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The betrothed =

Alessandro Manzoni

The betrothed =

I promessi sposi : a tale of 17th century Milan

by Alessandro Manzoni

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Published by Reprint Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Archibald Colquhoun.
ContributionsColquhoun, Archibald.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20275274M

Last Aside: Pope Francis had asked the betrothed couple to read this novel in the weekly general audience in May Renzo, meanwhile, with hurried steps, and with a mind unsettled and distracted as to the course he should pursue, approached his home. Egidio and Gertrude became lovers and when another nun discovered their relationship they killed her. The character of Don Abbondio alone would furnish matter for extensive remark, as it is assuredly one of the most profoundly comic creations of the genius of romance. Also, a thick volume would entail many days in such a tight schedule.

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On the one side you behold the blue lake, with its boundaries broken by various promontories and necks of land, and reflecting the inverted images of the objects on its banks; on the other, the Adda, which, flowing beneath the arches of the The betrothed = book, expands into a small lake, then contracts again, and holds on its clear serpentining course to the distant horizon: above, are the ponderous masses of the shapeless rocks; beneath, the richly cultivated acclivity, the fair landscape, the bridge; in front, the opposite shore of the lake, and beyond this, the mountain, which bounds the view. We neither know nor care to know any more about it. As and when situation required he also could exercise certain cunning faculty that he has in his possession. At all events, open the door; give me the key. The strength, however, of these various combinations was far from being equal; and, especially in the country, the wealthy and overbearing nobleman, with a band of bravoes, and surrounded by peasants accustomed to regard themselves as subjects and soldiers of their lord, exercised an irresistible power, and set all laws at defiance.


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It is the grand criminal who will be drawn from the abyss, for he has descended into it with all his power, and it will need a repentance proportioned to the measure of his iniquities to restore him to the favour of his God. Some dreadful accident has happened. Oh dear!

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The character of Don Abbondio alone would furnish matter for extensive remark, as it is assuredly one of the most profoundly comic creations of the genius of romance.

Renzo, troubled by Agnese's letters and recovering from plague, returns to his native village to find that many of the inhabitants are dead and that his house and vineyard have been destroyed.

She sees God in every moment even when she finds herself in danger. Sir Hugo relinquishes his claim to Eveline in favour of his nephew. But they're not identified with a specific faith system and their beliefs are never actually explained in any way?

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It had a small court-yard in front, which separated it from the road, and which was encircled by a low wall.

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