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A story of family and legacy set against the backdrop of Italian unification by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Prince Fabrizio of Salina holds sway over peasants and aristocrats on the island of Sicily, the high priest of a fading, opulent world. The disconcerting present lands on his shores in the form of Garibaldi and the Redshirts, necessitating a choice for Fabrizio – should he cling to the past or embrace change? Ruination and decay, love and death, these are the things that occupy Lampedusa in The Leopard, a work written with such poetry and feeling that it is often called one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. This copy is a First UK edition first printing, published by Collins and Harvill Press in 1960.
Title: The Leopard
Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Publisher: Collins and Harvill Press
Year Printed: 1960
Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is damage to the spine, to the front cover and to the back cover of the dust jacket. There is also damage to the spine of the book cover. There is also some foxing of the pages and an inscription on the first page. Book includes the original dust jacket.
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