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Alessandro Manzoni   Listen
Alessandro Manzoni

Italian novelist and poet (1785-1873).  Synonym: Manzoni.

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"Alessandro Manzoni" Quotes from Famous Books

... on board from a villa and took a seat near me. He spoke French, and we entered into conversation. He had been in Italy, knew some words of Italian, and had read "I Promessi Sposi." He asked me for particulars in regard to the death of Alessandro Manzoni. After ten minutes I adored him. He gave me an account of the trekschuit. To appreciate the poetry of this national boat it is necessary to take long journeys in company with some Dutch people. Then they all live just as if they were ...
— Holland, v. 1 (of 2) • Edmondo de Amicis

... not to say pagan, leanings of these two poets, a reaction set in with Alessandro Manzoni, the founder of Italian Romanticism, to which he gave an aspect differing from that which the same movement wore in France, because he was an ardent Catholic at a time when Christianity had almost the charm of novelty. His religious outpourings combine the fervour ...
— The Liberation of Italy • Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

Words linked to "Alessandro Manzoni" :   Manzoni, writer, author

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