The Leopard (Vintage Classic Europeans Series) - Vintage Classic Europeans Series (Paperback)
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The Leopard (Vintage Classic Europeans Series) - Vintage Classic Europeans Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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The Vintage Classics Europeans series - with covers provided by textile design firm Wallace Sewell, these are must-have editions of European masterpieces, celebrating the warp and weft of a shared literary treasury


It is the spring of 1869 and there is talk of revolution in Sicily, by day the rattle of firing squads and by night the flickering lights of bonfires lit by rebel bands. Prince Fabrizio knows that beneath these outward signs of transformation, the sensuality, languor and corruption of his native land will never change. But can his family's ancient power endure? Lampedusa's macabre myth remains astounding relevant, reflecting any modern edifice of power and money just as surely as it shows us a corner of Italy long ago.


TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN BY ARCHIBALD COLQUHOUN


'Beguiling...irresistible...The Leopard will continue to ensnare minds, and not only in Italy' Guardian

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784874988
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 216 x 153 x 20 mm


MEDIA 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 *
The poetry of Lampedusa's novel flows into the Sicilian countryside...a work of great artistry -- Peter Ackroyd
A great book * Observer *

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“The Leopard ”

A very important book. Easy to read in spite of the many Italian names. A very good insight into the final stages of the unification of Italy.

Paperback edition
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“Magnum Opus”

Undoubtedly a magnum opus. Lampedusa produces a pulsating, vibrant, rigorous and dynamic evocation of Sicily amidst the tempestuous backdrop of Italian unification. Don fabrizio, the melancholic and erudite Prince of... More

Hardback edition
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The oaks

“Sicily revisited”

An extra-ordinary, beautifully written if slightly unbalanced book which shares values with Waugh's Brideshead Revisited as both nostalgically chronicle the death of the aristocratic way of life. I say unbalanced... More

Paperback edition
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