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The Leopard (Complete Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This is an excellent book. It was written in the 1950's but is set primarily during the Italian unification of the 1860's. It is about the end of the old Italian way of life, and in particular of the traditional Sicilian aristocracy. It would be tempting to claim that it is a eulogy for that way of ...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
ForewordTranslator's Note--The LeopardAppendix
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2010, fraudio, historical-fiction, italy, translation, classic, published-1958, play-dramatisation Recommended for: Radio 3 listeners Read on April 19, 2010 Adapted for radio by Michael Hastings.Don Fabrizio, a member of the old Italian aristocracy, contemplates his obsolesc...
carey
carey rated it 7 years ago
Beautifully written but just didn't grip me.
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it 7 years ago
”Among his friends Don Fabrizio was considered an “eccentric”; his interest in mathematics was taken almost as sinful perversion, and had he not been actually Prince of Salina and known as an excellent horseman, indefatigable shot and tireless womaniser, his parallaxes and telescopes might have expo...
Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it 8 years ago
A bittersweet read.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 8 years ago
The Leopard. One of the four "big cats," it is a fierce predator: fast, voracious, strong enough to crush a skull with its jaws and to drag an animal almost as heavy as itself into a tree. Fearsome.Like most felines, the leopard expends energy in massive bursts and must sleep for the most of the day...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Adapted for radio by Michael Hastings.Don Fabrizio, a member of the old Italian aristocracy, contemplates his obsolescence amidst the great social changes during the Risorgimento of the 19th century. The head of an opulent household in Sicily, he reflects nostalgically on the past as his family grow...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 10 years ago
Found a first edition for a buck! Man, do I ever love historical fiction.
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 10 years ago
Found a first edition for a buck! Man, do I ever love historical fiction.
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