The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Stephen Twilley

The Professor and the Siren

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Stephen Twilley

96 pages first pub 1957 (editions)

fiction short stories reflective slow-paced


In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, in addition to his internationally celebrated novel, The Leopard, also composed three shorter pieces of fiction that confirm and expand our picture of his bri...

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Community Reviews Summary of 62 reviews


mysterious 85%
reflective 71%
dark 28%
challenging 14%
emotional 14%
funny 14%
informative 14%
inspiring 14%
lighthearted 14%
sad 14%
tense 14%


medium 42%
slow 28%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | N/A: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | N/A: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

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