GIUSEPPE DI LAMPEDUSA was born in Sicily in 1896 and died in 1957. The Leopard was his only novel.
"The genius of its author and the thrill it gives the reader are
probably for all time."
--The New York Times Book Review "A masterwork . . . A superb novel in the great tradition and the grand manner."
--Newsweek "A majestic, melancholy, and beautiful novel."
--The New Yorker