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The Betrothed

Don Abbondio, parish priest at Lecco, has agreed to perform the marriage ceremony of Lorenzo and Lucia, two young peasants. The day before, as he is walking home, Abbondio is stopped by two...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 6:00 pm UTC

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The Betrothed

As the local parish priest, Don Abbondio is naturally expected to preside at all church wedding ceremonies. The forthcoming betrothal of Renzo and Lucia is no exception; or at least, it shouldn't...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 2:16 pm UTC

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The Betrothed

Manzoni's novel is a massive panorama of 17th-century northern Italian society. The Catholic religion played a central role in that society, so it is fitting that it does so in the novel, as well....

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016 2:27 am UTC

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The Betrothed

In this book, both Renzo and Lucia are the protagonists. They are equally important and have the same goal. Renzo is perhaps talked of more in the book, having more of an active role in the...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2018 3:20 pm UTC

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The Betrothed

Fra Cristoforo has a dark secret: once upon a time, he killed a man. Originally, his name was Lodovico, and he was the son of a rich merchant. One day he was out walking with his loyal, faithful...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019 10:29 am UTC

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