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    The Leopard (Paperback) By (author) Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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    Short Description for The Leopard At the head of the family is the prince, Don Fabrizio. Proud and stubborn, he is accustomed to knowing his own place in the world and expects his household to run accordingly. This book memorialises the details of a vanishing world while retaining its melancholic and ironic sense of time passing and the frailty of human emotions.
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  • In the spring of 1860, Fabrizio, the charismatic Prince of Salina, still rules over thousands of acres and hundreds of people, including his own numerous family, in mingled splendour and squalor.Then comes Garibaldi's landing in Sicily and the Prince must decide whether to resist the forces of change or come to terms with them.