Leopard, The: Revised and with new material

Archibald Colquhoun, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 06-09-2007

£9.99

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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Description

The Leopard is a modern classic which tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.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. ‘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’ IndependentINCLUDES RECENTLY DISCOVERED NEW MATERIAL

Additional information

Weight 0.192 kg
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 272