The English Patient is a novel set in an Italian villa near the end of WWII and follows the lives of those staying there. Hana, a nurse, a mysterious burned man, her patient, Caravaggio, a former spy, and Kip, an Indian soldier from the British army, are the main characters whose lives are explored in the narrative. As the story unfolds, we learn of each personís struggles during the war and watch as they learn to live with both themselves and the destruction WWII has caused.

Summary of The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

Below is a list of The English Patient Cliff Notes and The English Patient SparkNotes. Not looking for a The English Patient summary? Search above for 5000 other chapter summaries, curated from popular sites like SparkNotes and Cliff Notes.

The English Patient Chapter Summaries (Free)

1SparkNotes

Review: The most popular website for book notes. SparkNotes was created by students for students, and their summaries are accessible and extremely well-written. Besides the usual plot overview, chapter summaries, and character analysis, SparkNotes differentiates itself with a section discussing themes, motifs, and symbols.