The Leopard by Lampedusa



One of those books that transports you off to a dramatic other world you didn’t know existed – despite the relative nearness in time and place. An incredibly rich evocation of a crumbling aristocratic family in 19th century Sicily.

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Lampedusa’s masterpiece is set amongst an aristocratic family facing social and political changes in the wake of Garibaldi’s invasion of Sicily in 1860. At the head of the family is the prince, Don Fabrizio. Proud and stubborn, he is accustomed to knowing his own place in the world and expects his household to be run accordingly.

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