The betrothed

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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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subject_facetBetrothal -- 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_displayThe betrothed
title_fullThe 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_shortThe betrothed
topic_facetBetrothal
Electronic books
History
Italian fiction
Man-woman relationships
Peasants
Plague
Social conditions
Translations into English