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The Betrothed

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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
Hardcover $28.00
Sep 17, 2013 | ISBN 9780375712340

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 “This is not just a book; it offers consolation to the whole of humanity.”
—Giuseppe Verdi
“[Manzoni is] the only Italian literary figure whom his countrymen consider worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Dante . . . It is almost impossible to accept this book as a first novel. Through the virtuosity with which its creator deploys and refines his raw materials, the story of Renzo and Lucia . . . consistently transcends its considerable potential for sentimentality . . . The mélange of tones, styles and methods within the book makes the experience of reading it one of the most rewarding—and simultaneously most challenging—in nineteenth-century fiction.”
—from the Introduction by Jonathan Keates

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