The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni

Verlag: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1951
ISBN 10: 0460009990 / ISBN 13: 9780460009997
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1951. 592 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth hardback with gilt lettering.Inscribed. Remains clear and legible throughout on moderately tanned pages. Some small damp stains.Binding remains firm. Moderate edge wear and bleaching present with tanning to spine. Gilt remains bright. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: 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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About the Author: Alessandro Manzoni was born in 1785 near Lake Como, Italy. Sent to boarding school at the age of five, he felt estranged from his family, particularly when his mother left his father. As a young man Manzoni subscribed to the ideas of the French Revolution, joining his mother in Paris, where he married Henriette Blondel in 1808. He wrote throughout his life, but suffered from a nervous disorder which grew progressively worse through his lifetime. He died in 1873.

Bruce Penman was a versatile linguist fluent in four languages, knowledgeable of ten. In 1984 his translation of China by Gildo Fossati won the John Florio Prize for best translation from the Italian. He died in 1986.

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Titel: The Betrothed
Verlag: J. M. Dent & Sons
Erscheinungsdatum: 1951
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Fair

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Verlag: J M Dent & Sons Ltd (1951)
ISBN 10: 0460009990 ISBN 13: 9780460009997
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Buchbeschreibung J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1951. Buchzustand: Good. 1951. 591 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Artikel-Nr. 1482226915RF

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