Books Over Brunch. Sunday Feb 14th 2021. 11am. The Leopard.

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Video and audio participation is encouraged.

The Leopard, G. di Lampedusa

The Leopard is a novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa that 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[citation needed] 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.