❴KINDLE❵ ❆ The Leopard Author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa – Heartforum.co.uk The Leopard is a story of a decadent and dying aristocracy threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy Set against the political upheavals of Italy in the s, it focuses on Don Fabrizio, a Sic The Leopard is a story of a decadent and dying aristocracy threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy Set against the political upheavals of Italy in the s, it focuses on Don Fabrizio, a Sicilian prince of immense sensual appetites, wealth, and great personal magnetism Around this powerful figure swirls a glittering array of characters a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants and millionaires.
Tomasi was born in Palermo to Giulio Maria Tomasi, Prince of Lampedusa and Duke of Palma di Montechiaro, and Beatrice Mastrogiovanni Tasca Filangieri di Cut He became an only child after the death from diphtheria of his sister He was very close to his mother, a strong personality who influenced him a great deal, especially because his father was rather cold and detached As a child he studied in their grand house in Palermo with a tutor including the subjects of literature and English , with his mother who taught him French , and with a grandmother who read him the novels of Emilio Salgari In the little theater of the house in Santa Margherita di The Leopard ePUB Ä Paperback Belice, where he spent long vacations, he first saw a performance of Shakespeare s Hamlet, performed by a company of travelling players His cousin was Fulco di Verdura.
- 319 pages
- The Leopard
- Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
- 13 February 2018 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa