The Last Leopard, Paperback


David Gilmour's biography of Giuseppe di Lampedusa unearths the life story of the creator of "The Leopard", one of the great novels of the twentieth century.

A book whose imagery, once tasted, haunts the reader forever. "The Leopard" describes the golden era of the nineteenth-century Sicily in all its sensual, fading, aristocratic glory.

But beneath the surface lurk Sicily's millenial contagions - corruption, brutality and inequality.

Who wrote this masterpiece, this work of art? the answer is as unlikely as one might hope. This is a fascinating meditation on what it is that makes a writer.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations, map
  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780955010514



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