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
A small cargo plane will come down to land, slipping from the level of the horizon. It tips its wings within desert light and then sound stops, it drifts to earth. The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian villa Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories. The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire - a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair
Member of
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
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ondaatje, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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, Michael Ondaatje
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hfqh7z9
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn887677385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408820384
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hfqh7z9
Label
The English patient, Michael Ondaatje
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hfqh7z9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn887677385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408820384
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hfqh7z9

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