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MANZONI, A.: Betrothed (The) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

MANZONI, A.: Betrothed (The) (Unabridged)

After the jealous tyrant Don Rodrigo foils their wedding, young Lombardian peasants Lucia and Lorenzo must separate and flee for their safety. Their difficult path to matrimony takes place against the turbulent backdrop of the Thirty Years War, where lawlessness and exploitation are at their height. Lucia takes refuge in a convent, where she is later abducted and taken on a nightmarish journey to a sinister castle, while Lorenzo goes to Milan, where he witnesses famine, riots and plague—all evoked through meticulous description and with stunning immediacy. The Betrothed is a masterful example of historical fiction and remains one of the most famous novels in Italian literature.


  The Betrothed (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Betrothed 00:09:48
2.   Play with flash player But the following year, on the 12th of April… 00:10:16
3.   Play with flash player Silence, silence,' replied the first orator… 00:10:33
4.   Play with flash player It was not that he had not too his own little… 00:11:23
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:10:58
6.   Play with flash player Having reached the road, and walking with… 00:10:15
7.   Play with flash player Perpetua arrived at length, with a great… 00:09:00
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:09:50
9.   Play with flash player The Doctor was in his dressing - gown… 00:08:19
10.   Play with flash player I can do nothing,' replied the Doctor… 00:08:18
11.   Play with flash player And what must we do, good woman, to make…' 00:08:35
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:09:41
13.   Play with flash player He was walking one day along the streets… 00:09:07
14.   Play with flash player The resolution of Ludovico came very apropos… 00:07:49
15.   Play with flash player All eyes were immovably fixed upon the novice… 00:08:08
16.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:11:51
17.   Play with flash player Having passed through two or three dark… 00:12:10
18.   Play with flash player The reader must know that, at this time… 00:09:24
19.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:10:00
20.   Play with flash player On his death, the new master dismissed all the… 00:09:57
21.   Play with flash player How can it help standing firm, and being well…' 00:11:32
22.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:10:19
23.   Play with flash player Here the author confesses his ignorance of… 00:09:47
24.   Play with flash player Late at night he returned to his own palace… 00:11:23
25.   Play with flash player When they got in, they saw the others whose… 00:11:06
26.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:09:58
27.   Play with flash player The light, just glimmering on the ground… 00:10:16
28.   Play with flash player If the cap fits, put it on,' says a Milanese… 00:10:45
29.   Play with flash player Some ran, some slipped between their fellows… 00:09:26
30.   Play with flash player After this,' continued he, 'you must feel…' 00:09:33
31.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:10:10
32.   Play with flash player A black veil, stiffened and stretched quite flat… 00:12:29
33.   Play with flash player Dolls dressed like nuns were the first playthings… 00:12:09
34.   Play with flash player The letter was agreed upon with three or four… 00:12:16
35.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:09:31
36.   Play with flash player As evening approached they returned home… 00:10:45
37.   Play with flash player The Abbess quickly answered, that she was very… 00:10:58
38.   Play with flash player The true answer to such a demand rose up… 00:10:21
39.   Play with flash player Shortly after finally taking the veil, Gertrude had… 00:10:40
40.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:12:17
41.   Play with flash player After these, and a few similar words, Count Attilio… 00:09:34
42.   Play with flash player Don Rodrigo felt a malicious satisfaction… 00:10:01
43.   Play with flash player Nevertheless, without betraying any impatience… 00:11:33
44.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:10:16
45.   Play with flash player There only wanted something to lay hold of… 00:10:43
46.   Play with flash player Such was the state of things, when Renzo… 00:11:11
47.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:09:52
48.   Play with flash player All on a sudden, a movement, begun at one… 00:09:54
49.   Play with flash player Then overcome, and, as it were, smothered… 00:08:27
50.   Play with flash player Quick, quick,' said he: 'open it wide…' 00:08:40
51.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:08:47
52.   Play with flash player Renzo, however, heard nothing but compliments… 00:09:18
53.   Play with flash player I speak in earnest,' said the landlord… 00:08:52
54.   Play with flash player Lorenzo Tramaglino,' said the youth… 00:09:38
55.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:09:19
56.   Play with flash player At every step the innkeeper met either with… 00:09:27
57.   Play with flash player Ah! have you heard, for once, Lorenzo Tramaglino'… 00:08:37
58.   Play with flash player While Renzo was putting on his jacket… 00:09:52
59.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:09:07
60.   Play with flash player By and by, however, he became still more… 00:09:21
61.   Play with flash player There are, certainly,' replied the landlord… 00:07:35
62.   Play with flash player The soldiers had the vicar's house to defend…' 00:09:12
63.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:09:56
64.   Play with flash player While he thus stood, the rustling of his feet… 00:09:24
65.   Play with flash player Had Renzo been here to enjoy himself… 00:09:28
66.   Play with flash player During the remainder of his walk… 00:09:08
67.   Play with flash player Chapter 18 00:08:59
68.   Play with flash player The path of iniquity, as our manuscript here… 00:09:15
69.   Play with flash player The reader may remember that the Capuchin… 00:09:07
70.   Play with flash player There is a Capuchin friar in that neighbourhood…' 00:08:21
71.   Play with flash player Chapter 19 00:10:08
72.   Play with flash player The proverb was not exactly to the purpose… 00:08:24
