By Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
Author note: Archibald Colquhoun (Translator)
Title note: unique identify Il Gattopardo
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1958
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In the spring of 1860, Fabrizio, the charismatic Prince of Salina, nonetheless ideas over millions of acres and hundreds of thousands of individuals, together with his personal various kin, in mingled splendour and squalor. Then comes Garibaldi's touchdown in Sicily and the Prince needs to come to a decision even if to withstand the forces of swap or come to phrases with them.
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