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The betrothed, a comic book


If you think of the city of Lecco, the incipit of one of the most famous novels in literature resounds in your mind: “That branch of Lake Como that turns at noon…”. The bond between Lecco and Alessandro Manzoni‘s betrothed is now indissoluble. However, there is a curious fact that very few people know: it was Manzoni himself who wanted to complement his volume with an important iconographic contribution, thinking that, in this way, he could evade the piracy that was damaging him. Hence the idea of ​​offering the public an intriguing and precious version of the betrothed, that is, the one created for the Giornalino in the 1980s.

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Among the many real and imaginary characters that populate the novel, there are some who have entered the collective imagination of all of us: Don Abbondio and his fear, the tattler Perpetua, the proud Renzo and the timorous Lucia, not to mention the damned Don Rodrigo.
Everyone has their own way, helping to consolidate the relevance of an incredibly current romance.
This volume, through the language of comics, allows you to rediscover the value of the betrothed as a historical novel.
The book is enriched by 23 splendid tables dedicated to the Manzonian places of Lecco, Monza, Milan, Valsassina and Bergamo created by Alessia Buffolo. The notes on the places written by Gian Luigi Daccò complete the work.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Claudio Nizzi, Gianluigi Daccò


Alessia Buffolo, Paolo Piffarerio


23,5 x 30,5 cm







Cover price

30,00 €