the truth as I know it
I red the book many years ago.There's a wonderful movie made by Visconti with a tremendous cast (Burt Lancaster is the Principe Fabrizio, Alain Delon is Tancredi and Claudia Cardinale is Angelica). I have the idea that the leopard is a rather incorrect translation, the title in italian is Il Gattopardo and Tomasi di Lampedusa himself defines a gattopardo as a lion.CiaoValeria(I love you read italian literature)
I haven't seen the movie yet, but can't wait. Love Claudia Cardinale!
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