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The Betrothed; A New Translation Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R306
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The Betrothed; A New Translation Volume 2 (Paperback): Alessandro Manzoni

The Betrothed; A New Translation Volume 2 (Paperback)

Alessandro Manzoni

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...devastated Introbbio, Pasturo, Barsio they've been seen at Balab-Irio they'll be here to-morrow --such were the reports that passed from mouth to mouth; some hurrying to and fro, others standing in little parties; together with tumultuous consultations, hesitation whether to fly or remain, the women assembling in groups, and all utterly at a loss what to do. Don Abbondio, who had resolved before any one else, and more than any one else, to fly, by any possible mode of flight, and to any conceivable place of retreat, discovered insuperable obstacles and fearful dangers. " What shall I do " exclaimed he: " Where shall I go?" The mountains, letting alone the difficulty of getting there, were not secure: it was well known that the German foot soldiers climbed them like cats, where they had the least indication or hope of finding booty. The lake was wide; there was a very high wind: besides, the greater part of the boatmen, fearing they might be compelled to convey soldiers or baggage, had retreated with their boats to the opposite side: the few that had remained, were gone off overladen with people, and, distressed by their own weight and the violence of the storm, were considered in greater peril every moment. It was impossible to find a vehicle, horse, or conveyance of any kind, to carry him away from the road the army had to traverse; and on foot Don Abbondio could not manage any great distance, and feared being overtaken by the way. The confines of the Bergamascan territory were not so very far off, but that his limbs could have borne him thither at a stretch; but a report had been already spread, that a squadron of cappelktti had been despatched from Bergamo in haste, who were occupying the borders to keep the German troops in order;...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Alessandro Manzoni
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-57187-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 0-217-57187-5
Barcode: 9780217571876

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