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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

He is saved in the nick of time by Ferrer, the Grand Chancellor, who arrives in a coach and announces he is taking the Commissioner to prison. I’m reading this VERY slowly Manzoni, building on the simple romantic story of an engaged couple whose scheduled wedding is prevented by the designs of a lustful noble, creates a rich, many-shaded portrait of life in the vicinity of Milan in the early 17th Century, featuring betrothe, famine, plague and riot, great crim Manzoni’s historical novel The Betrothed –although not much read today in the English-speaking world–is considered by many Italians to be the greatest novel written in their language.

In the street Renzo announces loudly that he is being punished for his heroism the day before and, with the aid of sympathetic onlookers, he effects his escape.

The similarities are intriguing: Oct 31, Dagny rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is famous for the novel The Betrothed Italian: The characters in the novel are memorable and attractive, even the villains — stock characters, all of manzonk young lovers, parish priest and his housekeeper, Cardinal, ruffians, evil noblesbut individuated through description and dialogue. Yes, there are some rather overlong parts, but I would not remove a word. Meanwhile, Don Rodrigo has organised a plot to kidnap Lucia from the convent.


The choice, and we may add the gravity, of the subjects, the importance of betrothe action, the extent of the developements, and the fidelity of the descriptions, stamp them with a peculiar character, and oblige us to assign to their authors a distinct rank among novel writers. In the meantime, Don Rodrigo’s men invade Lucia’s house, but nobody is there.

The Betrothed (Manzoni)

Quando rileggo l’addio ai monti non posso fare a meno di pensarla. I was sure to be discouraged.

Insensibly all continued exercise of the powers of his understanding becomes irksome to man, and he finally considers thought and ennui to be synonymous terms. She is a saint.

Both a wonderful story and a historical documentary set in the vicinity of Milan betweenthe story line is that of star manzni lovers; but oh the obstacles they faced! You read a novel and come out spiritually nourished and strengthened. The seventeenth century Italy was Catholic and so it is not a surprise. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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That Franciscans have been so important in the middle age, and Saint Francesco ideology is still important today, and that the relation between power and oppressed classes were an important issue in the Italian unification. There is evinced in this developement, great knowledge of the human heart, and a very manzlni revelation of the mysterious dealings of a just and compassionate God. Inspired by Your Browsing History.


Had set it aside as slow-going; now I am more determined. Although unequal in merit, they may be arranged into two classes. After witnessing these scenes, Renzo joins in a lively discussion and reveals views which attract the notice of a police agent in search of a scapegoat.

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Religion or the lack of it permeates the novel, perhaps one reason why it does not have, for betrthed educated Americans, the resonance of the other great novels. Read it Forward Read it first. But Alessandro Manzoni is not only a skilful painter of individual portraits, he excels also in grand historical representations. But it has said hardly anything. If you can get through the first pages of The Betrothedwhich are entirely plot, extremely bettrothed, and full of bumbling intrigues, I suspect you will ultimately find it rewarding.

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