Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during World War II, this novel explores the lives of the island's inhabitants as they experience the war's harsh realities. The narrative primarily focuses on the love story between a local woman and an Italian captain, who is part of the occupying forces. As the war progresses, the characters are forced to confront their beliefs, their relationships, and their identities, all while grappling with the devastating impacts of the conflict.

The 959th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 565

Since this book was first published in 1994, there is a penalty of 32.0%. The age adjusted score is 384.2.

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