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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
After a badly burned pilot is pulled from the wreckage of his plane in the Sahara Desert, he's placed in the care of an army nurse and identified only as "the English patient". As his memory slowly returns, a passionate and consuming love affair with a married woman is unveiled, and lives from both the past and the present become inextricably altered
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.
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.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.O5
LC item number
E54 1992
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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The English patient : a novel, by Michael Ondaatje
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Contents
  • The Cave of Swimmers
  • August
  • The Villa
  • In Near Ruins
  • Sometime a Fire
  • South Cairo 1930-1938
  • Katharine
  • A Buried Plane
  • In Situ
  • The Holy Forest
Control code
78822
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780679416784
Lccn
92053089
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25675955
  • (OCoLC)25675955
Label
The English patient : a novel, by Michael Ondaatje
Link
Publication
Contents
  • The Cave of Swimmers
  • August
  • The Villa
  • In Near Ruins
  • Sometime a Fire
  • South Cairo 1930-1938
  • Katharine
  • A Buried Plane
  • In Situ
  • The Holy Forest
Control code
78822
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780679416784
Lccn
92053089
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25675955
  • (OCoLC)25675955

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