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Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Read "The Betrothed"

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[Autom. eng. transl.] INDEX: Note to the Text I. A LONG MANAGEMENT 1. Birth of a novel; 2. I transition from Fermo and Lucia to the Ventisettana; 3. Fermo and Lucia and Ventisettana: the differences; 4. The second revision: from Ventisettana to Quarantana; 5. The novelties of Quarantana; 6. A collective work; 7. A novel or three novels? 8. A puzzle for philology. II. AN EXEMPLARY STORY OF THE SEICENTO 1. The title; 2. A polyphonic plot; 3. The historical setting; 4. The seventeenth century is contemporary history; 5. The betrothed and History of the infamous column: antithesis or continuity? III. THE REVOLUTION IN A NOVEL 1. A revolutionary work; 2. The freedom of the reader; 3. The anxiety of the moral man; 4. A novel of couple training; 5. A Christian novel; 6. Is there providence? IV. A BLOODY WRITTEN WORKSHOP 1. A preview of the moral and narrative world: the Observations on Catholic morality; 2. To work on multiple tables V. A POLYPHONIC INTERTESTUAL WEAVING 1. Historical sources; 2. A model of content, of form, of style: the Bible; 3. Between Virgil and Dante; 4. Echoes of seventeenth-century writings. 5. Pascal and the French moralists of the grand siècle (and an Italian: his father Segneri); 6. Shakespeare; 7. The novels of Europe, from Cervantes to Sterne and Scott (and Ariosto). YOU. THE ART OF THINKING WELL AND WRITING WELL 1. A judgment rhetoric; 2. The irony; 3. A dualistic structure; 4. The anonymous person: who was he ?; 5. Correctio and conversion: from dualism to unity; 6. A polyphonic novel; 7. The narrative point of view. VII. A SUCCESS CONTRASTED AND ALWAYS ALIVE 1. An Italian and European bestseller; 2. The Quarantana: an announced fiasco; 3. A classic to imitate, to transform and to parody; 4. A novel for school and for moral education; 5. The early twentieth century; 6. A novel for the Resistance; 7. "The greatest Italian novel of the twentieth century"; 8. Manzoni in the third millennium: a writer for Europe? Find out more Index of names and characters
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Read "The Betrothed"
Original languageItalian
PublisherIl Mulino
Number of pages171
ISBN (Print)978-88-15-26507-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Alessandro Manzoni
  • I promessi sposi


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