The Leopard

byGiuseppe Tomasi Di LampedusaTranslated byArchibald ColquhounIntroduction byDavid Gilmour

October 15, 1991|
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
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The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa''s great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality. The book he inhabits shares his dimensions in its evocation of an aristocracy confronting democratic upheaval and the new force of nationalism. In the decades since its publication shortly after the author''s death in 1957, The Leopard has come to be regarded as the twentieth century''s greatest historical fiction.

Introduction by David Gilmour; Translation by Archibald Colquhoun

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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was born in Palermo, Italy in 1896. With the commencement of the First World War he found himself fighting in the battle of Caporetto, from which he was captured and taken prisoner by the Austro-Hungarian army. He eventually escaped and returned to Italy. Although he did produce other works, he is most know...
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Title:The Leopard
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:248 pages, 8.33 X 5.16 X 1.01 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.33 X 5.16 X 1.01 in
Published:October 15, 1991
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679407577

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