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The Betrothed: I Promessi Sposi (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Betrothed: I Promessi Sposi (Penguin Classics)
Author: Alessandro Manzoni
ISBN 13: 9780140442748
ISBN 10: 14044274
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1984-03-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 720
List Price: $20.00
 
 

Set in Lombardy in the years 1628-30, The Betrothed tells the dramatic tale of two young lovers in a time of war, famine, and plague. Following them through exile and suffering, it displays great richness of characterization and a profound insight into the workings of history and the politics of the time. First published in 1827 as I promessi sposi, The Betrothed is the first modern Italian novel. Alessandro Manzoni was born in Milan to a noble family in 1785; although he was also a poet, he remains best known for The Betrothed. He died in 1873. David Forgacs is a Lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University; he is the author of Rethinking Italian Fascism and A Gramsci Reader. Matthew Reynolds is a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.