Vol. 4 No. 6 - The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)

Vol. 4 No. 6 - The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)

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24th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 110 illustrations. 10 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Alessandro Manzoni, I Promessi Sposi, Magazine & Nancy Young

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Vol. 4 No. 6 of The Storybook Home Journal

The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)


What's in this issue?

How Glad I Am To See You Here! the Decorating article

Ideas for an entryway remodel that invites family and friends into the warmth of home.

My Maiolica the Hearth article

Use traditional Maiolica motifs in decorative painting. Includes instructions for creating and applying an antique finish for furniture.

The Tramaglino Wedding Supper the Kitchen article

Recipes for eggplant and polenta ala Milanese, fried polenta, Italian wedding cake, and wedding cake biscotti. Includes instructions for decorating a unique wedding cake with dried fruit and frosting.

The Gardens At Pescarinico the Garden article

Ideas for incorporating monastic-style garden design and elements into the home garden. Ideas for hand-bound garden journals.

Upon The Threshold the Workshop article

Instructions for creating a fireplace reminiscent of Bilbo Baggins and Bag End. Ideas and instructions for creating a paneled entryway.

Alessandro Manzoni the Bookshelf article

Biographical sketch of Alessandro Manzoni. Includes a reading list from the Romantic Movement in literature.

A Backward Glance the Lead article

Even simple objects laden with pleasant memories renew the heart and empower home itself.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Instructions for creating fire starter bundles, reproducible place card, paper jar-toppers, decorative votive holders.

Some Of Life's Great Lessons the Writer's Garret article

Remembering how to be a boy is an important part of being a dad.

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The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi), considered by many the greatest of all Italian novels, is almost wholly unfamiliar to most American readers. While the great French novel, Les Miserables, is more frequently read -- though rarely fully pronounced these days – Alessandro Manzoni's masterpiece has at least as much spectacle, sweeping vistas, plot twists, and complex characters and is, to my mind, more satisfying... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi)

By Al R. Young The The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - How Glad I Am To See You Here! (1 page)Hearth - My Maiolica (1 page)Kitchen - The Tramaglino Wedding Supper (1 page)Garden - The Gardens At Pescarinico (4 pages)Workshops - Upon The Threshold (4 pages)Bookshelf - Alessandro Manzoni (4 pages)Lead - A Backward Glance (3 pages)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (3 pages)Garret - Some Of Life's Great Lessons (2 pages)The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) is the 30th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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