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    Description"The Leopard", published posthumously in 1958, was one of the most important works of fiction to appear in the Italian language in the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1930, its author, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, wrote a number of letters to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo in which he describes his travels around Europe (London, Paris, Zurich, Berlin). The letters, here published for the first time, display much of Lampedusa's distinctive style present in his later work; not only the razor sharp introspection, but also a wicked sense of humor, playful in its description of the comedie humaine. United and underpinned by the genre of the novel, Lampedusa's lifetime obsession, some letters also read like excerpts from a Stendhalian travel journal, whilst others are pickwickian adventures populated with comic, exaggerated personalities.


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    Title
    Letters from London and Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Translated by J.G. Nichols, Foreword by Antonio Carluccio
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846881114
    ISBN 10: 1846881110
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC22: 853.912
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DND
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports., facsims.
    Publisher
    Alma Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Alma Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Surrey
    Author Information
    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Duke of Palma and Prince of Lampedusa, was born in Palermo, Sicily in 1896. Other than three articles that appeared in an obscure Italian journal in 1926-27, Lampedusa was unpublished in his own lifetime. He began The Leopard, his only novel, in 1954, at the age of 58. When he died aged 61 in 1957, the completed manuscript for The Leopard had received only rejections from publishers.