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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1988. The book is in very good condition, with quarter red cloth hardcover book, as well as its slipcase which has some minor shelfwear. The book was translated by Archibald Colquhoun and contains drawings by Ian Ribbons. It is introduced by Raleigh Trevelyan.


The Leopard chronicles the changes in Sicilian life and society during the Risorgimento. Published posthumously in 1958 by Feltrinelli, after two rejections by the leading Italian publishing houses Mondadori and Einaudi, it became the top-selling novel in Italian history and is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature. In 1959, it won Italy's highest award for fiction, the Strega Prize.


In 2012, The Observer named it as one of "the 10 best historical novels". The novel was also made into an award-winning 1963 film of the same name, directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon.

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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