Finished reading "THE LEOPARD" by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, an Italian writer. This novel was published in 1958, the year after its author's death. It is set in Sicily and Italy and begins in 1860. A rebel army led by Italian patriot General Giuseppe Garibaldi liberates the two colonies from French rule and unites them as the Kingdom of Italy. Garibaldi's military officers include the nephew of a Sicilian feudal lord, Prince Salina. The novel focuses on how Garibaldi's "revolution" affects the House of Salina for 50 years. The Prince is based on Lampedusa's own grandfather.