Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (1785-1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. His novel "The Betrothed" (in Italian, "I Promessi Sposi") raised him to the first rank of literary fame. It is generally agreed to be his greatest work.
Per carità, sarà anche uno dei romanzi più importanti della letteratura italiana, non lo nego per niente, ma in alcuni punti è di una noia mortale!Diciamo che le prime 300 pagine sono state un po' pesanti da digerire, poi invece la narrazione ha
..."ne ha iniziato a scorrere un po' meglio, salvo poi ritornare nella noia, o quantomeno nella pesantezza. Questo romanzo viene comunemente definito "un libro che va letto", bhe, sì può essere una lettura interessante, ma a volte anche soporifera. Con questo non voglio dire che mi abbia fatto schifo, anzi, buona parte del romanzo mi è piaciuta, così come la caratterizzazione di alcuni personaggi. Continua...Nascondi
The story of Renzo and Lucia, Don Abbondio and father Christopher, and Don Rodrigo € ™ s Unnamed has enthralled generations of readers and still occupies a very special place in the libraries of the Italians. Â «History of the seventeenth
..." century Milanese discovery and rebuilt by Alexander ManzoniÂ" was the subtitle of which € ™ s author presented 'The Betrothed', one of the masterpieces of our literature, a novel that blends beautifully poetry, human endeavor and irony. This edition uses a wider € ™ premise and a strict set of notes, useful tools to fully understand the multiple levels and aspects of the narrative.
A great classic that makes you think, smile and passion. The story haunted by Renzo and Lucia, the cowardly Don Abbondio, the bully with Don Rodrigo Bravo, his henchmen, the elusive Unnamed charm, Nun of Monza and all the characters that surround them have now become the "types" of characters entered in the popular imagination and culture of all of us. Are stereotyped and they are also referred to in everyday speech.
Beyond the political intent, the complaint Beyond the capital, Beyond the Beyond and purifying rain of divine Providence, that makes it a novel is not only historic, but adapted to our times and our culture is just this: his ability to be a kind of St. Patrick's well, inexhaustible in terms of quotations, proverbs characters. And when a historical novel provides, as well as an overview of the period of reference but also a key to understanding the contemporary society to the reader to interpret it and to live it, then, in my opinion, has reached its goal.Continua...Nascondi
The bane of every Italian schoolkid. This novel is categorized as the Italian contribution to great European historical novels. I did enjoy parts of this book but did find other parts tedious, I couldn't imagine spending a whole year (or more)
..." reading and studying this novel. From a historical point it was interesting because many of the events are based on actual events at that time. The theologicial aspects got a little boring especially when you consider what was "proper conduct" for engaged couples in the early seventeenth century compared to today. Finally, for me, I found the chapters about the plague of Milan in 1630 to be really fascinating, seeing how a population and human nature react to a tragedy on such an epic scale. And for all the schoolkids out there who had to read this book, the author's last sentence seems to offer an apology (pg 720).
"But if on the other hand we have only succeeded in boring you, please believe that we did not do so on purpose."Continua...Nascondi