book cover of Lampedusa

Lampedusa

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Like Colm Toibin's The Master or Michael Cunningham's The Hours, a novel about art and writing in the life of one of the greats

Set in a sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Steven Price's Lampedusa explores the final years of Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, as he struggles to complete his only novel, The Leopard.

In 1955, Tomasi was diagnosed with advanced emphysema; shortly after, he began work on a novel that would fail to be published before his death four years later. When The Leopard at last appeared, it won Italy's Strega Prize and became the greatest Italian novel of the century.

Adhering intensely to the facts of Tomasi's life but moving deep into the mind of the author, Lampedusa inhabits the complicated interior of a man facing down the end of his life and struggling to make something of lasting worth while there is still time.

Genre: Historical

Hardback Editions

February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lampedusa
Author(s): Steven Price
ISBN: 1-5290-1963-X / 978-1-5290-1963-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lampedusa: A Novel
Author(s): Steven Price
ISBN: 0-374-21224-4 / 978-0-374-21224-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lampedusa
Author(s): Steven Price
ISBN: 1-5290-1964-8 / 978-1-5290-1964-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Lampedusa: A Novel
Author(s): Steven Price
ISBN: 0-7710-7168-X / 978-0-7710-7168-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lampedusa
Author(s): Steven Price
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lampedusa
Author(s): Steven Price
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lampedusa
Author(s): Steven Price
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Lampedusa: A Novel
Author(s): Steven Price
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Lampedusa
Author(s): Steven Price
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lampedusa: A Novel
Author(s): Steven Price
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA