The Leopard: A Novel

The Leopard: A Novel

Set within the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding tale of a decadent, loss of life Sicilian aristocracy threatened by way of the upcoming forces of democracy and revolution. The dramatic sweep and richness of remark, the seamless intertwining of private and non-private worlds, and the take hold of of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its specific depression good looks and gear, and position it one of the maximum ancient novels of our time.

Although Giuseppe di Lampedusa had lengthy had the publication in brain, he all started writing it in basic terms in his past due fifties; he died at age sixty, quickly after the manuscript used to be rejected as unpublishable. In his creation, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, Lampedusa's nephew, supplies us an in depth background of the preliminary e-book and some of the variations that undefined. And he comprises passages Lampedusa wrote for the ebook that have been passed over via the unique Italian editors.

Here, ultimately, is the definitive variation of this superb and undying novel.

(Translated from the Italian via Archibald Colquhoun.)

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