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Il Gattopardo (The Leopard ) is a renowned work of fiction by HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Giuseppe_Tomasi_di_Lampedusa ” \o “Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ” Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa that keeps track of the changes in Sicilian life and society during the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Risorgimento ” \o “Risorgimento Risorgimento . Published posthumously in HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /1958 ” \o “1958 ” 1958 , it became the most sought-after novel in Italian history and is regarded as one of the most significant novels in HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Italian_literature ” \o “Italian literature ” Italian [banner_entry_middle]

literature . This work of fiction was also made into an award-winning HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /The_Leopard_ 28film 29 ” \o “The Leopard (film ” 1963 film of the same name , under the direction of HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Luchino_Visconti ” \o “Luchino Visconti Luchino Visconti and starred HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Burt_Lancaster ” \o “Burt Lancaster ” Burt Lancaster

1 . The central character in the novel or the protagonist is Don Fabrizio Corbera , the enigmatic Prince of Salina , who dabbles in astronomy and mathematics . He is the Prince of Salina who has power over thousands of Sicilian acres and hundreds of individuals . Fabrizio is aware of the remarkable changes coming to Italian society and what that means for himself , his family , and the aristocracy generally

Don Fabrizio ‘s nephew , Tancredi Falconeri , the son of Don Fabrizio ‘s spendthrift brother plays a supporting role . Tancredi is handsome and witty , with great aspirations but no riches behind him to let him to accomplish his aspirations . He represents a new form of aristocrat , one who parlays the weakening value of his family name into political power by means of his interpersonal skills and by way of marriage to the affluent and beautiful but untitled Angelica Sedora , daughter of the simple Don Calogero Sedora , who has made his money by capitalizing on the bedlam sown by the Redshirts

Other characters include Father Pirrone , priest to Prince Fabrizio and the rest of Corbera family Concetta Corbera , daughter of Prince Fabrizio , who seems predestined to get married to her cousin Tancredi but who is rejected by him when Angelica arrives Maria Stella , Don Fabrizio ‘s wife and Bendict , Don Fabrizio ‘s faithful Great Dane , who serves a figurative function all through the book , even after his death Princess Carolina , eldest daughter of Prince Fabrizio Francesco paolo son of Pince Fabrizio Don Ciccio ferrara , accountant of Prince Fabrizio and a symbol of the rising middle class Russo , a dependent of Don fabrizio and Don Ciccio Tumeo , Fabrizio ‘s shooting partner

2 . The novel is positioned during the time of the Italian re-unification , the rise of Garibaldi and his Red Shirt movement and the weakening and successive transformation of the feudal nobility in the late nineteenth century . This is known as Italian Unification or Italian Risorgimento , a series of political and military events that resulted in a unified kingdom of Italy in 1861

The premodern Sicilian represents aristocracy . It epitomizes social life and… [banner_entry_footer]

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