Human Response to Plague: a Literary and Sociologic Perspective

SUMMARY As COVID-19 pandemic, other plagues struck people in the past, provoking potential­ly dangerous social reactions in mankind. Luckily, these reactions are quite constant, even in different eras and cultures, and famous novelists accurately reported them in their books. Starting from the meticulous description of people reactions reported in Manzoni’s novel “The Betrothed”, this article … Continued