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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, The Betrothed's exploration of love, power and faith presents a whirling panorama of seventeenth-century Italian life and is one of the greatest European historical novels.
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author Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873.
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display_description Considered one of the most important and widely read 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, who wishes to wed the lovely Lucia himself. Forced to flee their homes, Renzo and Lucia are separated and must struggle against the ravages of war, famine, and the plague to be reunited again. While in essence a simple and affecting love story, "The Betrothed" is also a fascinating and detailed glimpse into a dramatic and tumultuous period in Italy's history. Famed for its depiction of young love, devotion, and fidelity, the novel is also noted for its incredibly realistic depictions of the real-life plague that ravaged Milan, as well as the subsequent bread shortages and violent unrest. Manzoni's "The Betrothed" is an epic Italian masterpiece.
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subject_facet Betrothal -- Fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Historical fiction, Italian fiction -- Translations into English, Italy -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction, Lombardy (Italy) -- Fiction, Lombardy (Italy) -- History -- Spanish rule, 1535-1714 -- Fiction, Lombardy (Italy) -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Peasants -- Fiction, Plague -- Italy -- Milan -- Fiction
title_display The betrothed
title_full The Betrothed [electronic resource] / Alessandro Manzoni, The betrothed / translated with an introduction by Bruce Penman, The betrothed [electronic resource] Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873,, The betrothed; [electronic resource] Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873.
title_short The betrothed
topic_facet Betrothal, Electronic books, History, Italian fiction, Man-woman relationships, Peasants, Plague, Social conditions, Translations into English