The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
In Italy, in 1860, a decadent and impoverished aristocracy, deaf to the upheavals of the world, still reigns over Sicily. But the disembarkation of the troops of the republican Giuseppe Garibaldi who wants to reunify Italy divided into several kingdoms, initiates the overthrow of a secular social order. We enter the intimacy of the thought and the life of Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, great landowner, aware of the threat of disappearance that hangs over his caste and his family, but who thinks more than he acts, unlike his nephew, the handsome, clever and lively Tancredi, who will fight alongside Garibaldi after announcing to his uncle and guardian:
"If we want everything to remain as it is, everything has to change."
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