This fin-de-siecle novel was a bit too slow-paced for my taste but beautifully written. Most of the novel takes place in early 1860's Sicily as Garibaldi and his Red Shirts are attempting (and succeeding) to make the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies part of a united Italy. The Leopard is the Prince of Salina; he and his family are experiencing the passing of the traditions & social structure with which they were raised.
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