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Casanova in Bolzano - Sándor Márai, George Szirtes
Casanova in Bolzano
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Another rediscovered masterpiece from the Hungarian novelist whose Embers became an international bestseller—a sensuous, suspenseful, aphoristic novel about the world’s most notorious seducer and the encounter that changes him forever. In 1756 Giacomo Casanova escapes from a Venetian prison and... show more
Another rediscovered masterpiece from the Hungarian novelist whose Embers became an international bestseller—a sensuous, suspenseful, aphoristic novel about the world’s most notorious seducer and the encounter that changes him forever. In 1756 Giacomo Casanova escapes from a Venetian prison and resurfaces in the Italian village of Bolzano. Here he receives an unwelcome visitor: the aging but still fearsome Duke of Parma, who years before had defeated Casanova in a duel over a ravishing girl named Francesca and spared his life on condition that he never see her again. Now the duke has taken Francesca as his wife—and intercepted a love letter from her to his old rival. Rather than kill Casanova on the spot, he makes him a startling offer, one that is logical, perverse, and irresistible. Turning an historical episode into a dazzling fictional exploration of the clasp of desire and death, Casanova in Bolzano is further proof that Sándor Márai is one of the most distinctive voices of the twentieth century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375712968 (0375712968)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
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Giacomo il seduttore, Giacomo il mito, Giacomo il sogno. Giacomo “l’uomo”. Perché è questa la definizione che usa la bella Lucia - dopo aver spiato dal buco della serratura. Guarda, arrossisce, sobbalza, soffoca un grido e fa il segno della croce. Le altre donne le si fanno attorno, chiedono a fior ...
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