The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

By Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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Enter the world of over-the-top Sicilian nobility: Prince Fabrizio of the Salina family must come to terms with the changing world of Italy’s politics and his family’s aristocratic bearing.

Offering historical insight into the Risorgimento, the reunification of Italy, and meditations on class structure and the beginning of the end for the class system in Italy, Lampedusa (formerly last in line for a princedom himself), creates the rare gem of a novel that encompasses its own world while showing compassion for all of its inhabitants.

Great for:

• Italian enthusiasts.
• Readers interested in stories about shifting political and social landscapes.
• Those wanting to gain entryway into both the drawing rooms and working backdrops of 19th century Sicilian life.

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