73.   Play with flash player At any rate, it would be well to try and prevent…' 00:07:51
74.   Play with flash player He went on thus, till, on his own service and that… 00:09:12
75.   Play with flash player Chapter 20 00:09:26
76.   Play with flash player Now, on the contrary, it was the thoughts of… 00:09:42
77.   Play with flash player She passed the gate of the cloister unobserved… 00:08:05
78.   Play with flash player Overcome with distress, agony, and terror… 00:07:53
79.   Play with flash player Chapter 21 00:09:48
80.   Play with flash player As if invigorated by fear, the unhappy girl… 00:10:38
81.   Play with flash player Lucia remained motionless, shrunk up into the… 00:09:51
82.   Play with flash player Like one suddenly surprised by an unexpected… 00:08:40
83.   Play with flash player Chapter 22 00:10:26
84.   Play with flash player He employed the authority conceded to him… 00:09:52
85.   Play with flash player It were useless to inquire what were the effects… 00:09:48
86.   Play with flash player Chapter 23 00:09:13
87.   Play with flash player These words were uttered with an accent of… 00:09:43
88.   Play with flash player The chaplain quitted the room, and on entering… 00:09:44
89.   Play with flash player It was afterwards found that the passage… 00:09:28
90.   Play with flash player Repentance, when there is an inclination to it… 00:07:47
91.   Play with flash player Chapter 24 00:09:08
92.   Play with flash player Lucia replied with a look which expressed assent… 00:11:03
93.   Play with flash player Invigorated in body, and gradually revived in heart… 00:10:40
94.   Play with flash player When, however, the tumultuous feelings… 00:09:35
95.   Play with flash player Here the mistress of the house came into the… 00:08:56
96.   Play with flash player In a moment, all those who were scattered… 00:09:07
97.   Play with flash player Chapter 25 00:09:30
98.   Play with flash player He knew not, poor man, that Federigo had not… 00:10:27
99.   Play with flash player It was a continual annoyance to the poor man… 00:12:38
100.   Play with flash player Chapter 26 00:09:02
101.   Play with flash player He then said aloud: 'Oh, my Lord, you are joking…' 00:08:44
102.   Play with flash player Home she went as quickly as possible… 00:08:17
103.   Play with flash player Agnese, with much feeling, assured her daughter… 00:08:37
104.   Play with flash player Chapter 27 00:08:39
105.   Play with flash player At length, by dint of searching and sounding… 00:10:08
106.   Play with flash player Lucia, with a voice tremulous with shame… 00:08:21
107.   Play with flash player He had made a recreation rather than a study… 00:08:16
108.   Play with flash player Chapter 28 00:09:21
109.   Play with flash player At every step, the shops closed; manufactories… 00:12:02
110.   Play with flash player Throughout the day a confused humming… 00:09:39
111.   Play with flash player This being perceived, it was considered advisable… 00:09:43
112.   Play with flash player While this army was retiring on one hand… 00:09:01
113.   Play with flash player Chapter 29 00:08:07
114.   Play with flash player Thinking that in such confusion the poor man… 00:08:07
115.   Play with flash player It was determined to stop here and take a little… 00:08:16
116.   Play with flash player These and other reasons sheltered him also… 00:08:23
117.   Play with flash player Chapter 30 00:08:48
118.   Play with flash player The Unnamed interrupted these words… 00:10:23
119.   Play with flash player The flying squadron of Venetians made their… 00:09:36
120.   Play with flash player Chapter 31 00:10:02
121.   Play with flash player But that which, leaving censure, diminishes our… 00:10:38
122.   Play with flash player One day, as he was going in a litter to visit… 00:09:32
123.   Play with flash player But two actions, one of blind and undisciplined… 00:09:21
124.   Play with flash player Chapter 32 00:09:39
125.   Play with flash player Three days were spent in preparations… 00:09:57
126.   Play with flash player On one occasion, the Lazzaretto was left… 00:10:20
127.   Play with flash player This story, generally believed there by the… 00:08:50
128.   Play with flash player Chapter 33 00:09:48
129.   Play with flash player Don Rodrigo lay down, and accompanied him… 00:10:18
130.   Play with flash player It is well to hope, my good Renzo. 00:08:20
131.   Play with flash player Renzo hastened to meet him, and made a low… 00:09:03
132.   Play with flash player The bramble intruded everywhere… 00:09:29
133.   Play with flash player Chapter 34 00:09:23
134.   Play with flash player He ran towards her; and when he came near… 00:10:56
135.   Play with flash player At daybreak, midday, and evening, one of the… 00:09:59
136.   Play with flash player Recovered from these singular emotions… 00:10:33
137.   Play with flash player At this action they all fled in horror; and Renzo… 00:08:59
138.   Play with flash player Chapter 35 00:10:36
139.   Play with flash player The history of the friar, from the point at which… 00:11:34
140.   Play with flash player But Renzo, whose anger had for some time… 00:11:05
141.   Play with flash player Chapter 36 00:08:33
142.   Play with flash player Father Felice now came up, barefoot, with the… 00:10:55
143.   Play with flash player Heartless man!' replied Lucia, turning round… 00:08:57
144.   Play with flash player She was a wealthy tradeswoman, of about thirty… 00:10:35
145.   Play with flash player The friar beckoned to the youth, who was standing… 00:07:56
146.   Play with flash player Chapter 37 00:09:47
147.   Play with flash player His friend then went out, and soon returned… 00:11:18
148.   Play with flash player If the survivors of the plague were to one another… 00:10:24
149.   Play with flash player Chapter 38 00:08:38
150.   Play with flash player Here Agnese and the widow, each in their own way… 00:09:42
151.   Play with flash player The day following, he received a visit as unexpected… 00:10:49
152.   Play with flash player Should any one ask if there was no grief felt… 00:11:43

Total Playing Time: 24:39:49






Author(s):
Manzoni, Alessandro

Reader(s):
Boulton, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0344

Barcode: 9781781982105

Release Date: 04/2019

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