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The Leopard
Di Lampedusa, Giuseppe T., Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Giuseppe (Author), Di Lampedusa, Guiseppe (Author)
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Format: Paperback, 320pp.
Date of publication: Jul 1991
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN-13: 9780679731214
Dimensions: 20.35 cm. (length) X 13.26 cm. (width) X 1.78 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 300 grams

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Giuseppe di Lampedeusa was born in Sicily in 1896 and died in 1957. The Leopard was his only novel. [Edit review] [Delete review]
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A classic of modern fiction. Set in the 1860s, THE LEOPARD is the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. [Edit review] [Delete review]
May, 1860

Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

The daily recital of the Rosary was over. For half an hour the steady voice of the Prince had recalled the Glorious and the Sorrowful Mysteries; for half an hour other voices had interwoven a lilting hum from which, now and again, would chime some unlikely word: love, virginity, death; and during that hum the whole aspect of the rococo drawing room seemed to change; even the parrots spreading iridescent wings over the silken walls appeared abashed; even the Magdalen between the two windows looked a penitent and not just a handsome blonde lost in some dubious daydream, as she usually was.

Now, as the voices fell silent, everything dropped back into its usual order or disorder. Bendicò, the Great Dane, vexed at having been shut out, came barking through the door by which the servants had left. The women rose slowly to their feet, their oscillating skirts as they withdrew baring bit by bit the... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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