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The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni


PUBLISHED: 25th October 2013
ISBN: 9781841593579
ANNOTATION:
Set in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the late 1620s, The Betrothed tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself.
The Betrothed
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PUBLISHED: 25th October 2013
ISBN: 9781841593579
ANNOTATION:
Set in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the late 1620s, The Betrothed tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself.

Annotation

Set in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the late 1620s, The Betrothed tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself.

Publisher Description

Set in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the late 1620s, The Betrothed tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself. Forced to flee, they are then cruelly separated, and must face many dangers including plague, famine and imprisonment, and confront a variety of strange characters - the mysterious Nun of Monza, the fiery Father Cristoforo and the sinister 'Unnamed' - in their struggle to be reunited. A vigorous portrayal of enduring passion,

Author Biography

Alessandro Manzoni was born in 1785 near Lake Como, Italy. Sent to boarding school at the age of five, he felt estranged from his family, particularly when his mother left his father. As a young man Manzoni subscribed to the ideas of the French Revolution, joining his mother in Paris, where he married Henriette Blondel in 1808. He wrote throughout his life, but suffered from a nervous disorder which grew progressively worse through his lifetime. He died in 1873.

Review

"The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi), Italy's national literary classic, is many fine things. But above all it is a love story" Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Author
Alessandro Manzoni
Pages
680
Publisher
Everyman
Year
2013
ISBN-10
1841593575
ISBN-13
9781841593579
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2013-10-25
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Illustrations
None