Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780679745204

The English Patient

Ondaatje, Michael

Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780679745204: The English Patient

With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companions—and whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Haunting and harrowing, as beautiful as it is disturbing, The English Patient tells the story of the entanglement of four damaged lives in an Italian monastery as World War II ends. The exhausted nurse, Hana; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burn victim who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning. In lyrical prose informed by a poetic consciousness, Michael Ondaatje weaves these characters together, pulls them tight, then unravels the threads with unsettling acumen.

A book that binds readers of great literature, The English Patient garnered the Booker Prize for author Ondaatje. The poet and novelist has also written In the Skin of a Lion, Coming Through Slaughter and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; two collections of poems, The Cinnamon Peeler and There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do; and a memoir, Running in the Family.

From the Publisher:

"A rare and spellbinding web of dreams."
-- Time magazine

"A magically told novel...ravishing...many-layered."
--Los Angeles Times

"Profound, beautiful and heart-quickening."
--Toni Morrison

"Lyrical.... An exquisite ballet that takes place in the dark." --Boston Sunday Globe

"A tale of many pleasures--an intensely theatrical tour de force but grounded in Michael Ondaatje's strong feeling for distant times and places."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A poetry of smoke and mirrors."
--Washington Post Book World

"It is an adventure, mystery, romance, and philosophical novel in one.... Michael Ondaatje is a novelist with the heart of a poet."
--Chicago Tribune

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 2.99

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M004H87

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Vintage Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dionysos Books
(New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New book. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0074002

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.79
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Paperback Nov 30, 1993 Quantity Available: 1
Seller
vladimir belskiy
(alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback Nov 30, 1993. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # col tainik 5815

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Vintage Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
TR Enterprises
(Ballston Spa, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Unread book in excellent condition, may have slight shelf wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Choose expedited shipping for faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # EW011114127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0679745203

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Vintage Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0679745203

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A. (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Josephine Dibenedetto - Bookseller
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1993. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004912

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Random House Inc (1993)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Inc, 1993. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780679745204

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Random House USA Inc (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Quantity Available: 16
Seller
PBShop.co.uk Ltd
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, 1996. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780679745204

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ondaatje, Michael Author
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0679745203 ISBN 13: 9780679745204
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 201 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Michael Ondaatje s three previous novels have each been met with the highest praise: for their startling narrative inventiveness, the richness of their imagery and emotion, and the spellbinding quality of their language. When In the Skin of a Lion was published in 1987, Carolyn Kizer, writing in The New York Times Book Review, called Ondaatje a beautiful writer. brilliantly gifted. And Tom Clark wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that Ondaatje handles fiction with the deceptive touch of a magician. Now, with The English Patient, he gives us his most stunningly original and lyric novel yet. During the final moments of World War II, in a deserted Italian villa, four people come together: a young nurse, her will broken, all her energy focused on her last, dying patient, a man in whom she has seen something she wanted to learn, to grow into and hide in. . the patient: an unknown Englishman, survivor of a plane crash, his mind awash with a life s worth of secrets and passions . a thief whose skills have made him one of the war s heroes, and one of its casualties . an Indian soldier in the British army, an expert at bomb disposal whose three years at war have taught him that the only thing safe is himself. Slowly, they begin to reveal themselves to each other, the stories of their pasts and of the present unfolding in scene after haunting scene, taking us into the Sahara, the English countryside, down the streets of London during the Blitz, into the makeshift army hospitals of Italy, and through the battered gardens and rooms of the villa. And with these stories, Ondaatje weaves a complex tapestry of image and emotion, recollection and observation: the paths anddetails of four diverse lives caught and changed and now inextricably connected by the brutal, improbable circumstances of war. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780679745204

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book