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I Promessi Sposi : The Five Foot Classics, Vol. XXI (in 51 Volumes) - Professor Alessandro Manzoni

I Promessi Sposi

The Five Foot Classics, Vol. XXI (in 51 Volumes)

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Published: 12th April 2010
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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XXI features the 1827 novel I Promessi Sposi (The Bethrothed), by Italian writer ALESSANDRO MANZONI (1785-1873), considered the most beloved work in the Italian language. A historical romance inspired by Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, it is the tale of lovers Renzo and Lucia and their quest to be together. Beautifully evocative of its 17th-century setting, it is noted for its dramatic depiction of plague-addled Milan.

ISBN: 9781616401467
ISBN-10: 161640146X
Series: Five Foot Shelf of Classics : Book 21
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 674
Published: 12th April 2010
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.98