Italian literature fans will be pleased to hear that this week we publish the fifth and final (for now) ‘easy Italian reader’ ebook in our series of simplified versions of classic Italian literature.
Said to be the most famous and widely-read Italian novel, Alessandro Manzoni’s romantic blockbuster, ‘I promessi sposi‘, first published in 1827, is set in the early seventeenth century during the oppressive years of Spanish rule.
Renzo and Lucia are engaged to be wed, but the comely maiden has caught the eye of the local Spanish overlord, who sends a pair of heavies to intimidate the village priest into not performing the marriage. The couple have no choice but to flee their homes in the hope of finding safety…
Check out the free sample chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the level, length and format of this ebook, and so decide whether it will be suitable for your current level in Italian.
Then hurry to buy ‘I promessi sposi‘, while we have the special launch offer price of just £5.99 (from Monday next week it’ll cost £7.99.)
Or, why not select something more appropriate from our Catalog page? You’ll find all of our ebooks for learning Italian (and other languages), listed by type and level, from the lowest level to the highest.
‘I promessi sposi‘ | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Literature series | Catalog
New Mini-Book Club: ‘I promessi sposi’
Just as with the other titles in our classic Italian literature series, there’s now a ‘Mini-Book Club’ page on the club website.
On that page club members can share thoughts and discuss the story as they read it – either the original version, which is available free online, or our ‘easy reader’ version.
Taking part in the ‘Mini-Book Club’ is completely free – as the original text is available online, there’s no need to buy anything unless you want to.
N.b. To join in the discussion about the book, you’ll be asked to give your email address. This is an anti-spam measure. Of course, your email address won’t be published or used for any other purposes.
Click here to visit the new ‘Mini-Book Club’ page.
Don’t forget to read and listen to Saturday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, will you?
And if you subscribe, also for free, we’ll email you each thrice-weekly bulletin, so you won’t need to remember to visit the website!