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Barcode30053003731026
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Call NoF MANZ
TitleThe betrothed : a seventeenth-century Milanese story discovered and rewritten / Alessandro Manzoni ; edition revised by the author ; translated by Michael F. Moore ; preface by Jhumpa Lahiri.
AuthorManzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873, author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
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 Paris-Bourbon30053003731026F MANZ11/14/2022 Available

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Personal Name Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873, author.
Uniform Title Promessi sposi. English
Title Statement The betrothed : a seventeenth-century Milanese story discovered and rewritten / Alessandro Manzoni ; edition revised by the author ; translated by Michael F. Moore ; preface by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Edition Statement 2022 Modern Library edition, First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : The Modern Library, 2022.
Physical Description xxxi, 663 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, Etc. "The Betrothed is an inextricable thread in the fabric of Italian culture, one of the most influential works in the Italian literary canon, and required reading in Italian schools. Published in 1827 but set two hundred years earlier, it is considered the first iteration of the historical novel; Edgar Allen Poe declared it "a work which promises to be the commencement of a new style in novel-writing" in 1835. But, until now, it has remained relatively unknown to U.S. readers. The novel is the story of two young lovers, forced to flee their village after a dangerous and powerful man threatens their marriage and their lives. But Manzoni draws on historical events to weave a much wider tapestry: He brings to vivid life Spanish occupation during the Thirty Years' War, the bubonic plague, famine, politics, religion, poverty, class tensions, and a colorful cast of characters, all of which provide an unforgettable portrait of Italian life and society. But within Manzoni's epic tale of seventeenth-century Italy, readers will spot powerful echoes of our modern day: the consequences of government negligence, entrenched divisions of wealth and privilege, a country gripped by panic as an unstoppable illness spreads"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Peasants Fiction. History Italy Lombardy
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Lombardy (Italy) Fiction. History Spanish rule, 1535-1714
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Lombardy (Italy) Fiction. Social conditions
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft
Added Entry, Personal Name Lahiri, Jhumpa, writer of afterword.
Added Entry, Personal Name Moore, Michael, 1954 August 24- translator.

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