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Author Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873.

Title The betrothed, "I promessi sposi" : a tale of XVII century Milan / Alessandro Manzoni ; translated with a preface by Archibald Colquhoun
Published London : Dent ; New York : Dutton, [1956]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  850.7 M2967 A6/P3C/1956  AVAILABLE
Description xxvi, 535 pages ; 19 cm
Series Everyman paperback ; 1999
Everyman's library ; 999. Fiction
Everyman's library ; no. 999
Everyman's library. Fiction.
Summary 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
Bibliography Bibliography:pagexxii
Subject Betrothal -- Fiction.
Couples -- Italy -- Milan -- Fiction.
Lombardy (Italy) -- Fiction.
Lombardy (Italy) -- History -- Spanish rule, 1535-1714 -- Fiction.
Milan (Italy) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Colquhoun, Archibald.
LC no. 56002556
ISBN 0460009990
Other Titles Promessi sposi. English