Classics Book Club “I Promessi Sposi”
A series of 12 classes focused on studying, reading and discussing one of the main Italian classic literature novels.
In the Winter Term, the group will focus on “I promessi sposi” (“The Betrothed”), which was published in 1840 and is considered the first novel in the Italian literature.
It has been read and studied by generations and is still considered very contemporary for its themes. How has it influenced the history of Italy, and especially, what influenced Alessandro Manzoni to write this masterpiece after twenty years of crafting? With our instructor, Mattia Milone, we will read through this Classic of Italian Literature and discuss the story, the plot, and the characters of a book that has defined literary tradition for the past two centuries.
What better way to start our weekly appointment with our Classic Italian Literature Book Club?
- Thursdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm PST
Reading book: “I Promessi Sposi”