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Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. The dramatic sweep and richness of observation, the seamless intertwining of public and private worlds, and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its particular melancholy beauty and power, and place it among the greatest historical novels of our time.

Although Giuseppe di Lampedusa had long had the book in mind, he began writing it only in his late fifties; he died at age sixty, soon after the manuscript was rejected as unpublishable. In his introduction, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, Lampedusa's nephew, gives us a detailed history of the initial publication and the various editions that followed. And he includes passages Lampedusa wrote for the book that were omitted by the original Italian editors.

Here, finally, is the definitive edition of this brilliant and timeless novel.

Review:

"This tale of the decline and fall of the house of Salina, a family of Sicilian aristocrats, first appeared in 1958, but it reads more like the last 19th-century novel, a perfect evocation of a lost world." Rachel Donadio, The New York Times

Review:

"[A] masterpiece...this dense, dazzling novel, which contrasts the aging, melancholy prince Don Fabrizio with his headstrong nephew Tancredi, is one of the five or six greatest of the nineteenth century, it just happened to be written in the 1950's." New York Magazine

Synopsis:

An elegant new edition of the modern fiction classic — to be published on the 50th anniversary of di Lampedusa's death — that includes previously unpublished material by the author and an Introduction by his nephew.

Synopsis:

A classic of modern fiction. Set in the 1860s, THE LEOPARD is the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.

About the Author

Giuseppe di Lampedeusa was born in Sicily in 1896 and died in 1957. The Leopard was his only novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714795
Author:
Di Lampedusa, Giuseppe
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Translator:
Colquhoun, Archibald
Translator:
Waldman, Guido
Author:
Giuseppe di Lampedusa
Author:
Giuseppe di Lampedusa
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aristocracy (Social class)
Subject:
Aristocracy (Social class) - Sicily
Subject:
Sicily (Italy) History 1815-1870.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;italy;sicily;novel;historical fiction;italian literature;20th century;literature;classic;19th century;historical;history;garibaldi;historical novel;1950s;classics;aristocracy;narrativa italiana;nobility;literary fiction;family;revolution;sicilian;
Subject:
fiction;italy;novel;sicily;historical fiction;italian literature;20th century;literature;classic;19th century;historical;history;garibaldi;classics;historical novel;1950s;aristocracy;narrativa italiana;nobility;literary fiction;giuseppe tomasi di lampedus
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.94x5.26x.86 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375714795 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This tale of the decline and fall of the house of Salina, a family of Sicilian aristocrats, first appeared in 1958, but it reads more like the last 19th-century novel, a perfect evocation of a lost world."
"Review" by , "[A] masterpiece...this dense, dazzling novel, which contrasts the aging, melancholy prince Don Fabrizio with his headstrong nephew Tancredi, is one of the five or six greatest of the nineteenth century, it just happened to be written in the 1950's."
"Synopsis" by , An elegant new edition of the modern fiction classic — to be published on the 50th anniversary of di Lampedusa's death — that includes previously unpublished material by the author and an Introduction by his nephew.
"Synopsis" by , A classic of modern fiction. Set in the 1860s, THE LEOPARD is the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution.
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