Auf der griechischen Insel Kephallonia im Ionischen Meer spielt diese Geschichte, eine Geschichte von Treue und Verrat, Leben, Tod und Liebe in den Zeiten des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Hauptfigur ist die schöne Palagia, die plötzlich zwischen zwei Männern steht: dem jungen Fischer Mandras, der sich den Partisanen anschließt, und dem Kommandeur der italienischen Besatzungstruppen Antonio Corelli, der die Frauen und die Musik inniger liebt, als den militärischen Drill. The well-loved, bestselling story of love, history and heroism.
THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER.
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 consumate 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?
"A tall tale and a serious work of literature its reputation suggests that one should read it, and so far I would have to agree" Nigel Rodenhurst Times Higher Education
1941 and a young Italian officer is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying force. Although he is initially ostracised by the locals in time he wins them over with his humour, civility and, more especially, his music. Pelagia, the daughter of the doctor who Corelli is billeted to, is engaged to a fisherman who can call up dolphins, but when her fiance joins the resistance and cannot be reached, an eternal triangle seems unavoidable. "An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness...it is lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest" >The Observer<. Minerva.