First English-Language Edition, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, of the author's first and only book. 8vo: 255,pp. Publisher's forest-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in the iconic dust jacket illustrated by Hans Tisdall, priced 16/6. About Fine (crease in spine cloth breaking through three gilt letters, spine ends bumped) and perhaps unread, binding tight, pages clean and crisp. Near Fine or better jacket (spine panel dust-soiled with tips lightly rubbed, but completely unfaded), a very fresh copy. Price on dust jacket is unclipped. First published in 1958, as Il Gattopardo, in Italy. "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all," Goethe wrote in his Italian Journey, "for in Sicily lies the key to everything," And Lampedusa's masterpiece is the key to Sicily. Rejected twice and published only after the author's death, it became one of the best-selling Italian novels of the 20th century (more than 3.2 million copies sold, with 52 editions published in the first four months alone) and the basis for Luchino Visconti's classic 1963 film. The Leopard narrates the tale of the decline and fall of the house of Salina, a family of Sicilian aristocrats. It opens in 1860, with the landing in Sicily of forces intent on unifying Italy, and recounts the fortunes of Don Fabrizio, the world-weary Prince of Salina, and of his favorite nephew, Tancredi, who supports Garibaldi's unification efforts. It is Tancredi who speaks the novel's most famous line: "If we want things to stay as they are," he tells his uncle, "things will have to change." That declaration lies at the heart of The Leopard, at once a loving evocation of a lost world and a critique of its provincialism. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Leopard, The [Il Gattopardo]
Publisher: Collins and Harvill Press
Publication Date: 1960
Book Condition: Fine-
Edition: First Impression.
Book Description PATHE, 1963. DER LEOPARD - 1963, Dir: LUCHINO VISCONTI, Cast: RINA MORELLI, PAOLO STOPPA, BURT LANCASTER, CLAUDIA CARDINALE, ALAIN DELON, , , Nac. film: ITALIA, Company: PATHE, Designer: , , Nac. poster: ALEMANIA, Measures (Cm. and Inches) : 40X60 CM 16X 23 INC., Type of product: POSTER, , POSTER are in excellent condition but may have normal wear such as edge wear or a slight hole. I try photograph any flaw but examining the photos closely is your best bet! Please see bigger picture for details., , La mayoría están en excelentes condiciones, pero puede tener desgaste del borde o algun agujero pequeño. Intento fotografiar cualquier defecto, pero el examen de las fotos de cerca es su mejor opción! Por favor ver la foto en grande para más detalles., , SHIPPING COSTS: Fold posters SPAIN 15? -Correo certificado EUROPE and all world 20?. Seller Inventory # 123753