The novel The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1958) of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957)

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Dr. Manjola Sulaj, Dr. Olieta Polo


The present study refers to the novel The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1958) of the Italian writer and the last Prince of Lampedusa Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Duca di Palma di Montechiaro (Palermo, 23 December 1896 – Roma, 23 July 1957), which was studied in the historical and socio-political context of Sicily and even of Italy, during the second half of the 19th century. This work is about an aristocratic family that evolves and is influenced by the historical and socio-political conditions of that time, where frustration and disappointment emerge, since the hope of the proponents about the Italian Unification from the expected demands will not come true. In addition, we refer to the narrative structures of this novel through a variety of critical readings.

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