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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
Title
The English patient
Statement of responsibility
a novel 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
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
Intended audience
910L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS8579.N38
LC item number
E54 1993
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Historical fiction
  • War stories
  • Italy
  • 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
219014
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780679745204
Lccn
93010492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679745204
  • (OCoLC)27896454
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
219014
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780679745204
Lccn
93010492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679745204
  • (OCoLC)27896454

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