The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) [NOOK Book]

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Considered one of the most important novels ever written in the Italian language, "The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)" is Alessandro Manzoni's 1827 historical novel, which details the terribly oppressive rule of the Spanish over Italy in the early 1600s. At the center of the novel is the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, whose marriage is forbidden by the local baron. Set against all odds Renzo and Lucia's love must struggle against the ravages of war, famine, and the plague. Manzoni's "The Betrothed" is ...
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The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)

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Overview

Considered one of the most important novels ever written in the Italian language, "The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)" is Alessandro Manzoni's 1827 historical novel, which details the terribly oppressive rule of the Spanish over Italy in the early 1600s. At the center of the novel is the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, whose marriage is forbidden by the local baron. Set against all odds Renzo and Lucia's love must struggle against the ravages of war, famine, and the plague. Manzoni's "The Betrothed" is an epic, historical Italian masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420906486
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 632,352
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2001

    A Riveting Story

    I read this book during a trip to Italy in order to get a feel for the country and its history. Even though the novel is long, it is very fast-paced and you can read it quickly. Like many 19th century novels, it has a number of side stories, but is basically very plot-driven. It is melodramatic in the same way as Hugo's Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The historical events of 1628, particularly the plague of that year in Milan, are meticulously researched and detailed. The fictional story seems to be something of a mechanism to discuss the real issues of Italian politics of the 17th century. The part about the weird nun is taken from a true story. I immensely enjoyed this book and am writing this review because the previous reviewer seemed to think that this was only a book for Italians and not foreigners. I completely disagree with that assessment and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys 19th century novels, particularly those of Hugo, Walter Scott, Dickens, or Hawthorne.

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    Posted September 30, 2011

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