Everything you need to understand or teach The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
The Leopard is the story of a middle-aged, Sicilian aristocrat caught in the middle of a political and personal revolution. As his influence and status are eroded in the wake of a working class rebellion, his sense of status and self-importance is eroded in the wake of his personal encounters with ambitious members of the working class and with his own superficiality. As the narrative follows the aristocrat, known as the Prince, to the ultimate confrontation with the inevitable and universal process of change, it develops themes relating to the shallowness of religious faith and the futile power of money.
This novel, set in 1860's Sicily (a time of considerable socio-political upheaval), follows the life and career of Prince Fabrizio de Salinas, or simply the Prince as he's referred to throughout the novel. The narrative begins with a description of what, for the Prince, is a normal evening...
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