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The Resource The English patient : a novel, by Michael Ondaatje

The English patient : a novel, by Michael Ondaatje

Label
The English patient : a novel
Title
The English patient
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Ondaatje
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Booker Prize-winning novel, now a critically acclaimed major motion picture, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas. With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening
Summary
Four damaged lives converge in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last days of the war. A grieving nurse, a maimed thief, an emotionally detached Indian sapper are each haunted in a different ways by the riddle of the man they know only as the English patient. A nameless burn victim who lies swathed in bandages in an upstairs room shares his memories of the bleak North African desert, explorers' caves and Bedouin tribesmen, forbidden love, and of annihilating anger. The consequences of the mysteries they reveal leave all the characters forever changed.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booker Prize, 1992.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1993.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1992.
  • Trillium Book Award, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048106
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR9199.3.O5
  • PS8579.N38
LC item number
  • E54 1993
  • E54 1993
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The English patient : a novel, by Michael Ondaatje
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Publication
Contents
  • 67
  • IV
  • South Cairo 1930-1938
  • 131
  • V
  • Katharine
  • 147
  • VI
  • A Buried Plane
  • 159
  • I
  • VII
  • In Situ
  • 179
  • VIII
  • The Holy Forest
  • 205
  • IX
  • The Cave of Swimmers
  • 227
  • X
  • The Villa
  • August
  • 263
  • 1
  • II
  • In Near Ruins
  • 25
  • III
  • Sometime a Fire
Control code
572136
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780679745204
Lccn
93010492
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27896454
  • (OCoLC)27896454
Label
The English patient : a novel, by Michael Ondaatje
Link
Publication
Contents
  • 67
  • IV
  • South Cairo 1930-1938
  • 131
  • V
  • Katharine
  • 147
  • VI
  • A Buried Plane
  • 159
  • I
  • VII
  • In Situ
  • 179
  • VIII
  • The Holy Forest
  • 205
  • IX
  • The Cave of Swimmers
  • 227
  • X
  • The Villa
  • August
  • 263
  • 1
  • II
  • In Near Ruins
  • 25
  • III
  • Sometime a Fire
Control code
572136
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780679745204
Lccn
93010492
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27896454
  • (OCoLC)27896454

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