The Leopard - Study Guide Chapter8, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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"Relics" pp. 244-255 The well-preserved Angelica, widowed after Tancredi's death a few years before (and already suffering, according to narration, from the illness "which was to transform her into a wretched specter three years later") meets Concetta in the sitting room. She chattily tells Concetta of her plans for celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Garibaldi revolution, says that she'll do her best to keep the family's conflict with the Cardinal, with whom she's close, from getting too nasty, and warns Concetta that an old friend and fellow soldier of Tancredi's, Senator Tassoni, is coming to call. Tassoni then arrives, and after speaking flatteringly of how well Tancredi spoke of her, confesses to Concetta that one night Tancredi tearfully confessed that he had told a lie to Concetta about Tassoni, the story (told in Chapter 2 Part 3) about their being involved in a raid on a...

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