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The Leopard By Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

The Leopard
by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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As the head of the aristocratic family, Don Fabrizio is accustomed to knowing his own place in the world and expects his household to run accordingly. He is aware of the changes which are rapidly making men obsolete but he remains attached to the old ways. But Don Fabrizio will make few accommodations for the modern world.
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The Leopard Summary

The Leopard: Revised and with new material by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Tomasi's style is evocative of social change in this mid 19th century classic. NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMATISATION FOR RADIO 4 - AVAILABLE ON BBC SOUNDS In the spring of 1860, Fabrizio, the charismatic Prince of Salina, still rules over thousands of acres and hundreds of people, including his own numerous family, in mingled splendour and squalor. Then comes Garibaldi's landing in Sicily and the Prince must decide whether to resist the forces of change or come to terms with them. INCLUDES RECENTLY DISCOVERED NEW MATERIAL

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The Leopard Reviews

"There is a great feeling of opulence, decay, love and death about it" -- Rick Stein
"Every once in a while, like certain golden moments of happiness, infinitely memorable, one stumbles on a book or a writer, and the impact is like an indelible mark. Lampedusa's The Leopard, his only novel, and a masterpiece, is such a work" * Independent *
"Perhaps the greatest novel of the century" -- L.P. Hartley
"One of the great lonely books...not a historical novel, but a novel which happens to take place in history" -- E.M. Forster
"The poetry of Lampedusa's novel flows into the Sicilian countryside...a work of great artistry" -- Peter Ackroyd

About Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was a Sicilian nobleman, Duke of Parma and Prince of Lampedusa. He was born in Palermo in 1896 and died in Rome in 1957. He lived the life of a literary dilettante, was familiar with the great literatures of the world, and was widely travelled. Much of Lampedusa's other work is collected in The Siren and Other Writings (Harvill).

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The Leopard: Revised and with new material by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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