made me cry and laugh. It's written in a very skillful way.The author reminds me of the Italian writer Umberto Eco.

Simona7880
Wrote 10/21/11
I liked the most of the book, it made me think about my grandfather that spent 6 years in Greece for the mad ambitions of a dictator. Unfortunately the ending is not worthy of the rest of the story... "At their head perspired Captain Antonio Corelli...Continua
I studied this for English Literature A2 and the first time I read it I couldn't stand it. However, I really enjoyed analysing it and I found it a lot more interesting the second, third and forth times round. It has a lot of hidden messages and Louis...Continua
Texas Cat
Wrote 4/12/08

Fantastic Book! Funny, sad and interesting. Could not put it down!


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