The English Patient is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Michael Ondaatje that was first published in 1992. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Almásy, and important quotes.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of The English Patient, chapter by chapter break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in The English Patient and in-depth analyses of Almásy, Hana, and Kip.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The English Patient, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of The English Patient with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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