014044274X
Paperback:The betrothed / Alessandro Manzoni.:1972:[New ed.] / translated with an introduction by Bruce Penman. Paperback The betrothed / Alessandro Manzoni.
The betrothed / Alessandro Manzoni.
Author: Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873.
Author: Penman, Bruce.
Publication year: 1972
Format: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] / translated with an introduction by Bruce Penman.
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 014044274X 9780140442748 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Set in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the 1620s, this book tells the story of Renzo and Lucia, who are 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 famine and imprisonment. 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
Translated from the Italian.
Series title: Penguin classics
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