The Leopard (Paperback)
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The Leopard (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 06/09/2007
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One of the finest novels of the 20th century, Lampedusa’s tour de force documents the collapse of an old order and the emergence of the new. Set in 1860 and detailing the explosion of revolutionary troops into the opulent world of the Sicilian aristocracy, The Leopard captures a very precise political and cultural moment and succeeds in making it timeless.

Waterstones Rediscovered Classic for September 2015

Includes recently discovered new material. 

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.

-          The best-selling novel in Italian history and one of the most influential novels of the last hundred years.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099512158
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: Revised edition


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 

'Perhaps the greatest novel of the century.' - L.P. Hartley

'One of the great lonely books...not a historical novel, but a novel which happens to take place in history.' - E.M. Forster

'The poetry of Lampedusa's novel flows into the Sicilian countryside...a work of great artistry.' - Peter Ackroy

‘A masterpiece.' - The Independent

'Perhaps the greatest novel of the century.' - L.P. Hartley

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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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