The Betrothed

"The Betrothed" is a historical novel written by Alessandro Manzoni, considered one of the most important works in Italian literature. Published in 1827, it is set in 17th-century Lombardy during the Spanish domination and tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, whose plans to marry are thwarted by the villainous Don Rodrigo.

The novel explores themes of love, faith, and social justice in the context of a tumultuous historical period. It vividly portrays the hardships faced by the common people, including famine and plague, as well as their resilience and determination.

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