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The English patient, a novel by Michael Ondaatje

Label
The English patient
Title
The English patient
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Michael Ondaatje
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The stories of four people reveal themselves during the final moments of World War II in a deserted Italian villa
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
Citation source
  • Wilson's Fiction
  • Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.)
  • Publisher's Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ondaatje, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
LC call number
PR9199.3.O5
LC item number
E54 1992
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The English patient, a novel by Michael Ondaatje
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13952279
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780679416784
Lccn
92053089 //r92
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (InCu)1D39884ED18F11D684F400E018312359
  • (IMchF)fol00458801
Label
The English patient, a novel by Michael Ondaatje
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13952279
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780679416784
Lccn
92053089 //r92
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (InCu)1D39884ED18F11D684F400E018312359
  • (IMchF)fol00458801

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