The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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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, after two rejections by the leading Italian publishing houses Mondadori and Einaudi, it became the top-selling novel in Italian history and is considered one of the most important novels in modern Italian literature.

- Wikipedia

The 237th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  2. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  3. - 70th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  4. - 84th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  5. - 91st on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  6. - 101st on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  7. - 103rd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  8. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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