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The Resource The English patient, Michael Ondaatje

The English patient, Michael Ondaatje

Label
The English patient
Title
The English patient
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
At the end of World War II, the lives of four people--a young American nurse; her dying English patient; a handless American thief; and an Indian soldier in the British army--intertwine in a deserted Italian villa.
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ondaatje, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
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
  • Adultery
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The English patient, Michael Ondaatje
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780679745204
Lccn
92053089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 25675955
  • 164187
Label
The English patient, Michael Ondaatje
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780679745204
Lccn
92053089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 25675955
  • 164187

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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