The Betrothed


Explore 17th-century Italy in Manzoni’s ‘The Betrothed.’ A tale of love, faith, and resilience, this timeless novel resonates with themes of human spirit and enduring romance.

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Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed is a masterful tale of love, faith, and resilience set against the backdrop of 17th-century Italy. The novel follows the story of Renzo and Lucia, two young lovers who are torn apart by political intrigue, family pressures, and societal norms. As they navigate a world filled with corruption, war, and plague, their love and faith are put to the ultimate test. Manzoni’s eloquent prose and rich characterization create a vivid and authentic portrayal of a turbulent time in Italian history.

Through the trials and tribulations of its unforgettable protagonists, The Betrothed explores timeless themes of love, morality, and the human spirit. It’s a classic novel that continues to resonate with historical fiction readers across generations.

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5.5 x 8.5 in


Black & white

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Crimson Text 11pt


6 b&w full page images

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Softcover, Hardcover, PDF

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