Childhood Memories and Other Stories

Author(s): Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the author of one of the most poignant and enduringly popular novels of the twentieth century, left only a few other pieces of fiction when he died prematurely at the age of sixty. Childhood Memories and Other Stories, here presented in a new translation by Stephen Parkin and including the previously unpublished fragment 'The Turret', collects all of Lampedusa's extant shorter fiction and provides a revealing glimpse into the writer's workshop and the background to the composition of his masterpiece.

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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Duke of Palma and Prince of Lampedusa, was born in Palermo in 1896. Other than three articles that appeared in an obscure Italian journal in 1926 - 27, Lampedusa was unpublished in his own lifetime. He began The Leopard, his only novel, in 1954, at the age of fifty-eight. When he died aged sixty-one, the completed manuscript of The Leopard had received only rejections from publishers.

General Fields

  • : 9781847493057
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : March 2013
  • : 217mm X 140mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations (black and white)
  • : Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 853.912
  • : 288